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Markets: Beer

Beer

From the explosive growth of the world's major brewers to the rapid increase of micro-brewed beers throughout the world, Hartness has played an integral role in the development of brewery-focused, end of line solutions for the global beer market. From early advancements in packing grids and intermittent motion case packing to the development of the GlobalPack, the industry standard in continuous motion, top-load case packing, Hartness packaging technology is positioned throughout the world in breweries large and small.

Robotic automation offers profitable and practical applications in the brewery industry. Driven by both ergonomic concerns and increasing labor costs, AML (automatic material loading) has become one of Hartness' most popular solutions for the brewing industry. And through its warehouse automation arm, Vertique, Hartness offers the most proven "case picking" and "pick to order" systems in the world.

Though the needs of the global beer market are ever-changing, Hartness' powerful commitment to both our customers and to the beverage industry has remained unchanged after nearly 50 years.

Hartness' world-class solutions for the beer industry

  • Engineering solutions that include small footprint line designs, industry-leading project management, and "best in class", turnkey project execution.
  • Robotic solutions that reduce labor and utilities and enable the flexible palletization of cased goods.
  • Innovative shrink solutions including film multi-packing equipment, creative package solutions and consultative services assessing optimal film specification and selection.
  • Accumulation and buffer systems that ensure first in/first out, pressure-less accumulation, as well as simplified line controls.
  • Top-load case packers for cases and trays, which have been the beer industry standard for nearly 50 years.
  • Warehouse automation systems that minimize labor, reduce floor space and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of mixed/pick to order pallets.

Applications

Description

Case Packing Gentle and flexible handling allows for the case packing of a wide variety of difficult shaped containers and broad types of materials.
DYNAC 7100 Line control strategies have been greatly simplified by the distinctive features of DYNAC technology. All users have experienced efficiency increase, in some cases as much as 25%.
Robotic AML (automation material loading) 100+ blanks per minute, based on configuration requirements
Engineering Services Experience across a wide variety of industries providing innovative layouts, reduced footprint line designs and leading project management and consulting services.
Conveyor Dramatic improvements have been made to line throughput and product volume, providing first-in/ first-out pressureless product handling and accumulation.
Palletizing Provides flexible robotic high speed palletizing resulting in simple end of line solutions up to 100+ cases per minute.
Shrink Wrapping Shrink film packaging conveyors and line layouts bring innovation, precision and most importantly, simplicity and reliability while maximizing production efficiency and package integrity.