NEWS
23/10/2020

SIPA has designs on edible oil bottling lines

Some big names in the edible oil business around the world have turned to SIPA for complete filling lines for PET bottles. SIPA can provide top-class equipment for the production of a huge range of edible oil bottle sizes: from single serve up to 30 liters.


SIPA has strength in depth in plant engineering. Customers can consult with its experts to obtain optimum solutions that save them money and space while delivering the quality they need to be strong in the market. The evidence speaks for itself: SIPA has installed hundreds of lines for edible oil all around the world.

Fast and flexible choices in blow molding


On the blowowmolding process, SIPA can provide fast and super-flexible solutions. For fast production and sizes up to 3 liters the revolutionary rotary blowmolding system XTRA can do the job while for asymmetrical, handled, large and extra large size containers SFL Linear Blowmolding platform is the best.
SIPA’s revolutionary XTRA stretch-blowmolding system was unveiled few years ago, and is now in full production. It combines features that for the first time maximize performance and cut Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by a full quarter. It offers the highest unit output (bhc) in the sector, an extra-wide processing angle, reduced energy consumption, high flexibility, and ease of use, as well as compatibility with other machines upstream and downstream.


XTRA can produce 2550 bottles per hour per cavity, thanks to important advances in kinematics and mechanical movements. Such a high figure makes it possible to reduce the number of blow molds for any given total output requirement, accelerating changeover times and lowering investment costs. The active process angle on the XTRA is 200 degrees – a value that exceeds current market standards by some 15% and facilitates production of bottles of excellent quality, even at high speeds. Such a wide active process angle makes it possible to apply high pressure air for up to 0.8 seconds, enabling production of containers, even the most complex ones, with extreme accuracy.


For larger formats, for oval bottles and for containers with handles, linear SFL equipment provides the best solution, yielding outputs of up to 16,000 units per hour. With an SFL, the user is ideally placed to follow market developments, needing only to make a modest investment in molds rather than a complete new machine to equip themselves for the latest trend.
SIPA has also been making important progress in filling, capping and labeling solutions. Customers get the optimal solution for their particular application, weight filling equipment provides an excellent example.


Weight filling is the way to go


Weight filling technology is considered the most reliable, clean and efficient for the filling of edible oil. This type of filling is particularly appreciated for the fact that it avoids overfills: by measuring the weight directly in the container (net weight), the weight filling system takes into account the changes in pressure, temperature or nature of the oil, and adapts to intrinsic changes of the product during production cycle.


The Flextronic W weight filler has outstanding accuracy and precision that make it a perfect fit in Sincro-Bloc lines for edible oils. It is also very clean, benefitting from SIPA’s extensive experience in development and production of systems for a wide range beverage products, including sensitive ones. Components throughout are in stainless steel, helping make cleanliness easy to maintain.


Smaller, cleaner, more economic – unit integration fits the bill


By integrating production of the containers with filling, capping and further downstream operations into one line, edible oil producers can save on investments in bottle conveyor and storage systems, and ensure a higher level of product cleanliness as well as a low footprint on the factory floor. In addition, integration of the blowing and filling operations makes it possible to use lighter bottles.


SIPA’s expertise in bottle design is the icing on the cake


A further improvement in production efficiency can be achieved by having SIPA help in the design of high performance and attractive bottles that perform the best on the line. SIPA can bring its know-how to bear on development of bottles with improved ergonomics—particularly important with edible oil bottles. SIPA has extensive experience in the creation of designs with integrated and embossed grips, and also of designs with separate handles. Bottles can be as small as one liter, or as large as 30. But whatever the size, they will look great on the shelf.