Lanfranchi, in collaboration with its local partner HBM Plastics and Packaging Technologies, has won the tender to supply a pet bottle unscrambler to Kraft Foods in Port Melbourne.
The 14,500 bottle per hour salad dressing line is due to be commissioned in March 2007 and will include the model L1 STD 20-28 unscrambler, complete with elevator, as well as an empty bottle air rinser from Kompass of Italy (also represented by HBM).
The unscrambler is manufactured in food grade stainless steel and features Lanfranchi’s no scuffing technology (NST). No scuffing technology system is based on a unique low relative speed design which ensures that the bottles do not suffer from damage during the unscrambling process.
Changeover time for the five different pet bottles to be handled is approximately 17 minutes, using Lanfranchi’s patented fully automated system.
Lanfranchi produces a range of bottle unscrambling machines for outputs from 5000 bph up to 72,000 bph and has over 1100 unscrambler installations worldwide.
Kompass manufactures capping and corking machines in turret and free-standing versions as well as air and liquid rinsers for empty bottles.
Lanfranchi and Kompass are represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging Technologies.
HBM will be showcasing various packaging technologies at Auspack in Melbourne (1-4 May 2007) at Booth 552.