Interpack is the perfect platform for GEA, a trust supplier of processing equipment, to highlight its expertise and technology innovations. The GEA Group stand B09/B31 will, this year, be “Packed with Inspiration,” a celebration of engineering excellence for the packaging and processing industries.

Visitors to the GEA stand will not only get to see the latest food innovations at Interpack; the company will be exhibiting beyond the food package industry and displaying process equipment and solutions for the bakery, confectionary, dairy, beverage, and pharma sectors. 

Plus, company experts will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the optimal solution for your specific project or application, walk you through our process lines and demonstrations, and answer any questions you might have about our products and services.

New technologies at Interpack 2017

GEA OxyCheck for MAP Quality Control

  • Meeting the hygiene and quality requirements of food producers, GEA OxyCheck is a non-invasive, inline quality control system that accurately measures the oxygen (O2) content in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). This revolutionary technology provides 100% quality control and ensures that food in MAP containers reaches the consumer in perfect condition.

GEA ConsiGma Blending System

  • Continuous Direct Feeding and Blending system to explore and develop formulations consisting of up to six ingredients to create process understanding during development. The knowledge and settings gained from development work on this system can be transferred seamlessly to GEA’s continuous manufacturing solutions, and can also be used to support regulatory submissions.
GEA invitation to Interpack 2017

GEA invitation to Interpack 2017

We cordially invite you to the world’s leading trade fair for the processing and packaging industry which will take place from May 4–10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Hall 7A. Stand B09.

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GEA is one of the world’s largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry

GEA has a wide-ranging portfolio that spans almost the entire food chain.

We provide innovative solutions for preparing, separating, processing, preserving, chilling, packaging and freezing a wide variety of meat, poultry, fish, seafood, oils and fats, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, bread, confectionary and food ingredients.

From standard plant systems to customized solutions, all GEA food technology is designed to meet optimum hygiene and quality standards, while operating efficiently and sustainably.

Our technical expertise is complemented by project management, planning and cost control services to help our customers achieve flexible and cost-effective food production. And did you know, around 70% of the products sold in supermarkets today have been in contact with our technology? More than just machinery, GEA’s food processing technologies are “Packed with Inspiration.”

GEA OptiScan

  • Pre-scanning system to minimize give-away and increase the yield of sliced portions
  • Easy access via one wide door
  • Very hygienic design
  • Easy to clean

GEA Dual Slicer 1200

  • Dual Slicer 1200 with Interleaver and Check 4000 weigher, specified for slicing raw ham
  • Motorized movable rotor position
  • Idle cut rotor with automatic shear edge gap adjustment
  • Perfect slicing and portioning quality
  • High performance, less idle-cuts needed
  • With (optional) 2-lane high speed interleaver
  • With (optional) 2-lane portioning conveyor
  • Fast and easy access from both sides

GEA DualSlicer

GEA ShingleLoader 600

  • ShingleLoader 600 combined with Pre-Diverger to avoid empty packs
  • Twist correction for portions
  • High accurate positioning and loading
  • Easy operation and cleanability

GEA ShingleLoader

GEA PowerPak

  • PowerPak thermoformer is fitted with a new labeler combining higher performance with less energy consumption,
  • GEA PowerChange is an optimized and easy to use tooling-free dieset changing system for the forming as well as the sealing station 
  • Integrated package vision inspection system 
  • New single head pick&place converger in order to separate good from bad packages 
  • GEA OxyCheck - a revolutionary new, non-destructive inline quality control system for MAP packaging

GEA PowerPak

GEA OxyCheck - NEW!

  • Consumers focus on safe, fresh and attractive packaged goods, retailers demand longer shelf-life and better visual appeal. GEA OxyCheck provides a solution, offering food safety assurance and the reduction of waste throughout the supply chain.
  • This revolutionary technology (patent pending) is a non-invasive, inline quality control system that accurately measures the oxygen (O2) content in every single Modified Atmosphere Package (MAP). Neither the film nor the sealing are damaged, and the contents remain intact and uncontaminated. It can also be used to detect leaks in packs during production.
  • GEA OxyCheck is currently available for GEA PowerPak thermoformers - either as an option on new machines or as a retrofit for existing MAP-compatible machines. Other applications, such as for vertical packaging equipment, will be available in the future.

