SIG, an aseptic carton packaging company in Switzerland, has unveiled SIG NEO, a major innovation in filling technology. With a speed of up to 18,000 packs per hour, SIG NEO is the world’s fastest filling machine for family size carton packs.
It also has a 25% lower carbon footprint per filled pack compared with SIG’s current generation filling machines for family-size packs, due to low waste rates and reduced consumption of water and other utilities.
SIG NEO will help SIG’s food and beverage customers to optimise output while minimising costs. It reduces total cost of ownership through longer production runs, shorter cleaning times and increased technical efficiency.
The machine also offers added flexibility, as customers can choose between 12,000, 16,000 or 18,000 packs per hour and between different volume sizes up to 1 litre.
To complement the filling machine SIG has developed SIG PACER, a fully automated sleeve magazine powered by a robotic arm, and SIG CRUISER, a new user interface which operates the entire filling line end-to-end.
SIG is also launching combivita, a new family-size aseptic carton pack, which will be filled on SIG NEO machines. combivita has been developed following extensive consumer-centric research and provides new levels of convenience and differentiation.
Vandana Tandan, Country Manager SIG India: “This next-generation SIG NEO filling machine combines SIG’s unique proposition of flexibility with even higher speed, while minimizing environmental impact. We look forward to introducing it in the Indian market.”