Douglas Machine Inc. offers a single machine solution designed to provide top-to-bottom savings for beverage manufacturers. The single machine replaces two packaging lines, saving labor and floor space, the company says. In fact, the machine replaces five machine centers from two packaging lines that separately produced carrier baskets in trays and tray-shrink packs of individual bottles from the 720 a minute filler. By incorporating carrier basket loading onto the infeed of the Contour SPS‐80 Shrink Wrap System, the single machine center produces tray-shrink packs for both carrier baskets and loose bottles, reducing floor space, operating costs and maintenance. To date, the employee-owned company has installed more than 12,000 machines in 30 countries.
Douglas Machine Inc., 3404 Iowa St., Alexandria, Minn. 56308; 320/763-6587; douglas-machine.com.