TETRA Pak International has released the latest Tetra Brik filling machine, the Tetra Pak C3/Flex.
This new machine platform takes the original roll-fed concept of the very first Tetra Pak filling machine for chilled products, into the 21st century.
It provides a cost efficient platform for bulk production, as well as offering increased flexibility in being able to switch rapidly between two different volumes.
Apart from steady functionality, the platform offers excellent hygiene properties. The Tetra Pak C3/Flex has an enclosed hygienic design, and all surfaces are made of stainless steel.
The machine is furthermore equipped with a hygiene chamber with sterile air over-pressure. Automatic and effective foam cleaning is a built-in feature. The machine is designed to provide XH (extended hygiene) capability as option.
The Tetra Pak C3/Flex can switch between two different package sizes in approximately 15 minutes.
The two volumes currently available are the Tetra Brik 1000mL Square and Tetra Brik 500mL Square packages. Capacity for both is 7,000pph. More package types and sizes will be available in the future.
By adding the optional DIMC QuickChange, the Tetra Pak C3/Flex can produce SimplyTwist or SimplyPull openings. With the new DIMC QuickChange operators can change package size, including one type of opening, by pushing a button.
The DIMC unit is placed at floor level for easy and fast operator and service access. The optional DIMC QuickChange feature places the Tetra Pak C3/Flex filling machine significantly ahead of any other directly competitive unit.
SimplyPull is a clever application in terms of cost effectiveness. It offers increased consumer convenience at marginal extra cost. The SimplyPull is made of polyethylene and can be recycled with the package.
SimplyTwist is another smart application. SimplyTwist is a resealable screw cap that offers differentiation for commodity and value added products at very low cost. Both the neck and tear-off seal can be recycled with the package.