Switzerland-based Tetra Pak launches new filling machine

Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Tetra Pak announces the launch of the Tetra Pak® TR/G7, a low cost, easy-to-operate high performance filling machine for chilled distribution.

The Tetra Pak TR/G7, which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, delivers significant environmental benefits compared with equivalent machines in the market, with for example electricity consumption cut by a third.

Compactly designed and taking up less than 19m2 of floor space, the machine is suitable for smaller factories. It is easy to install, use and maintain, and is delivered as a single unit, which means it can be swiftly assembled within four days. This minimises costs and enables production to begin quickly. Just one person is needed to operate two machines due to its low complexity, and production can be monitored through its touch screen operator panel. Access to the machine for maintenance has also been simplified to reduce production downtime during servicing.

Per Lauritzen, VP Carton Gable Top at Tetra Pak said: “With its comparably small footprint, low utility consumption, minimal complexity and outstanding quality, Tetra Pak TR/G7 delivers tangible benefits that help to improve the bottom line for producers. It is not only suitable for small and medium dairies who are looking for low cost investment, but also for producers that intend to upgrade their existing lines, especially in markets like Europe and Japan.”

Developed in collaboration with filling machine producer, Galdi, Tetra Pak TR/G7 is designed for a range of extended shelf-life products, including white milk, juice and still drinks, in four package volumes: 250ml, 500ml, 750ml and 1000ml. The machine delivers exceptional quality and flexibility in packaging production, including the option to tailor the machine for individual customer needs. This includes adding functions such as a cap applicator, waste carton ejection system or a movable ?oil drop plate to make cleaning easier.

“We installed our first Tetra Pak TR/G7 in November 2014 and have been pleased with its performance,” said Yoshio Akiba, Factory Manager at Toyotomi Milk?. “The machine is efficient and easy to maintain. We can clean it with convenient access to all parts thanks to its simple design.  This helps us to maintain a high standard of hygiene. Confident in the proven benefits, we have now ordered a second line.”?

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