At the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo, WaveGrip showcased its G1 Auto, its latest entry-level applicator in partnership with Palmer Canning Systems. Designed for low-volume producers, the machine can create multi-packs of four, six or eight cans, with automatic pack separation. The compact (55-foot-by-31.5-foot) machine accommodates a full range of can heights at speeds as fast as 100 cans per minute (cpm) and is ideal for entry-level craft beer producers or other companies requiring lower canning volumes, it says. Compatible with all WaveGrip carriers, the G1 uses the standard WaveGrip reels, which can pack more than 3,000 six-packs and run for five hours at 60 cpm or three hours at 100 cpm, the company says.

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