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GEA DeltaPak - Small machine. Great performance

  • The entry-level GEA DeltaPak gives smaller-scale packaging operations access to the quality and reliability of the proven GEA PowerPak platform. It is part of the recently re-defined GEA PowerPak range, which makes specifying a thermoformer for a particular application much easier and more cost-effective by omitting functions that are not required
  • In addition to high throughput rates, profitable food production requires the effective minimization of downtime. GEA DeltaPak makes a significant contribution in this area with the GEA EasyChange making die set changes fast and simple

GEA DeltaPak

GEA SmartPackers

  • For vertical bagging users, there are two continuous motion SmartPackers 
  • CX250 with a mutli-head weigher
  • CX400 that meets the highest hygiene standards

GEA SmartPacker CX250

GEA Aquarius BunchWrapper

  • BunchWrapper wrapping machine on the stand is fitted with labelers for placing labels inside the wrapping film and on the stick. 
  • This enables manufacturers to differentiate products by adding information such as barcodes or promotional information like logos and actions.

GEA Aquarius BunchWrapper

GEA Aquarius Coating Line

  • Another way to distinguish lollipops is by adding taste, color texture or shine with coatings of powder, syrups or granulate
  • GEA recently introduced the Aquarius Coating Line, the world´s only fully automated line which forms, cools, coats and wraps lollipops
  • At a Coating Bar visitors to the stand can sample the sweet and sour coated lollipops this line produces, and draw inspiration for their next new products

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GEA bakery solutions for crackers, cakes, pies, biscuits and cookies FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SHOW AT INTERPACK

GEA Comas and GEA Imaforni will be presenting their range of integrated bakery solutions

For the first time at a tradeshow, GEA will showcase two reference integrated solutions for the bakery industry: a GEA Comas cupcake production line with a GEA Imaforni multi-zone tunnel oven for optimized quality production; and a flexible biscuit and cookie production line. GEA will demonstrate to industrial bakery customers the benefits of leading technologies and unique application expertise deriving from the combination of GEA Comas and GEA Imaforni solutions into one dedicated Application Center Bakery.

All relevant GEA bakery technologies will be represented on the stand at Interpack.

GEA Hard Biscuit & Cracker Line

  • Versatile forming line for hard biscuits and crackers consisting of a sheeter, a lamination unit and gauge rolls; 
  • GEA experience obtains consistently regular products by gently processing the dough sheet; 
  • Consistent product quality is achieved by handling the dough mass carefully throughout the gauging process to avoid stressing the dough sheet;
  • Guaranteed minimum tolerance on weight variation, shape, aspect and color of the finished product;
  • The line includes a dough sheet relaxing web, a rotary cutter, a scrap pick-up machine, a scrap return conveyor and an oven panner; 
  • GEA offers lines of up to 2000 millimeters in width, far beyond the current industry standard, setting the market reference for high capacity production.

Hard Biscuit and Cracker Line

GEA Soft Biscuit and Cookie Line

  • Integrated system comprising a GEA Imaforni rotary molder for soft biscuits combined with a GEA Comas co-extruder machine for cookies;
  • Offers customers with a flexible production line for a huge variety of rotary biscuits, wire-cut cookies, smooth biscuits, two-color center-filled cookies and fig-bars;
  • Provides high performance output and excellent accuracy in every biscuit.

Soft Biscuit and Cookie Line

GEA Cupcake Production Line

  • High capacity production line forming part of a customized cake plant;
  • Plant includes: a high-speed rotating paper cup dispenser to deposit self-supporting paper cups; a high accuracy volumetric multi-piston depositor with brushless motors and interchangeable head for easy washing and fast product changeover; and a convection tunnel for perfect baking; 
  • Mounted on a GEA Imaforni tunnel oven.

