New packaging machine brings cheers, helping reduce labor costs but still ensuring the hand craftsmanship of the brewing process remains.
March 9, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
CANTON, OH—After closely following the explosive growth in the craft brewery industry, Combi Packaging Systems LLC has designed a packaging machine—the BrewPack—that will allow brewers to maintain their hand craftsmanship while reducing labor costs and increasing throughput associated with getting their product to distributors and retail shelves.
“We took the time to interview brewers from around the country and listened to their pain points. One of the most tedious tasks for the brewers is hand erecting their four and six pack carriers and the master shipping cases. This requires a large amount of labor and a large amount of space when most facilities are filled with processing equipment. In line with our focus on industry specific solutions, we have developed a multi-functioning machine that erects four and six pack carriers; erects the RSC master case; then case packs the carriers, creating a bottle ready case,” says Combi chief executive officer and president John Fisher.
See the BrewPack in operation in booth #535 at the BrewExpo America in Philadelphia May 4-6, 2016 or go to www.combi.com/brew.
Also on display will be the Ergopack ergonomic hand-packaging station customized with a six-pack carrier dispenser and recirculating conveyor for semi-automatic bottle case packing. Both levels of automation will enhance productivity on bottle case packing lines.
About Combi Packaging Systems LLC
Combi Packaging Systems LLC is a leading U.S. manufacturer of end-of-line packaging equipment, with more than 36 years’ service in case erectors, case sealers, case packers, tray formers, ergonomic hand-packing stations, robotic case packers and case labelers. Combi Packaging Systems LLC was formed as a joint venture between 3M and The MJ Maillis Group in 1999.
Company information available at www.combi.com.