From filling to packaging: produce flexibly and sustainably with KHS

More than just standard: the KHS Group offers visitors to this year's BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, more flexibility in all fields of application.

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More than just standard: the KHS Group offers visitors to this year's BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, more flexibility in all fields of application. From November 8 to 10 the systems provider will have sustainable systems for the entire production process on display. Whether glass, PET, cans or kegs, KHS will be informing visitors as to its new developments in Hall 5, at Booth 5-147. The big highlights will be the Innofill Glass DRS glass bottler, racking and washing modules for craft brewers and packaging systems in cooperation with Gerhard Schubert GmbH.

"For us, this trade show is a highlight towards the end of the year. We're looking forward to three interesting days, as we're convinced that with our products we can offer customers in medium-sized and big companies in particular real added value," states Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niemeyer, chairman of the KHS Executive Management Board. Thanks to a host of new features KHS permits even more flexibility, sustainability and efficiency in production.

Glass bottling in the high capacity range
For reliable beer bottling KHS has further developed the tried-and-tested Innofill Glass DRS in time for BrauBeviale. At the show the company will be presenting the filler with a camera-controlled high-pressure injection unit, which minimizes beverage loss during filling, and with a new pressure sensor in each filling valve for full monitoring of the filling processes. Both developments ensure the filling quality of each processed bottle with minimum oxygen pickup and low CO2 consumption. At BrauBeviale KHS will have a filler that processes up to 50,000 bottles of beer per hour on show.

System grows with the client
Craft brewers, on the other hand, often produce a number of different beers on one system. They thus need flexibility in production. KHS has now designed several new modular keg systems especially for this target group which thanks to their many expansion options enable breweries to react flexibly to new demands. These modules are available as the Innokeg AF filler, which processes up to 50 kegs per hour, and the Innokeg AC washer which satisfies the highest demands for hygiene. Their modular design allows machine capacities to be expanded as the brewery grows.

Flexible and individual packaging
Both medium-sized and large breweries are increasingly relying on flexible secondary packaging systems. The partnership between KHS and Gerhard Schubert GmbH is now generating some particularly individual and flexible packaging options. At BrauBeviale both companies will be exhibiting a blocked system for the first time which already has a taker; Brauerei Schützengarten AG is now to take delivery of the new combination of a KHS packer blocked with a Schubert erecting and closing module. Merging the technologies of both companies brings about an increase in flexibility, quality and efficiency. Further details will be revealed by KHS at BrauBeviale.

NMP Systems GmbH will also be represented in Nuremberg. The KHS subsidiary is responsible for the marketing of the pioneering, innovative Nature MultiPack™ and Direct Print Powered by KHS™ plant engineering. At BrauBeviale visitors can take a close look at the first implementation of Nature MultiPack™ worldwide by Evian in 2016. Live demonstrations of the Direct Print software platform for the digital printing of PET bottles also give visitors an insight into the future of packaging design.

Fast service boosts brewers' competitiveness
Time is the decisive factor when it comes to reacting to marketing demands. In its Bottles & Shapes™ program KHS thus implements many measures which facilitate shorter format changeovers. These range from further improved offer preparation processes through optimized warehousing to faster part production and assembly. This allows operators to realize new containers, packs and packaging more quickly and more efficiently.

The KHS Group will be presenting the above and many other systems for the beverage industry in Hall 5, Booth 5-147, at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, to be held from November 8 to 10 of this year.

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