Drinktec worldwide “ a global network with an eye to local markets ”

Interview with Petra Westphal, Exhibition Group Director Messe München

2018 comes under the banner of drinktec world- wide. The network comprises several events all around the world. food & drink technology Africa (fdt) will get things started in September in Johannesburg. A short time later, in October, CHINA BREW CHI- NA BEVERAGE (CBB)

and drink technology India (dti) will be held almost si- multaneously, in Shanghai and Mumbai respectively. As preparations are moving forward at full speed, Petra Westphal, Exhibition Group Director Messe München, speaks about the features of the network and what visitors can expect at the three fairs.

Editrice Zeus: This is a busy year for you. fdt,dti and CBB all take place in 2018. How do you organize so many foreign fairs in such a short time?

 Petra Westphal: That is a challenge, indeed. Three fairs in two months! But our teams in Munich, Mumbai, Johannesburg and Shanghai are well positioned here. The drinktec worldwide team in Munich is in constant and close contact with our colleagues on site. Together we develop the strategy, the supporting program and the communication. Our subsidiaries are essential to the success of the events, because they are in close contact with local industry and are the country’s experts. It would not work without them!

 

Editrice Zeus: The three trade fairs, together with the flagship drinktec in Munich, form drinktec worldwide. What does it stand for and how did drinktec worldwide start?

Petra Westphal: drinktec worldwide stands for a global network, but always with an eye to local mar- kets and it offers a meeting place for local industry. It combines drinktec, with drink technology India, CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE and food & drink technology Africa. The events are international and provide a networking opportunity for the industry around the world. With drinktec we had already established a strong and world-re- nowned brand in Munich. Our goal was to bring the know-how of international exhibitors to additional markets. We started our foreign activities in 2007 with drink technology India in Mumbai.Since 2011, we have coorganized CHINA BREW CHINA BEVERAGE to further expand our market position in China.

In 2014, we further expanded our portfolio in the promising market of Southern Africa with food & drink technology Africa. In doing so, we build up the expertise of drinktec in key markets, but we also offer tailor-made platforms for the regions.

Editrice Zeus: China, India and Africa: three large and therefore multilayered countries. How do you currently asses the market potential for the industry?

Petra Westphal: The forecasts are quite  positive for all three countries. In China, the beverage industry is developing very dynamically. In the Indian market, the soft drinks and alcoholic beverages sectors are growing at extraordinary rates of increase in sales. With our current three locations in India in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru – we are superbly positioned on the subcontinent. The economy of South Africa is, after some challenging years, developing well again. I’m sure that it is an attractive market also for international companies.

Editrice Zeus: How do you respond to the developments in the countries when you plan the fairs?

Petra Westphal: All three markets bring exciting op- portunities and challenges. What I find particularly remarkable is how fast the markets in the countries are developing. So, we are constantly refocusing ourselves to take account of local conditions.

For example: In China, high quality products become more important – rather than mass products. At CBB, we are meeting this with, among other initiatives, our extensive supporting program. It explores themes that are affecting the sector and give our participants a range of perspective for future trends.

Another example is dti in India, where we are not simply rotating annually, but we are also changing venues between Mum- bai, New Delhi and Bengaluru. In the future, we will be able to reach even more targeted relevant visitor groups in the metropolitan regions.

And starting in 2019, our trade fair in South Africa will be co-located with analytica Lab Africa and IFAT Africa. Our new concept creates a joint platform where participants can explore trends and innovations in the environmental, beverage and food industries and in the field of analysis. Synergies that will create added value for both, exhibitors and visitors.

Editrice Zeus: 2017 was a record year for drinktec in Munich. What do you

think will you say in retro- spect at the end of 2018? Petra Westphal: At the end of this year, we’ll be say- ing to drinktec worldwide: after the show is before the show. We will then be looking back on three suc- cessful events with happy visitors and visitor and we’ll already be getting ready for our first drink technology India at Bengaluru, which will take place there at the end of February. And preparations for food & drink technology Africa will also be well underway for its first edition as co-location with anaytica Lab Africa and IFAT Africa.

www.drinktec.com

Supply of turnkey bottling lines for water and soft drinks

BBM SERVICE was founded in 2005 as a natural evolution of the personal history of the three partners who, for more than 20 years, have woven their careers in the world of automated beverage- packaging. For more than ten years BBM is a wellestablished name with a long and renowned experience in the sector, specialized in the supply of turnkey bottling lines for water and soft drinks.

