Yes, Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG
Center of Expertise for Carbonated Soft Drinks (former Miteco)
YES, 100% AUTOMATIC.
In a business characterized by intense price pressure, every gram of ingredient, every kilowatt of power and every man-hour saved can make a difference. What could you gain by using a single, automated system to produce all the recipes in your product family? One that could be relied upon to do the job accurately, economically and safely day in, day out?
When a major soft drinks manufacturer asked us to create such a system, we rose to the challenge. The result was Autopowder – a control system for automatically dosing powder ingredients into the soft drinks mixture. Autopowder takes advantage of a range of technologies pioneered by Miteco to give you repeatable, hassle-freeT production at the lowest possible cost.
Just press ‘go’
Consisting of multiple injectors, silos and valves, Autopowder lets you add several ingredients automatically into the same mixing tank. This means you can produce high volumes of a range of products with common base ingredients, at the touch of a button. Once the recipes have been programmed, the automated mixing system does the rest. Thanks to reduced manual handling, it’s hygienic, safe and efficient.
Built on ground-breaking technologies
During five decades of total focus on the CSD and soft drinks market, Miteco has pioneered several highly efficient methods for powder conveying, ingredients introduction and mixing. These form the basis of the Autopowder system:
- Hydraulic conveying is a uniquely flexible way of picking up ingredients from any number of different sources outside the mixing tank. Each pick up-point has an injector, valves and pipes, but the whole system only requires one pump. This method also enables hazardous areas to be confined and easily separated from safe areas such as the syrup room.
- The ingredients are added using another breakthrough technology by Miteco, the Coaxial Injector, which introduces the powder into liquid flowing at high velocity. A natural turbulence in the pipes means the dry ingredients are already partially mixed on their way to the mixing tank.
- The mixing tank itself is equipped with Miteco’s Radial Jet Mixer - a core component consisting of a pump and a nozzle. A radial deflector on the nozzle distributes powder homogeneously, enabling short mixing times and a very simple tank design.
- Each ingredient silo is recipe driven and automatically filled to the correct weight by dedicated weighing scales.
So, next time you wonder if automated production can give you a competitive edge in soft drinks, the answer is ‘yes’! With an Autopowder system, you can enjoy all the peace of mind that automation brings and, at the same time, take advantage of Miteco’s smart technologies to simplify your production process, maximize product flexibility and minimize Total Cost of Ownership.
YES, WE ARE THE
INNOVATOR IN CSD.
Looking for a partner to help boost your competitiveness in the dynamic CSD market? For over 30 years, Miteco has been leading process innovations in this segment, with a steady flow of game changing advances. We continue to tackle the industry’s challenges with sharp, out-of-the-box thinking. Here are a few highlights:
Our first hallmark innovation came in the late 1970s, with the introduction of the Radial Jet Mixer into the beverage industry. Cleverly eliminating the need for any moving parts inside the tank, the Radial Jet Mixer is now a core component in almost every Miteco product. It accelerates mixing times and improves the mixing effect while significantly reducing maintenance needs.
In the following decade we introduced continuous production in CSD processing, enabling unprecedented economies of scale. Our continuous sugar dissolver made customers’ production more dynamic while saving space in their plants. And our syrup - and later also beverage - blending offer, with its patented recirculation technologies, meant they could manufacture CSD in different ways, knowing that the results would always be ‘right first time’.
The Miteco Multi-blender was another breakthrough. Originally designed to solve one customer’s particular problem, this product is now in use all over the world. It can comprise up to four blenders in one unit, thereby cutting down the number of line components from eight to five and instantly delivering 20 % savings.
Never a company to stand still, in the 1990s Miteco complemented the Radial Jet Mixer with a patented Coaxial Injector. By introducing powder into the zone of maximum turbulence, this injector over- comes the two key challenges of powder dissolving: sufficient wetting and clogging. Positioned remotely from the mixing tank, it also enables greater flexibility in plant layout and secures the separation of safe working areas from hazardous ATEX zones.
The new Tetra Pak Agitator IBC built on Miteco innovative technology.
More recently, we came up with the IBC agitator, which solves the problem of mixing small volumes of extremely viscous concentrates inside large containers with only a small access hole. The ingenious IBC agitator has proved so successful that major beverage producers are now specifying it for use with their concentrates.
These examples from Miteco’s remarkable history of innovation illustrate how we work to meet customers’ needs with unique solutions rather than simply offering standard products. Over the years, these ideas have enabled customers to make the product innovations that are so vital to their own success.
Bring us your challenge, and we’ll do the same for you.
SMART PLANT DESIGN
MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Alongside the constant push for efficiencies, the introduction of sugar taxes is having an impact on plant design for Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD). To maintain profitability, you need a supplier that’s capable of acting as a true business partner. One that can offer you intelligent plant design and state-of-the-art equipment, taking the complexities of your production into account.
With an exclusive focus on soft drinks, Miteco has long been a leader in production plant design and installation. Several well-known brands in the soft drinks industry are reaping the benefits of our out-of-the-box thinking.
Fully integrated production systems
In 2012, one such customer contracted Miteco to supply a complete new plant. It included a processing system to supply a combination of high-speed CSD and squash lines - all of which were to be physically integrated with the existing production lines in an adjacent building. Digital integration was also required, and successfully accomplished. For the client, Miteco represented flexibility, a willingness to under- stand their needs and meet them with well-respected knowhow.
In a subsequent project in 2014, we adapted our standard-design blender to free up enough space in the plant for future expansion and the realisation of the customer’s long-term vision.
