(Usain) Bolt from the blue: Tetra Pak's 'Hyperspeed' concept takes carton-filling world by storm

By Ben Bouckley

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Tetra pak, Technology

Tetra Pak sprung a major surprise at Anuga FoodTec 2012, whipping the covers off a modified A3 Speed filling machine called 'Hyperspeed Concept', which can process an incredible 11 cartons per second. Executive Roberto Franchitti justified the 'need for speed' to BeverageDaily.com.

The concept machine can process 40,000 cartons per hour rather as opposed to Tetra Pak's current 24,000 p/hour standard, and could hit the market in 2015.

Director, project management, developing and engineering at Tetra Pak, Franchitti told Ben Bouckley why beverage fillers needed such high speeds.

Were there tangible benefits for customers, or was it akin to the man who lived in a city and craved a Ferrari, but would really be better off buying a bus pass?

Franchitti also discussed two breakthrough technologies used in the machine, a wholly redesigned final folder section, and non-contact sterilisation via low-voltage electron beam technology called eBeam​. 

The latter allowed Tetra Pak to "have a much higher speed of packaging materials through the machine and still guarantee excellent quality and sterility performance,"​ Franchitti explained.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Unlike Any Other Turmeric

Unlike Any Other Turmeric

Applied Food Sciences | 15-Jan-2020 | Technical / White Paper

As consumers are craving complex flavors, bright colors, and more transparent labels, Applied Food Sciences is bringing this golden-yellow spice to products...

The Importance of Cascara Coffee Fruit

The Importance of Cascara Coffee Fruit

Applied Food Sciences | 06-Nov-2019 | Product Presentation

To be a pioneer in the coffee industry, it requires the pursuit of doing good. What if you could bring value back to the more than 20.5 million tons of...

Tackling the cost of microbial stabilisation

Tackling the cost of microbial stabilisation

Parker Bioscience Filtration | 02-Sep-2019 | Application Note

Cold stabilisation of beer, also referred to as sterile filtration, can return significant cost savings over pasteurisation. In addition to providing an...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Featured Events

View more


View more