Flexibility is the strong point and the company’s flagship product: in fact, BBM proposes itself as the only contractor on which to count for a 360° support ranging from engineering-design to the supply, for example, of a complete line composed of used- overhauled-guaranteed machinery, completing with a team of highly specialized technicians on the machines of the main manufacturers and on the processes, and with the supply of original and compatible spare parts.

An important player in the beverage sector and not only, both for the Italian market and for the international market. BBM’s engineering department is able to offer technological solutions that allow customers to improve production performance (for example by reducing costs related to raw materials, electricity, etc.), with the pos- sibility of not replacing the machine but to adapt it to the improvements implemented on the lat- est generation ones.

With a team of more than 50 qualified technicians, BBM also offers a range of services to sup- port customers through- out the entire life cycle of the machines, operating on multiple models. In order to keep the individual components of a bottling line efficient and to anticipate break- downs that could com- promise its functioning, BBM offers the Life- cycle Service Contracts, check-up packages that allow the customer to have a detailed report with maintenance activities and spare parts,distinguished by priority.

LcS can be on an annual, half-yearly or quarterly basis and thanks to the flexible configuration, can also be customized with other constituent elements such as on site training, through which BBM’s technicians will share valuable information to help line operators to operate on machines autonomously,solving problems quickly.

Whether it is normal wear or urgency, BBM represents a valid alter- native for the supply of spare parts thanks to the large range of items available in stock, speed of shipment and com- petitive prices.

Visit our website

www.bbmpackaging.com

Smi spa: smart bottling and packaging systems in order to be more competitive

110ersfBy manufacturing machines with an innovative design equipped with IoT technology, SMI pro- vides customers from all over the world smart solutions, able to satisfy their needs concerning production efficiency, operational flexibility, energy saving and ease of managing and monitoring bottling and packaging lines.The latest developments and the considerable and continuous invest-ments in Research & Development have led to the realization of even more compact, ergonomic, eco-friendly machines, like the new EBS K ERGON rotary stretch-blow moulders and the ECOBLOC K ERGON integrated systems: innovative and unique solutions which can be installed even on small bottling plants and ensure advantages such as the ease of manage- ment and control for the line operator.Thanks to the new EBS K ERGON rotary stretch-blow moulders series, SMI has recently been chosen to repre-sent Italy in the category

“Innovation Awards” at the European Business Awards.An example of the new EBS K ERGON range will be also showcased at the exhibition Brau Beviale, which will be held in Nurenberg from November 13th to 15th, 2018.

The EBS K ERGON stretch-blow moulder is available in 2, 3 and 4-cavity versions and al- lows the users to benefit from all the advantages of the rotary technology in a speed range (from1.000 to 9.000 bottles/hour), traditionally served by linear stretch- blow moulders. Compared to these, the EBS K ERGON features important advantages, such as:

  • extremely reduced dimensions: the letter K comes from the German word “kom- pact” and underlines the compactness of the machine module, which integrates the preform heating section and the stretch- blow moulding section in a single structure;
  • high technological content, inspired bythe Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts;
  • completely electronic production process with transmission sys- tem that uses brush- less motors equipped with integrated digital servo-driver;
  • low operating and maintenance costs;low energy consumption and eco-friendly processes: the stretch- blow moulding carou- sel is equipped with motorized stretch rods, controlled by electronic drives which do not require mechanical cams; this solution ensures precise control of the path of the stretch rod, significant energy savings and reduced mechanical interventions.

