The collaboration opens up a higher degree of customisation in packaging solutions for breweries and other beverage producers with close to unlimited format possibilities – resulting in decisive competitive advantages.
In conventional production lines for packing beverage bottles in baskets or cluster packs, individual machines are connected via transport units. The jointly developed block solution connects Schubert’s and KHS’s machines inline by bringing together the individual modules into a single compact, space-saving unit. Additional transport units are no longer required. This is made possible by the use of Schubert’s Transmodul. The patented transport robot takes over the transport of erected cartons in the KHS system and then transports the bottle-filled cartons to the corresponding module for gluing and closing.
In addition to its long-standing experience in developing modular solutions, Schubert brings its many years of expertise in the packaging of beverages such as beer, yoghurt drinks, champagne, apple wine and fruit juice. Renowned manufacturers successfully use the top-loading technology in the final packaging of their products. The new combination of systems from Schubert and KHS achieves an inline output of up to 72,000 bottles. Depending on how many modules are blocked together, the system can process as many as 30,000 bottles per hour even when disconnected from the product flow.