Sidel’s focus on solutions for beverages

Offering flexibility with quick changeovers

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Sidel machines offer flexibility, quick and automatic changeovers with fast module replacement and upgrades

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, is highlighting the importance of complete line solutions in delivering optimum performance for beverage producers, along with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). “As a result of the ever-changing market, beverage producers are generally now taking a more holistic approach to the installation of new bottling lines,” explains Clive Smith, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sidel

By partnering with Sidel from the start and collaborating at every step of the installation, beverage producers can boost speed and hygiene with Sidel water lines, ensure flexibility and quick changeovers with Sidel carbonated soft drinks lines and increase their packaging freedom with Sidel hot fill lines. With the company’s aseptic wet lines, producers can improve bottle light weighting at the same time as reducing the consumption of resources. With its dry, low-speed aseptic lines, they can reduce their footprint and ensure a faster ramp-up and, with the high-speed version of the same line, can maximize productivity and flexibility.

Working with Sidel, beverage producers gain access to a thorough understanding of the entire supply chain, from current market trends and changing consumer tastes to the challenges of beverage distribution and local regulations all around the world. Sidel’s dedicated in-house packaging laboratories and technical know-how can help industrialize a bottle that is lightweight, flexible and durable.

The liquid package interaction analysis determines the most suitable packaging for the customer. This includes analyzing the bottle neck and cap where significant performance improvements, as well as cost savings, can be realized through factors such as light weighting and the tightness of the cap. Sidel’s virtual bottle modelling and finite element analysis can assess its stability, rigidity and quality. Full feasibility performance tests can then validate its strength and ensure it performs in the real world.

Equipment for optimized uptime

Sidel can help any producer choose the right equipment for the specific needs of any beverage. Every step of the way, Sidel’s knowledge of all the processes involved in the PET bottling process, from blowing through to palletizing, and its reliable and high-quality, modular equipment, ensure that lines can be flexibly adapted to get the most out of the producer’s investment. Sidel machines offer flexibility, quick and automatic changeovers with fast module replacement and upgrades. Along with long-term and reliable uptime and short cleaning times, this helps producers achieve optimum productivity.

Sidel machinery is also designed to maximize sustainability by reducing overall running costs and use of resources. While ensuring high bottle quality, Sidel blowers save both air and energy. Fillers avoid spillage and waste, carry out automatic bottle/beverage changeovers and minimize the use of electricity and cleaning agents. Sidel labellers cut the amount of energy and materials consumed and the time needed for maintenance. Packers save on energy and materials – and automatically carry out the changeover of both material and pack configuration. Sidel palletizers make transportation more effective, and production more efficient.

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