Designed to optimize logistics
On stand 13B62 at Interpack, SIPA has an SFL Maxi 1 unit producing a 20-L vegetable oil bottle that it designed itself. The bottle is stackable: the 77-mm neck fits inside the hollow in the base of the bottle on top, and the base is contoured to nestle into the shoulders of the bottle underneath. Also extremely important is that SIPA has designed the bottle for optimal top load strength, as well as stability.
The container has a square cross-section, so little space is lost in storage and display. And of course, despite its strength, it is light – just 550 g – which makes for lower transport costs as well as ease of handling. Once it is full of oil, the total weight is getting on for 15 kg, which is quite a lot, but the highly ribbed walls help with handling.
This application is an excellent demonstration of a key SIPA strength: its ability to understand the needs of the customer and develop a container that meets all their requirements.
Equipment for all along the line
Visitors to the SIPA stand can also watch videos of the company’s full range of equipment for production of large containers, as well as solutions for downstream equipment, all the way through to palletization. A multilayer pallet on the stand will actually show how high stackable containers such as the 20-L oil bottles can go.
Outputs from SincroBlocs account for all tastes. While rotary types can work at speeds of up to 54,000 small and medium-sized bottles per hour, a system matching an SFL Maxi with a BigFill volumetric gravity-filling monobloc can produce and fill something like 4000 12-L containers every hour. SincroBloc systems can handle all bottle formats on the market.