KAHIKI Foods increased its filler line’s rate to 60 cycles per minute when it installed a Carruthers VF filler. Maintenance and sanitation were other key considerations in the purchase. Source: Carruthers.

















Gmundner Dairies installed Bosch’s TFA 2520 EU thermoform fill/seal machine, which produces up to 42,000 cups per hour. Laser sensors detect any foil shrinkage in thermoforming operations. Source: Bosch.

Speed without accuracy costs











One of four Krones bottling lines installed at Vitaqua’s greenfield site in Breuna, Germany fills up to 43,200 bottles per hour. Integration of a line management system enables orders to be scheduled in optimum combinations. Inset shows view from other side. Source: Krones.

Servos vs. hydraulics vs. pneumatics











Clean cycles











Line compatibility







Controls and weight









Maintenance and troubleshooting













Sustainability