Texte AlternatifThe 10,000 m2 facility occupies two production halls and produces several billion 28mm and 38mm closures per year for still and carbonated water, juices and milk.

“We implemented this system at the beginning of the year” said Olivier Jaillot, Chief Manufacturing Officer for United Caps. And explains that after the quality control, which includes the visual check by cameras, the caps must be raised to a height of 1.9 meters for a packing in containers. “If we were to use a conventional conveyor belt system, it would take more space and use more energy. With the trio-technik AirMove system, we only need about one-third of the space a conveyor belt system would require, and we use 20% less energy”.

Texte AlternatifThe trio-technik AirMove system uses special steel pipes that are designed for frictionless movement of parts in order to prevent damage during transport. “Other systems we looked at use plastic tubing” Jaillot says, “and we could see they would cause erosion of plastic on our caps during transport. We also love the fact that the system is basically maintenance-free since the blower motor is the only moving part in the system, which is a key contributor to our ability to maintain the high level of quality and reliability our customers expect from us. It’s been a great decision for us, and we believe visitors to the trio-technik stand at Fakuma will be as impressed as we have been”. In addition to Spark and Prospark closures, the Schwerin plant also manufacturers Proglass and Prostill.

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