A Kiwi ink-jet coder precedes the Wexxar case closing station. Later, cases ride an elevator to the overhead infeed of the palletizer. A Lantech stretch wrapper for completed pallets brings the line to a close.
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On the U-shape production line, the pails are filled and sealed at a rate of about 42 pails/min on equipment from Burghof, sourced by Belcorp. The Burghof machine is topped with an AMS auger filler that dispenses the powdered ingredients with 1% accuracy at a rate of around 42 pails/min
At the case packer, supplied by TAD Packaging Machinery, Pails of powdered mixes are collated into groups of six that are cross-pushed onto the 29# ECT corrugated blank. After the cases are glue sealed, they are discharged to the takeaway conveyor.
The cooler infeed sends neatly oriented bottles through the cooler. Old Orchard is among the first to adopt the ICwedge cooler infeed, which is made by Industrial Consortium. The switch from round to rectangular bottles-in both 64- and 128-oz sizes-helped push Old Orchard to adopt the new cooler infeed.