Multivac develops portion packing solution for drinking water

25 November 2014 (Last Updated November 25th, 2014 18:30)

Packaging solutions provider Multivac has launched the new R 900 packaging solution for filling water beakers.

R 900

Packaging solutions provider Multivac has launched the new R 900 packaging solution for filling water beakers.

Designed for the portion packing of drinking water, the R 900 will be capable of producing up to 160 beakers per minute with volumes ranging from 150ml to 200ml.

The thermoformed easy-open corner of portion beakers will enable customers to open the beverages easily, as users will have a better grip of the upper web.

The beakers run through the line in five tracks and two rows.

As well as packaging liquids, the beakers can also be used for packaging products with a paste-like consistency, such as yogurt in portion pots.

The R 900 water filler has an HMI 2.0 control unit, which will regulate the machine in such a way that the fill level only deviates by a maximum of 1% from the target quantity.

The solution's jumbo film for the lower web helps in reducing downtime due to film changes.

"As well as packaging liquids, the beakers can also be used for packaging products with a paste-like consistency, such as yogurt in portion pots."

The machine produces clean cutting edges and is used for the complete cutting process for separating the portion pots.

By using KPS 08 complete cutter equipped with integrated trim lattice cutting, the R 900 ensures that the pack trim falls through a trim grid into a container at the end of the line.

Additional processing of the beakers will also be possible by adding a boxing unit or direct web printers to the machine.

The solution complies with strict hygiene requirements, has been designed in accordance with the Multivac Hygienic Design and is very accessible for servicing and cleaning work.

The chances of microbes getting into the drinks is also potentially reduced as the film for the drinking beakers is disinfected with UV-C radiation.


Image: Multivac's R 900 packaging solution for filling water beakers can produce up to 160 beakers per minute. Photo: courtesy of Multivac.