The Lecco-based Spreafico specializes in the design, production and marketing of automated machines for capsule filling, offering a portfolio of solutions that are suitable not only for the packaging of coffee, but also instant soluble beverages such as tea,chamomile, chocolate, milk, barley, cappuccino and ginseng.
The market of coffee in portions is now dominated by capsules, which in the last few years have revolutionized the way we drink coffee, making it even more widespread and consumed. Capsules are an optimal packaging solution, as they allow for a long shelf-life and, at the same time, a great aroma and taste of the product. The capsule solution, however, is not exclusive to the coffee industry, it lends itself to the packaging of a wide range of beverages, soluble and non soluble, that are experiencing a major increase in their market share, especially in the vending industry.
Customized solutions for instant products
To accommodate market requests and to be able to offer customized machines to its clientele, Spreafico constantly invests in the development of technologically advanced solutions. Specifically, for the packaging of instant and leaf products, for instance, the tea that can be purchased from vending machines, Spreafico has designed a packaging system that guarantees both precision in the weighing and dosing stages (to ensure reduced wastage of a product) and total cleanliness. Such products, in fact, tend to stain the machine in the capsule filling stage, but due to the depression suction system developed by Spreafico, the machine can effectively eliminate all the impalpable residue in order to guarantee maximum cleanliness of the workplace. Whatever the content, Spreafico machines can work with a wide range of capsules, including compostable and biodegradable capsules.
As for the coffee industry, Spreafico has adopted a special technological innovation for the flavouring of the product, following the latest trends of the market that is seeing a widespread appearance of new and exotic flavours and aromas. The solution offered by Spreafico is based on micrometric drop dosing with diaphragm valves, activated by a control unit with microprocessor, which simplifies the setting of the parameters for dose and dosing time. Depending on the number of tracks on the filling machines, one or more dosing valves are installed, while the product is placed in a cartridge type tank on the outside of the machine. This solution can be applied on any Spreafico system, including the ones already in the market.