UK company invests in 31,000 BPH Sidel Matrix™ line for water
Family run business Montgomery Waters has acquired a second new complete line solution from Sidel
Complete PET line solution
To meet the growing demand of its customers in the UK, family-run business Montgomery Waters has acquired an additional complete PET bottling line solution from Sidel - toincrease capacity, flexibility and to ensure the high quality of its beverage products.
Latest generation of equipment
The new complete line solution includes the latest generation of technologically advanced Sidel Matrix equipment: the compact blow-fill-cap Combi solution featuring a Sidel Matrix blower SBO14 and a Sidel Matrix filler SF300 FM along with a Sidel Matrix rollfed labeller SL70 and conveying, shrink wrapping and palletisation equipment. The Sidel Matrix Combi features a blendfill version of the Sidel Matrix Carbonator, meaning that it uses only one buffer tank, reducing the consumption of carbon dioxide as well as the footprint of the equipment.
- Output speeds of 31,000 bottles per hour
- Bottles in 4 formats from 330ml to 2 litres
- Label changeover times are 30% faster
- 40% less maintenance downtime with Sidel Matrix Labeller SL70
- Provides operator flexibility across 2 lines, reducing training and maintenance costs
Maximum flexibility and reduced costs
The Sidel Matrix Combi blow-fill-cap solution improves hygiene while simultaneously cutting costs to bottle still or carbonated beverages. It ensures overall efficiency, ergonomic and hygienic design, compact size, easy maintenance and lower energy consumption.
With Sidel Matrix Labeller SL70,changeover times are 30% fasterthan previous labeller generations and40% less downtimeis required for maintenance. With the addition of the new complete line, Montgomery Waters will be able to produce PET water bottles in four formats, from 330ml to 2 litres, at speeds of up to 31,000 bottles per hour.
Paul Delves, Managing Director of Montgomery Waters commented: "In 2012 we moved to in-house blowing and updated our labelling with a Sidel Matrix Combi, labeller and conveyors from Sidel. Now increased demand meant we needed toinvest in an additional line- one that offered maximum flexibility and could be integrated with the solutions we had already installed to produce operator flexibility across our lines,reduce training needs andmaintenance costs."
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