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The first robotic loader (top right) for workplace water bottles was installed at Neverfail's Thornleigh plant.
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U.S. technology upgrades Australian water bottler

A 66% increase in productivity and a threefold boost in output accompany the installation of automated workplace water-bottle filling and handling.
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Global Beverage Systems: Empty bottle handling on bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Empty bottle handling on bottled water line

On this new bottled water filling line, bulk bottles are depalletized by a Sig Simonazzi high-level depalletizer and then single-filed for delivery to the air conveying system from Descon Conveyor Systems and Consultants.
Global Beverage Systems: Tray packing for bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Tray packing for bottled water line

On this bottled water line, following automatic lane dividers, bottles are collated and tray packed on equipment from Vantage Pak. Pressure-sensitive print-and-apply labelers from Loveshaw apply product ID and date code to each side of the tray before it enters an Arpac shrink wrapper. Then an incline conveyor takes finished trays to a remote palletizer.
Global Beverage Systems: Hydraulic pallet lift
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Global Beverage Systems: Hydraulic pallet lift

At the end of this bottled water line, a hydraulic device lifts pallets to the level of the warehouse floor.
Global Beverage Systems: Capping for bottled water line
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Global Beverage Systems: Capping for bottled water line

The capper on this bottled water line was supplied by Fowler Products, and came with three sets of chucks so that bottles with 28-, 33-, or 43-mm neck finishes can be run on the line.
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Poland Spring promotes 'wall-to-wall' training

Management says training costs are justified by increased equipment efficiency that boosts output and by developing and retaining skilled employees.
Global Beverage Systems: 128-valve counter-pressure filling for bottled water
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Global Beverage Systems: 128-valve counter-pressure filling for bottled water

On this new bottled water filling line, the 128-valve counter-pressure filler from Sig Simonazzi is among the largest of its kind.
The 128-valve filler handles 20-oz bottles at 1,000/min.
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Bottling built for the future

When this Pennsylvania beverage marketer installed a new line for PET bottles, great care was taken that the equipment be capable of handling multiple package varieties. See in-plant video
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Beverage Container Growth

A thriving market for PET-bottled water and the proliferation of single-serve soft drink bottles will propel United States demand for all beverage containers, according to The Freedonia Group.
Stronger and better looking: Consumer-preferred PET gives Perrier's water jugs improved shelf presence versus HDPE. The PET jug'
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Perrier sleeves 1-gal PET bottles

Perrier debuts several of its brands in PET jugs decorated with stretch sleeve labels printed in eight colors. New molding, sleeving equipment highlights revamped lines at two facilities.

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