"First rate," "inspiring," and "outstanding": These are just some of the words used by the Greener Package Awards judges to describe the closed-loop recycling system implemented by private-label water bottler Ice River Springs, based in Feversham, ON, Canada.
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Video from Spee-Dee shows pneumatic-over-hydraulic lift design that uses air for a rapid lift and hydraulic damping for a controlled lower as the auger fills the container from the bottom up. Lift height is controlled electronically. A pneumatic container gripper is adjustable for different size bottles.
New Media Director Dave Newcorn comes off the sidelines with colorful commentary on the even more colorful packages he bought recently on the part of Chicago's Argyle Street that is sometimes called New Chinatown.