As much standard as necessary, as much freedom as possible
The new unit is a cost-effective alternative to standard systems. The compact version was inspired by the successful GEA Visitron All-in-One monoblock. “The market made clear that multifunctionality is also needed for filling with compact footprints. Especially growing young companies want a versatile, efficient and fully automated solution that they can afford,” explains Andreja Markoja, Head of Sales and Offer Management at GEA VIPOLL. This is the case, she says, with craft brewers or even co-packers – wherever small batches are produced and quick changeovers are necessary at the same time.
“Therefore, when scaling our larger monoblock to the smaller unit, we eliminated complexity without sacrificing flexibility. For example, customers buying the Small-in-One unit won’t probably need champagne corks or 1-liter cans but a durable, easy-to-use machine with a low consumption," Markoja says. For the Small-in-One, GEA has streamlined the filling process so that it requires less water and less carbon dioxide when filling cans, while ensuring a low oxygen pickup.