Palletizer for Beverage Producers achieves 6-layer/min speeds.

Press Release Summary:



ARTIS EVO layer pick-up head, mono-column type palletizer conserves space and minimizes maintenance while maintaining production speeds. Layer handling system negates need for pusher, which reduces footprint requirements. Designed to promote visibility and maintenance accessibility, palletizer can handle every kind of packaging, from cartons, cans, and cases to 2-single-serve bottle packs due to flexibility of upstream layer preparation.



Original Press Release:



ARTIS EVO from GEA Procomac



Six-layer/minute palletizing for beverage producers



GEA Procomac introduces ARTIS EVO: the latest development in palletizing technology. ARTIS EVO uses a new (patent pending) system of layer handling to save space, reduce maintenance cost and maintain high speed production.



The new GEA Procomac ARTIS EVO, launched at the end of 2012, is a concentrate of technological innovation. ARTIS EVO is an innovative layer pick-up head, mono–column type palletizer, that guarantees high performance using a very compact system that allows operator’s high visibility and easy maintenance accessibility.



What’s new?

The new innovation of the GEA Procomac ARTIS EVO is the absence of the pusher. This is made possible by the new layer handling system.



The pick-up head, fits directly on the layer and picks it up as soon as the layer is ready. ARTIS EVO doesn’t need the pusher since, inside the head, there is a special plate moving underneath the layer. This innovation reduces the machine cycle dead times achieving the remarkable speed of six layers per minute with a simple and compact system.



The reduction of foot print is 10-15% compared with a traditional machine and, thanks to the no pusher design, the maintenance costs are reduced. ARTIS EVO small size makes it easier to transport and install at customers’ facilities. The price is competitive when compared with medium/high-speed beverage filling lines (30,000 bottle per hours on 1,500 ml) pallettizers.



GEA Procomac ARTIS EVO can handle every kind of packaging, from cartons, cans, cases to small two–single-serve bottle packs, thanks to the flexibility of the upstream layer preparation, either with a traditional system with divider and roller table or with a Polaris EVO manipulator step-by-step layer forming on the positive modular belt.



The new ARTIS EVO clearly positions GEA Procomac in a primary position for the high-speed packaging of drinks in cartons, bottles or packs.



See ARTIS EVO at Drinktec 2013



GEA Procomac will be exhibiting the new ARTIS EVO at Drinktec 2013 in Munich from 16-20 September.  GEA Procomac engineers and sales staff will be on the stand to explain the system, and demonstrate its extraordinary capabilities.



All business enquiries to:

Silvia Armanetti

GEA Procomac

Tel: +39 0521 839586

Email: silvia.armanetti@geagroup.com

Web: www.procomac.com



Photo: ARTIS EVO: the latest development in palletizing technology.



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About GEA Procomac

GEA Procomac was established in 1979 as a supplier of conveyors and rinsers.  It developed its first complete turnkey filling line for PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles in 1989 and its first aseptic filling line five years later. Since then, the company has supplied over 150 aseptic lines for sensitive products such as juices, isotonic drinks, tea, milk-based beverages with and without particulate. GEA Procomac has always considered its R&D activities to be essential to ensure its position as a technology leader.



GEA Procomac S.p.A.

GEA Process Engineering

Via Fedolfi 29, 43038, Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy

Pho +39 0521 839411 – Fax +39 0521 833879 – VAT 02220940346

www.gea.com



About GEA Group

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2012, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.7 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries. The group employed about 24,500 people worldwide as of December 31, 2012. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany’s MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.gea.com.

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