ECOBLOC K ER-

GON: the most compact rotary combi in the world Resulting from an innovative project characterized by the use of tech- nologically advanced solutions inspired by Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT), the ECOBLOC® ERGONK series developed by SMI is an ultra-compact system for stretch-blow moulding, filling and capping PET containers up to 3 L.The ECOBLOC® K systems offer all the advantages of the rotary technology, even for production requirements from 1.000 to 9.000 bottles/hour and are suitable for bottling lines for milk and still water ( EV models) and edible oil (EM models). In ECOBLOC® version, combined with a filling and capping module, the new EBS K ERGON indeed offers even more advantages:

  • optimal performance with reduced costs for manufacturing, filling and capping contain- ers up to 3 L, since this configuration does not require the rinser and the conveyor belts between the stretch-blow moulder and the filler;
  • precise and fast filling high performance: the stretch-blow moulding system uses high-performance, low-dead volume valves, allow- ing to reduce preblowing and blowing times, thereby improving the machine efficiency and the quality of the bottles pro- duced.and capping process, thanks to the electronic control system of the operations and the use of high-efficiency valves controlled by flow meters;

  • reduced time for preparing the machine for the cleaning operations, thanks to the use of false bottles integrated in the valve itself;
  • new design with modular frame, without welding, equipped with safety doors made of tempered, very resistant, long-lasting glass;
  • great quality-price ratio: the “combi” solution does not need the rinser, the conveyor belts between the stretch-blow moulder and the filler and the accumulation convey- ors;
  • innovative and unique solution allowing to install the system even on small bottling From today cap posi- tioning is easier Automation procedures on bottling and packag- ing lines concern every machine on the line, including the ones thatcarry out simple opera- tions; for these reasons, SMI has created the gravitational cap grapper EASY-CAP, which takes the caps from the hop- per, orients them prop- erly and transfers them to the bottling line.Mechanical functionality and technological know- how are integrated into the new EASY-CAP system, whose main feature is the integration in a single structure of three different devices, each one devoted to a specific function: the motorized hopper for the loading of loose caps, the elevated conveyor for the handling of caps from a loading to an unloading height and the the outfeed cap discharger linked to the cap channel.The advantages of the new EASY-CAP grabber.
  • very compact structure, made of AISI 304 steel, suitable for any layout solution;
  • fluid and linear movement, allowing to transport only correctly positioned caps, while the others fall back into the hopper through gravity;
  • system suitable for several types of plastic caps;
  • “user-friendly” operator interface, allowing the operator to use the machine easily and efficiently
  • www.smigroup.it

BBM Packaging Solutions

BBM SERVICE was founded in 2005 as a natural evolution of the personal history of the three partners who, for more than 20 years, have woven their careers in the world of automated beverage-packaging.

For more than ten years BBM is a well-established name with a long and renowned experience in the sector, specialized in the supply of turnkey bottling lines for water and soft drinks.

Flexibility is the strong point and the company’s flagship product: in fact, BBM proposes itself as the only contractor on which to count for a 360° support ranging from engineering-design to the supply, for example, of a complete line composed of used-overhauled-guaranteed machinery, completing with a team of highly specialized technicians on the machines of the main manufacturers and on the processes, and with the supply of original and compatible spare parts.

An important player in the beverage sector and not only, both for the Italian market and for the international market.

BBM’s engineering department is able to offer technological solutions that allow customers to improve production performance (for example by reducing costs related to raw materials, electricity, etc.), with the possibility of not replacing the machine but to adapt it to the improvements implemented on the latest generation ones.

With a team of more than 50 qualified technicians, BBM also offers a range of services to support customers throughout the entire life cycle of the machines, operating on multiple models.

In order to keep the individual components of a bottling line efficient and to anticipate breakdowns that could compromise its functioning, BBM offers the Lifecycle Service Contracts, check-up packages that allow the customer to have a detailed report with maintenance activities and spare parts, distinguished by priority.

LcS can be on an annual, half-yearly or quarterly basis and thanks to the flexible configuration, can also be customized with other constituent elements such as on-site training, through which BBM’s technicians will share valuable information to help line operators to operate on machines autonomously, solving problems quickly.

Whether it is normal wear or urgency, BBM represents a valid alternative for the supply of spare parts thanks to the large range of items available in stock, speed of shipment and competitive prices.