Cupcake Production Line

GEA Pie Production Line

  • The most flexible pie machine on the market for production of a wide variety of pies and tarts in different shapes and sizes; 
  • Gentle, efficient handling of dough;
  • Highest volume accuracy on the market;
  • High-precision stamping process ensures perfect pie shell, with exactly the right dimensions and thickness, for consistent product quality and weight;
  • Compact footprint;
  • Optional integrated volumetric piston depositor for cream or jam for producing classic tartlets.

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Specialists in processing white gold

Milk processed by GEA isn’t just bottled, it’s “Packed with Inspiration.”

Dairy processing is rising rapidly around the globe to meet the increasing appetite for milk and milk products from an ever-growing population. GEA’s years of experience and comprehensive know-how is leading the way in processing one of the world’s most important and versatile foods.

GEA excels in building the large-scale facilities that the dairy processing industry needs to satisfy demand for its products, keep on top of new trends and remain competitive.

We design, engineer and supply complete plants, processing lines and equipment for treating raw milk and also for manufacturing, filling and packaging milk and milk-based products – from butter, ice cream, yogurt and cheese, to infant formula, milk powder and whey and its derivatives. 

Our expertise covers project management, plant installation, commissioning and after sales service. All GEA dairy processing technology is designed and engineered to meet strict hygiene, food safety and quality standards, while operating efficiently and sustainably.

GEA PandaPLUS 2000 - Small table-top laboratory unit

GEA laboratory machines are ideal for the treatment of nanoparticles, nanodispersions and nanoemulsions but are also suitable also for dairy products, fruit juices and liquid food applications; it offers lots of advantages:

  • Full scalability of results 
  • Optimizing the use of pressure
  • Verifing the homogenization effects on the final product and fining tune the perfect product formulation
  • High reliability of performance over time 
  • Limited maintenance
  • Improved performance thanks to Re+VALVE in ceramic or tungsten carbide
Homogenizer Table Top

GEA Hilge CONTRA

GEA Hilge CONTRA range offers single or multistage, end-suction centrifugal pumps designed in accordance with the Qualified Hygienic Design (QHD) criteria and with EHEDG certification. Benefits:

  • No dead ends
  • No risk of contamination
  • All wetted parts are electro-polished
  • High corrosion resistance and surface finish
  • Fully drainable
  • Quick and easy cleaning at vertical position
  • Multiple flange options
  • Easily adaptable in any systems
GEA Hilge Contra

GEA VESTA® Tank Bottom Valves

VESTA® tank bottom valves are used to shut off fluid media in tanks.
They are designed to be fitted to the lowest point of the bottom to shut off the media flush with the tank bottom without any kind of sump.
The pocket free design provides complete draining of the tank and optimal CIP/SIP cleaning. Thanks to the robust design of the body, and/or the body connection flange, the valve can be welded into place without any distortion.

VESTA® Tank Bottom Valve H_A_T to be Flanged in

GEA IBCfill® Filling System

The IBCfill® filling system is a plug & play solution for the aseptic filling of IBC modules (Intermediate Bulk Containers) and is especially distinguished by its compact design, the easy connection to industrial processes as well as the smooth adjustment of process parameters to the product to be filled

Filling System IBCfill®

GEA SRS Vibration Sifter

The SRS vibration sifter is designed for dairy and food industry applications that require high standards of hygiene and sanitary processing

  • Available in closed and highly sanitary designs (EHEDG, USDA3A), and built for continuous operation
  • Equipped with two vibration motors, various screen types and cleaning systems, and supplied with large top cover(s) for easy access during cleaning, inspection or when the screen mesh needs to be changed
  • Clean-in-place (CIP)-compatible versions can be provided on request
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CER Spiral Elevator

The CER is a free-swinging vibrating conveyor designed for upward or downward conveying

  • The spiral elevator is designed for use in several areas of the food industry, the feeding industry, and the chemical-technical industry – especially where a sanitary conveying is required
  • No lubrication or regular inspection necessary
  • The spiral elevator is extremely gentle in the handling of the products
  • Among the most important conveying of products characteristics are : dry, wet, warm, greasy, frozen etc.
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GEA Vacuum Sampler

