While the pandemic prevented us from getting together in person this year, we still had plenty to share with our customers at Pack Expo Connects 2020. During the November virtual event, we debuted several new technologies using narrated video demos. You can see the eight recordings here.
Watch the recordings of the 2020 virtual event
GEA SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip
New for 2020! The GEA SmartPacker CX400 D-Zip delivers premium performance with an output of up to 100 D-Zip bags/min -- all within the smallest footprint of comparable machines in the industry. It’s easy to use; creates all existing bag styles; provides a changeover time of under 45 minutes and offers front discharge. The premium quality D-Zip bag that is produced provides a smooth, wrinkle-free cross-seal, slim design and air/gas-tight sealing.
GEA Visitron Filler ALL-IN-ONE
Ideal for small and medium sized beverage manufacturers, this compact filling unit can disinfect, rinse, sterilize, fill, and close a wide range of PET, glass and can formats. Changing formats is easy with change over times of 20-30 minutes -- no tools required. Machine capacity is 3000 – 25,000 cans or bottles/hour.
GEA Aseptic Blow Fill (ABF) System 2.0
Suitable for high and low acid bottling operations, the ABF 2.0 combines an aseptic blow molding module with aseptic filler and capper modules. Fully automated, it features a dry hydrogen peroxide-based sterilization technology for preforms and caps. It offers continuous aseptic production runs of 165 hours without stoppages or intermediate cleaning.
GEA Whitebloc Aero
Developed for ESL milk-based drinks and sensitive, cold-chain beverages, the Whitebloc Aero is designed to combine decontamination with operational flexibility. Accommodates a wide range of PET and HDPE formats. No water is required for sterilization. Small footprint utilizes one starwheel for bottle treatment and a single compact unit to produce the hydrogen peroxide solution.
GEA PowerPak PLUS
Our newest thermoformer is designed around efficiency, excellent package quality, reduced film consumption, fast and simple handling, more uptime and low total cost of ownership. It features full visibility at the sealing station, and automatic top and bottom film alignment for perfect sealing. Change over and set-up takes minutes. It is appropriate for air, MAP, vacuum, steam, skin, topforming and shrink packaging with various easy opening and re-closability features.
GEA OxyCheck and LeakCheck
This inline quality-control system can be integrated into thermoformers to verify the oxygen (O2) content of all MAP packages and identify leakages after the form-fill-seal process. Non-invasive, the process tests 100% of packs coming through the line saving large quantities of film and food product. OxyCheck reads an FDA-approved sensor-sensitive spot on the inner surface of the package lid film.
GEA Bag Filling and Emptying Solutions
Completely automated Limited Intervention (Li) bag filling systems from GEA are now joined by an automated bag emptying solution – the GEA HYGiTip. These solutions allow customers to safely and reliably handle powdered food, dairy and nutraceutical products in 25 kg (55 lb) bags. Operator intervention is not required, improving safety and efficiency and decreasing labor costs.
GEA Pumps, Valves & Cleaning Devices
Virtually tour our NEW 53’ moving showroom that features displays of our sanitary pumps, valves and cleaning devices. You’ll see some of our most advanced and versatile components, all developed specifically for the food, beverage and pharma industries. And you’ll be able to find out about scheduling the showroom for a visit to your North American location in 2021.