Automated spirit bottle packaging machines

With a huge variety of products, configurations and industry requirements, spirit bottles are one of the most demanding applications for automated packaging. Mpac Langen’s meticulous approach to integrated secondary and end-of-line bottle packing solutions ensures that even the most challenging demands are met. Mpac Langen offers machines to pack spirit bottles into gift cartons and tubes, as well as more complex and unique packaging formats.

High-speed packaging of bottles

Since the late 1990s, Mpac Langen has gained a huge amount of experience in handling bottles for high-end brands for spirits such as whisky, cognac and champagne, working with many prestigious and demanding clients. Machines are offered for high-speed applications running at up to 22,000 bottles per hour.

VC-C vertical cartoner

In addition to high-speed cartoning, we provide unique, mid- and high-speed packaging machines for bottles in gift box cartons, tubes, or a combination of cartons and tubes in one machine. We have also developed systems for automating bottle packing into hinged lid/shoe-box style boxes which require front loading. Within this range of machines, we can fill cartons horizontally and vertically based on customer requirements. Additional robotic magazine loading of carton blanks is also available.

See the video below for one example:

Industry knowledge

High-end spirit bottling applications require dedicated solutions. Product and label protection are key. We design custom-made, double screw and star wheel infeed systems to prevent any damage to bottle and label.

Our customers benefit from integrated packing solutions which feature high-capacity infeeds from bulk, as well as fast and reliable carton erection, tuck-in flap, briefcase or four-flap glue closure and sealing. We can also accommodate collarettes or ‘neck catchers’ in the carton and can automatically insert folded/wraparound leaflets. We handle all necessary verification requirements, such as inline barcode reading, data printing and product loading.

HMI guided, servo-controlled automatic adjustments and easily changeable parts guarantee a quick changeover of less than 20 minutes to a new format, which have a positive impact on the OEE.

Our dedicated and experienced team installs and commissions machines on-site, providing extensive training for operators and maintenance engineers.

Focus on quality

First impressions count - particularly when it comes to luxury products. There is no room for damage or even the smallest scratch on products, cartons and tubes. We have developed unique features for gentle and positive product handling.

These include:

  • A carton-carrying system to prevent damage from sliding cartons through the machine
  • Patented five-head rotary feeder to handle lower-quality cartons for improved carton erection
  • Automatic glue adjustment to react to changes in speed
  • Open-flap/lid detection to ensure cartons and tubes are closed correctly
  • Dedicated design for smooth operation when feeding bottles into the carton or tub
  •  Orientation of the bottle in the carton and tube due to graphic or shape

Our machines are built to the highest quality and safety standards to provide reliable 24/7 running. This is supported by our large client base in this specialist sector.

For more information on how our bottle packaging machinery can benefit your business, contact our specialists.