The new GEA Vacuum Sampler allows powder samples to be taken safely and hygienically. Ensuring powder isn’t contaminated or damaged in the process

  • With the capability of a 2-pot diverting head or a 6-pot diverting head the sampler can be programmed to operate on a set schedule using the easy to navigate interface
  • The latest design enhances the previous GEA model to be compliant with all relevant global requirements
GEA-Nu-con-vacuum-powder-sampler

Rotary Tube Selector Valve (RTSV)

The GEA Rotary Tube Selector Valve brings a new level of innovation and design to an integral component of a powder conveying system

  • The enhanced structural layout provides greater strength and rigidity allowing for consistent and reliable operation when changing powder destinations
  • The new reliable mechanical seals reduce leakage and provide ease of service if required
  • The Rotary Tube Selector Valve is available in 2 through to 6 port versions. Any of the models can be hand demountable and are manually cleanable
Rotary Tube Selector

GEA POLARIS F layer preparation for single packages

Package Handling System

  • The packs manipulator allows the handling of packages of different types and dimensions for the beverage, dairy, food, bakery, home & personal care and pharma industries
  • This packs handling system equipped with additional accessorizes can be integrated in more complex packaging lines such as palletizing robotized isle, at the heart of which lays an anthropomorphic industrial robot which can simultaneously palletize & depalletize packages even from multiple lines
  • GEA offers a wide range of preparation and deposit bays for any package type and for any palletizing need: from heads for complete layer transfer, row transfer or single package transfer for shrink-wraps, cartons and trays to pal/depal grippers for crates or for big containers; grippers for plastic or carton bulk containers on display pallets and magnetic head type grippers
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GEA combines trusted technology with a continual program of innovation aimed at maintaining price/performance leadership

“Packed with Inspiration,” GEA is a global specialist in solid and liquid dose technology for the pharmaceutical industry

We provide the services that the pharmaceutical industry needs: test facilities, technical know-how, process evaluation, product development, market-leading technology, project management and ongoing support. 

Experts in tablet compression, coating, continuous manufacturing and containment, we offer the largest variety of process technologies and boast an unrivalled history of identifying the most appropriate solution for your specific application.

GEA also specializes in the planning, construction and qualification of sterile process plant for liquids in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including plant and components for the fermentation and purification of biotechnologically manufactured products such as vaccines, hormones and other therapeutic agents.

Our portfolio includes single units, modular systems and complete production lines for powder processing, oral solid dosage forms, parenterals, sterile liquids and semi-solids.

GEA MODUL™ Q Tablet Press (live demonstrations)

  • The GEA MODUL™ Q features GEA’s Exchangeable Compression Module (ECM), which offers higher levels of containment performance. 
  • The press also incorporates an Exchangeable Die Disc. 
  • With a bigger pitch diameter and the use of A-type tooling, the MODUL™ Q can accommodate 51 punch stations and produce more than 367,200 tablets per hour. 
  • Single and bilayer tableting, 
  • Adjustable dwell time control at pre and main compression and OEE monitoring
  • new MULTI-CONTROL 5 control system.

MODUL™ Q Tablet Press

GEA ConsiGma™ Coater

  • The GEA ConsiGma™ Coater is a high-performance tablet coating technology that accurately deposits controlled amounts of coating materials onto tablet cores – even for hygroscopic or friable formulations
  • ConsiGma™ Coater eliminates expensive and time-consuming activities relating to batch scale-up of solid dose formulations
  • The coater uses less energy, has a smaller footprint and has a much higher process efficiency (achievable to 2.5% RSD*) than current conventional tablet coating systems.

ConsiGma Coater web

NEW: GEA ConsiGma™ Blending System

  • The unit will accommodate from two to six GEA compact feeders for which a variety of different top-up systems can be selected depending on the product and capacity required
  • Both GEA’s linear blending technology and vertical CMT blending technology can be installed in the system 
  • A second linear blender can be added to facilitate the addition of lubricant or external phase ingredients
  • The nominal mass flow capacity ranges from 10 to 50 kg/h 
  • A PAT system can be added for blend uniformity measurement, to support DoE work and RTD measurements.