Visit our website www.bbmpackaging.com

Fruit and vegetable processing lines

The company Navatta, founded by Mr. Giuseppe Navatta in 1983, produces and installs fruit and vegeta- ble processing lines and boasts references across the globe.Navatta Group is center of excellence for the produc- tion and installation of processing machines and turn keys with capacity ranging from 3 to 120 t/h of incoming fresh product. MANUFACTURING RANGE kind of package or in aseptic; diced, puree, juices (single strength or con- centrated) from Mediter-ranean / tropical fruit, all filled into any kind of package or in aseptic;

  • Fruit crushing lines from IQF, frozen blocks and frozen drumshigh yield PATENTED fruit puree cold extraction, fruit purees / juices equalized in aseptic.
  • Wide range of evaporators to produce tomato paste, Mediterranean and tropical fruit concentrates, multifunction evaporator: falling film and forced circulation
  • Evaporators for coffee and milk: evapora- tion before spray driers,freeze dryers or other dryers
  • Evaporators for cogen- eration industry (waste treatment)
  • Aseptic sterilizers
  • Aseptic fillers for spout bags/ spout-less bags from 3 to 20 liters, Bag- in-Drum 220 liters, Bin-in-Box / IBCs 1.000 –1.500 liters;
  • Spiral pasteurizer and cooler
  • Formulated products productions (jam, ketchup, sauces, drinks) start- ing from components unloading to dosing, mixing, mechanical / thermal stabilizing, to filling into any kind of package or into aseptic mini-tanks;
  • Processing pilot plants;
  • Vegetable processing
  • receiving, rehydration, cooking, grilling and freezing

Navatta Group’s headquarter and the two production units are located in Pilastro di Langhirano, Parma, with a total pro- duction area of 10,000 square meters.

www.navattagroup.com

Our vision, our mission and philosophy of excellence

Our philosophy is very simple: “give the best to people who expect the best. (D.Z.)”

Following its philosophy PIGO srl set a goal and became an initiating force in technological and consequently economical progress in food processing  industry, a world-class leader in the design and  manufacturing of high technology freezing, freeze drying and drying equipment, as well as fruit and vegetable processing machinery.

PIGO srl can proudly say that its machines achieve excellence, both from operating characteristics and energy efficiency point of view. Furthermore, they are user friendly, feature that together with the above gives many privileges to the Users.

The key advantages of PIGO Technologies that allow to the user a money saving process are: FASTER PROCESS WITH LESS ENERGY Our proprietary method reduces process time up to 15-20% while consuming less energy LOW TEMPERATURE OPERATION – Uniquely designed features allow the low temperature operation cycles which are crucially important for preserving the natural in- tegrity of the product.

FOOD SAFETY

FRIENDLY – great care and determination was put into designing a system that makes accessing and cleaning every component very easy, ensuring that bacteria or residue will not get entrapped on any equipment or food surfaces. PIGO designs only machinery with fully accessible and cleanable machine interior.

OPERATOR FRIENDLY – all steps in the pro- cess are designed to facil- itate the simple. Fast and efficient operations and maintenance.

Following the above guide lines PIGO srl manufac- tures EASY Freeze – IQF Fluidized bed freezers (Redefining IQF Technology with  adaptable air flow), EASY Freeze SPYRO – spiral freezers/ proofers/coolers, EFD family of Freeze Dryers/ Lyophilizers (introducing innovative design and establishing a new  level of final product  quality), Adiabatic Multistage Belt Dryers PG 135 (with separate temperature and humidity zones control), PG 103 / PG 104 Pitting Machines and complete fruit and vegetables pro- cessing lines.

EASY Freeze family is a perfect solution for IQF freezing of great variety of fruits, vegetables, sea, meat and cheese prod-

ucts while EASY Freeze SPYRO freezers are most suitable for the freez-ing of doughy products, meat, fish, pizza and much more. PIGO srl Freezers are built in modular sizes with all components entirely realized of stainless steel, with fully controlled fluidization method that keeps the product constantly suspended above the belt in a cushion  of air, providing the perfect IQF product even when dealing with delicate prod- ucts like cooked rice, raspberries, etc.

EFD Freeze Dryer allows to save delicate aromas while drying the frozen product under vacuum producing a premium quality product. Freeze Drying technology  allows to have the sensorial properties  of the finished product perfectly superim- posable to those of the fresh product.

