Poland’s third-largest supplier of yoghurt products, Bakoma Sp.z o.o., has just purchased its sixth machine from OYSTAR: a Flexline FL 8/8 CA for preformed cups made by OYSTAR Hamba.
Saarbrücken, 9 January 2014. With the sale of its Flexline FL 8/8 CA cup filling machine, the OYSTAR Group continues to cultivate its excellent business relations to Bakoma. Apart from three BK series cup filling and sealing machines from OYSTAR Hamba, the dairy has already put two form, filling and sealing machines from OYSTAR Hassia into operation at its manufacturing plant outside Warsaw, and each of these machines is equipped with an attached final packaging system from OYSTAR A+F.
The fully servo-controlled Flexline FL 8/8 CA in aseptic design fills and seals preformed cups with Bakoma’s milk products. All movements are servo-controlled so that changes in the filling curves or filling quantities can be easily controlled via the control panel and then saved as dispensing formulas. The filling quantities are between 90g and 400g. The Flexline FL 8/8 CA achieves a production rate of up to 38,400 cups per hour.
One Hundred Percent Sterile Production
The cups are first cleaned by means of ionized air and suctioning to remove any particles that might be present, after which they are sterilized with peroxide and then dried with sterile air. The machine has three different dosing devices for the greatest amount of flexibility with regard to the products being filled. All of the dosing equipment is designed for CIP/SIP treatment
Pre-punched cover plates also sterilized with peroxide are used to seal the cups. For uninterrupted production, the foil lid stations are equipped with automated changeover devices. The adjustable sealing heads are designed to reliably seal 16 cups per cycle. A ring-shaped cylinder heater warms the sealing heads, which are controled and monitored using special software. The tightness of the foil seal is examined before the cups are removed by an integrated packer that sets them in four stacks at a time.
About OYSTAR Hamba
HAMBA Filltec GmbH & Co. KG with its principal place of business in Saarbrücken (Germany) is a globally operating company in the OYSTAR Group. The company specializes in high performance cup filling and sealing machines for pasty and liquid products in pre-formed cups made of plastic, carton-plastic compounds and bottle filling and sealing machines in pre-formed PET or HDPE-bottles.
About OYSTAR Group
OYSTAR. The Packaging Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging machinery, technology and services. OYSTAR has extensive know-how in the key industries of dairy products and food. Based in Stutensee near Karlsruhe, Germany, the holding company currently represents 9 manufacturing companies in Europe and Asia as well as numerous sales and service companies. At present OYSTAR Holding employs a workforce of approximately 1,000 worldwide and generated a total of approximately EUR 250 million in sales in 2012.www.oystar-group.com