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Flexibility on existing packaging lines is not a luxury, but a necessity for today's beverage packagers. The ability to accomplish quick line adjustments to accommodate a diverse array of products and packaging types translates into minimal downtime and maximum productivity. Moreover, it lessens the need for major capital investments in additional lines.
Packaging equipment manufacturers who recognize the importance of quick-changeover technologies will present their latest advances at PACK EXPO International, Nov. 3-7, at Chicago's McCormick Place. The following is an advance showing of some of the versatile systems that will be on display:
Faster filling changes Biner Ellison, Los Angeles, CA, Booth #N-421 3, will demonstrate its quick-change liquid filling nozzle technology, which enables nozzle sizes to adjust to specific bottle neck diameters within minutes. Rather than making costly and time-consuming complete nozzle changeovers to accommodate insertion into different bottle neck sizes and finishes, packagers simply change three components in the nozzles. The …