"As a result of the ever-changing market, beverage producers are generally now taking a more holistic approach to the installation of new bottling lines," explains Mr. Clive Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Sidel. "Here at Sidel, we genuinely believe it is the key to maintaining optimum performance and attaining the most cost-effective operational life over the longer term."
Much more than a simple choice of equipmentSidel believes that finding the optimum solution for any bottling line goes beyond any simple choice of equipment. Whether producers are bottling water at high speed or packaging dairy products with high sensitivity, it is always best that they consider the specific production needs of any line from the very beginning.
By partnering with Sidel from the start and collaborating at every step of the installation, beverage producers can boost speed and hygiene with Sidel water lines, ensure flexibility and quick changeovers with Sidel carbonated soft drinks lines and increase their packaging freedom with Sidel hot fill lines. With the company's aseptic wet lines, producers can improve bottle lightweighting at the same time as reducing the consumption of resources. With its dry, low-speed aseptic lines, they can reduce their footprint and ensure a faster ramp-up and, with the high-speed version of the same line, can maximise productivity and flexibility.
The best packaging developmentWorking with Sidel, beverage producers gain access to a thorough understanding of the entire supply chain, from current market trends and changing consumer tastes to the challenges of beverage distribution and local regulations all around the world. Sidel's dedicated in-house packaging laboratories and technical know-how can help industrialise a bottle that is lightweight, flexible and durable.
The liquid package interaction analysis determines the most suitable packaging for the customer. This includes analysing the bottle neck and cap where significant performance improvements, as well as cost savings, can be realised through factors such as lightweighting and the tightness of the cap. Sidel's virtual bottle modelling and finite element analysis can assess its stability, rigidity and quality. Full feasibility performance tests can then validate its strength and ensure it performs in the real world.
Equipment for optimised uptimeSidel can help any producer choose the right equipment for the specific needs of any beverage. Every step of the way, Sidel's knowledge of all the processes involved in the PET bottling process, from blowing through to palletising, and its reliable and high-quality, modular equipment, ensure that lines can be flexibly adapted to get the most out of the producer's investment. Sidel machines offer flexibility, quick and automatic changeovers with fast module replacement and upgrades. Along with long-term and reliable uptime and short cleaning times, this all helps producers achieve optimum productivity. Sidel machinery is also designed to maximise sustainability by reducing overall running costs and use of resources. While ensuring high bottle quality, Sidel blowers save both air and energy. Fillers avoid spillage and waste, carry out automatic bottle/beverage changeovers and minimise the use of electricity and cleaning agents. Sidel labellers cut the amount of energy and materials consumed and the time needed for maintenance. Packers save on energy and materials - and automatically carry out the changeover of both material and pack configuration. Sidel palletisers make transportation more effective, and production more efficient.