GEA ConsiGma Blending System

Pharma Batch Processing @ Interpack 2017

  • Containment
  • Integrated Granulation
  • FlexStream Fluid Bed Processing
  • Pelletization
  • And much more …

PharmaConnect_Batch_processing

GEA Pharma Solids Center

  • 1100 square meters, including 200 square meters of technical space, represents the state-of-the-art in solid dosage form testing, development, and optimization
  • The GPSC is the global hub for demonstrations and trials for batch and continuous processing equipment 
  • It will also provide training sessions (classroom & hands-on) for our customers, as well as assistance on product development.

Visits to the lab from Interpack (Düsseldorf) will be possible on May 6 and May 11. There will be live demonstrations of selected equipment…

Grand Opening GEA Pharma Solids Center

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Interpack is the perfect platform for GEA, a trust supplier of processing equipment, to highlight its expertise and technology innovations. The GEA Group stand B09/B31 will, this year, be “Packed with Inspiration,” a celebration of engineering excellence for the packaging and processing industries.

Visitors to the GEA stand will not only get to see the latest food innovations at Interpack; the company will be exhibiting beyond the food package industry and displaying process equipment and solutions for the bakery, confectionary, dairy, beverage, and pharma sectors. 

Plus, company experts will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the optimal solution for your specific project or application, walk you through our process lines and demonstrations, and answer any questions you might have about our products and services.

New technologies at Interpack 2017

GEA OxyCheck for MAP Quality Control

  • Meeting the hygiene and quality requirements of food producers, GEA OxyCheck is a non-invasive, inline quality control system that accurately measures the oxygen (O2) content in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). This revolutionary technology provides 100% quality control and ensures that food in MAP containers reaches the consumer in perfect condition.

GEA ConsiGma Blending System

  • Continuous Direct Feeding and Blending system to explore and develop formulations consisting of up to six ingredients to create process understanding during development. The knowledge and settings gained from development work on this system can be transferred seamlessly to GEA’s continuous manufacturing solutions, and can also be used to support regulatory submissions.

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GEA Service ‒ For your continued success

At GEA we work alongside our customers in close partnership, supporting you throughout the full life cycle of your plant and its equipment ensuring lasting business success. However, to keep your plant operating at optimum performance, and to ensure your continued success, it needs to be maintained.  That’s where GEA Service comes in.

Getting you started ‒ Seamless support for instant productivity and performance

Right from the installation, our GEA Service teams will work with you to get the best out of your plant and its equipment.  We start as we mean to go on, a supportive and committed partner for life. We plan and build around individual needs, sharing process knowledge, training staff and supporting operators to get you up and running and ensure a smooth, seamless on-going service for optimum performance and safety.

Keeping it running ‒ The cost-efficient way of ensuring the peak safety and reliability

Regular maintenance is not a cost, it is an investment. By implementing corrective and preventive maintenance techniques, we ensure high performance, availability and quality as well as maximum life cycle time of your equipment or plant. To ensure you benefit from continuous production for minimal unexpected downtime, we provide fast support and top quality spare parts, whenever and wherever needed.

Constantly improving ‒ Sharing our knowledge to safeguard your investment

At GEA we will work with you to keep your equipment up to date and meeting your needs today as well as tomorrow. We safeguard your investments by constantly looking ahead, by modernizing or upgrading of equipment and optimizing of processes to meet changing needs and new market demands. We are always working to increase production efficiency and ensure peak performance.

Together with you ‒ Enduring commitment to you and your business

By integrating the latest automation and control solutions we boost your output and efficiency, reduce waste and minimize resource use and the need for manual intervention. Our commitment to you and your business means investing in your objectives, your risks and your future success. We work in ever closer collaboration, providing on-going systems audits and on-site support, in order to generate improved performance through innovative new service models.

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