Packaging manufacturer Sidel has launched its Super Combi model, an all-in-one system for water and carbonated soft drinks production that delivers ready-to-sell products.
Unveiled this week at Drinktec, the machine is billed as the ‘next generation’ solution and has five process steps: preform feeder, blower, labeller, filler/capper and cap feeder into an all-in-one system.
Sidel has focused on creating a safer and more hygienic model, with ‘positive handling of the bottles’ by the neck throughout the whole system, ‘enabling higher overall’ bottle quality.
In a bid to ensure more sustainable production, the Super Combi has been designed to minimise the use of resources. Sidel said consumption of electrical power is reduced by up to 45%, preform-heating time is lowered by up to 15% and, with the option of AirEco2 double air-recovery, a 35% reduction in the use of compressed air is also achieved.
In a statement , Sidel said: “The integration of innovative new technologies minimises changeovers on the Sidel Super Combi, which can be guided for improved speed and efficiency to keep the line running smoothly with minimal downtime.
“The simplified settings of the preform feeder, the quick release blowing moulds and a reliable high-speed reel auto-splicer, along with the sector based vacuum drum of the labeller, are just some of the ways that Sidel Super Combi makes changeovers easier and faster than ever.”
With different machine configurations possible based on the output required, the new labelling process is efficient, said Sidel, with the integrated labeller being able to carry out different labelling processes, including the application of PSL (pressure sensitive labels) and roll-fed labels.
By utilising integrated equipment intelligence and innovative technologies, the new Super Combi also aims to provide continuous production-optimisation and enhanced performance for producers of PET bottled water and soft drinks.
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