 

Adiabatic Multi- stage Belt Dryer PG 135, with adjusta- ble individual zone drying allows to dry the product with very low tempera- tures with up to 2-3 times shorter drying time, preserving the product color and quality. As all PIGO srl machinery the entire machine is realized of stainless steel and materials ideal and approved for use in food industry.]

Besides the above men- tioned machines PIGO srl also manufactures the PG 103 and PG 104 pitting machines. The PG 103 us the high-capacity automatic machine that has at least 50-100% higher capacity than any other pitting machine on the market, achieving this capacity with the optimal tact of 60 cycles per min.

PIGO srl systems are designed to create a “High Tech” solutions that contain dozens of innovations allowing small and large improvements.

To get a better idea of what PIGO srl does please visit the website www.pigo.it or just send an e-mail to info@pigo.it. Some short video clips of PIGO machines in opera- tion are available also on: www.youtube.com, look for PIGOsrl or follow them on social media for news.

Mini Motor presents wbs, the first wireless servomotor

WBS, DR and SS: here are the three Mini Motor news for 2018, of ficially presented at SPS Ipc Drives Italy and Ipack Ima. Three simple codes for three complex and innovative projects, which confirm the design and production philosophy of Mini Motor: servomotors and all-in-one gearmotors, with perfect integration of all components, optimized design, excel- lent performance and advanced connectivity.

Three projects created to meet specific needs in the world of automation and motion control.An evolutionary leap towards an unprecedented approach to the world of automation: this is the vision behind WBS, an all-in-one product capable to increase flexibility and simplify the operation of automation systems. WBS is a series of wireless brushless servomotors with integrated drive, thanks to the built-in wireless interface and the presence of an inductive charging battery.

Extreme freedom both in design and in operation, ease of maintenance, kilometers of cables saved and no need to organize the wiring in detail. For the Industry 4.0 scenarios, automation and motion control, the WBS products, available at the be- ginning of 2019, are the ideal components, together with those of the DBS series, brushless servomotors with integrated drive, equipped with multiturn absolute encoder and extended connectivity with the support of the 6 most common field- buses: CanOpen, Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet / IP, Profinet and Powerlink.

For the highly demand- ing food & beverage and pharmaceutical sectors, Mini Motor proposes the SS series engines, which combine the reduced dimensions with the superior characteristics of stainless steel: with a completely smooth surface without any grooves, protection level IP69K, they are ideal for use in aggressive environments or when high standard hygienic standards are required. From this point of view, stainless steel has characteristics similar to glass and porcelain and ensures resistance to cor- rosion, surface compactness, absence of porosity, high bacterial removability in the cleaning cycles and low bacterial retentivity.

The SS series products for food & beverage are made of Aisi 304 steel, but models in Aisi 316L steel – known as marine steel for its exceptional corrosion resistance – are also available, a feature often required, for example, by the pharmaceutical sector.

Equipped with integrated drive, connectivity and a new design able to reduce the overall dimensions and optimize space, the DR series motors represent the evolution of the classic single and threephase motors. The perfect integration of drive, motor and gear reduces energy consumption and, thanks to the electronic speed control system, low load consumption decreases significantly. The integrat- ed drive allows you to fully manage speed and torque and let you set different speeds, which remain constant even when the load changes. Connectivity is guaranteed by a connection module that supports the six most common fieldbuses: CanOpen, Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet / IP, Profinet and Powerlink. With the DR series motors, you can use a daisy chain connection, with 50% of cables reduc- tion; plus, their optimized design guarantees space savings of up to 50%.

Finally, all DR products are equipped with univer- sal input – with 115/230 Volt and 50/60 Hz input EMC filter for noise sup- pression and Safe Torque Off.Mini Motor, a company based in Reggio Emilia with over 50 years of activity, today is present in more than 55 countries all over the world, with 5 branches – Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates and a large group of dealers. The offer consists of tens thousands of items, including worm, coaxial and epicycloidal geared motors, brushless servo- motors with integrated drive, brushless servomo- tors, drives and frequency converters.

www.minimotor.com