Tetra Pak has launched a new high-capacity extrusion line for the large scale production of ice cream sticks and sandwiches.
The company says the new line has the highest capacity in the industry, delivering up to 43,200 pieces per hour against an industry average of 36,000 for this segment.
The freezer and cutting equipment guarantee a uniform product with high stability due to effective temperature control at every stage, as well as identical thickness.
Further along the process, the newly developed dip and transfer unit allows a gentle and precise dipping, as well as a careful and error-free lay-off to the wrapper, resulting in minimal product waste.
When the line is running at full capacity, operational costs and environmental impact are the lowest in the industry: a 60% increase in production is achieved without extra manpower and with 44% more energy.
The line allows flexibility in switching between ice cream sticks and sandwiches, as well as handling up to four flavors and 12 coatings without changing equipment.