Going beyond expectations
Miteco carried out a similar project for a second soft drinks manu-facturer in 2016. Employing patented technologies such as Coaxial Injection and Radial Jet Mixing, we were able to offer this company a simpler, more efficient plant design than they had initially envisaged. Even before the contract was completed, they were talking to us about the possibility of a more structured partnership. We now have a trust-based relationship, which involves actively challenging the customer’s own proposals on a level of detail that other suppliers find hard to match. They describe Miteco as “the only supplier able to offer innovative, alternative processing solutions, tailored specifically to our needs.”
We can do the same for you
So, next time you’re considering a plant investment, why not put Miteco’s innovations and experience to work? We’ll ensure you get the optimal design for your application, whatever it may be. Let us demonstrate how we solve seemingly intractable problems, providing solutions that deliver valuable paybacks to your business in the form of high reliability and low Total Cost of Ownership.
As a producer of CSD, you are always looking for ways to maximize efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership. But how do you achieve this without jeopardising product quality?
During five decades of total focus on the CSD and soft drinks market, Miteco has pioneered highly efficient methods for powder conveying, ingredients introduction and mixing. Applying our innovative technologies and deep application knowhow, we can offer CSD producers a no-compromise customized solution for any production plant.
Safe and efficient conveying
Hydraulic conveying is a uniquely flexible way of picking up ingredients from any number of different sources outside the mixing tank. Each pick up-point has an injector, valves and pipes, but the whole system only requires one pump. This method also enables hazardous areas to be confined and easily separated from safe areas, such as the syrup room.
Smart ingredients introduction
The ingredients are added using a breakthrough technology by Miteco, the Coaxial Injector, which introduces the powder into liquid flowing at high velocity. A natural turbulence in the pipes means the dry ingredients are already partially mixed on their way to the mixing tank.
Quick and efficient mixing
The mixing tank itself is equipped with Miteco’s Radial Jet Mixer (RJM) - an ingeniously simple technology, consisting of a pump and a nozzle (or deflector). The RJM distributes powder ingredients radially and homogeneously into the tank, which enables short mixing times and leads to a consistent high quality result. Since there are no moving parts in the tank itself, the RJM also simplifies tank design.
Every solution is unique
These technologies are at the heart of Miteco’s success in CSD production, but we fully appreciate that every individual customer – and consequently every plant design – is different. “Our line designs are not off-the-shelf. They’re always tailored to individual customers’ requirements after a detailed investigation,” says Sirio Volpi of Miteco. “Customers ask us to do things… and we find a way!”
Why not take advantage of Miteco’s smart technologies and innovative mind-set to streamline your plant and reduce your CSD production costs?
THE LEADING INNOVATOR
IN CSD IS NOW CLOSER TO
YOUR BUSINESS THAN EVER.
Miteco used to be a small company selling globally – a kind of micro-multinational. We are now part of Tetra Pak, the global provider of processing and packaging solutions. This brings many advantages to our customers. Not least, that we now have a physical presence in around 175 countries.
No matter where your business is located, as a Miteco customer, you now have access to hands-on, face-to-face support from a truly global service and sales organisation. But the benefits don’t end there…
Being part of Tetra Pak, we can offer you complete, seamless processing and packaging solutions, combining Miteco’s own technologies, such as Radial Jet Mixing (RJM) and Coaxial Injection (CI) with patented technologies from the rest of the Tetra Pak portfolio. The latest most advanced high-shear mixers, homogenizers and pasteurizers, to name a few examples.
Advanced tools and methods
In this highly competitive industry, it also helps to have the latest most advanced methods and tools at your disposal. Through Tetra Pak, we have access to heat transfer calculation tools, ten product development centres, broad application expertise, and a vast database of recipes for many different end products.
It works both ways!
Meanwhile, Tetra Pak is drawing on Miteco’s expertise to set up a Centre of Excellence for CSD in Switzerland to leverage our combined expertise, geographical reach and world-leading CSD offer. And of course, future generations of Tetra Pak equipment will incorporate Miteco’s unique patented technologies, such as Coaxial Injection.
Some things haven’t changed, however
Miteco has a proud history as the leading innovator in CSD production. Our catalogue of game-changing innovations has benefited customers for over 30 years, and will continue to do so. Equally, the ‘can-do’ mind-set that characterizes our company remains fully intact.
As a Tetra Pak company, Miteco is simply able to offer more everywhere now, helping your business compete and win in the challenging world of CSD.
Our Sales team, supported by our technical experts the engineers, will help you to fulfill your needs and propose new innovative solutions. If you already have good contacts and relationship with your local Tetra Pak team, please feel free to contact them instead (www.tetrapak.com/contact) and they will guide you to the right competence.
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Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG
Center of Expertise in Carbonated Soft Drinks
Already from the start of the acquisition of Miteco it was clear that we wanted to maintain and leverage on the long experience, competence, flexibility and innovational spirit that Miteco was so well known for. We have therefore consciously proceeded with integration activities carefully.
During the last 2 years we have carefully analyzed the situation at the same time as we have maintained our services to our customers. We are now excited to be ready to take the next few steps. Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG will be the core of our CSD competence. We will continue to work directly with large CSD projects and deliver excellent solutions and plants.
However, with our Tetra Pak Market Companies we have a much better presence in the market and they are our main sales channel to the market. Please feel free to contact either us at firstname.lastname@example.org directly or the local Tetra Pak Market Company.
If you are interested to hear more: www.tetrapak.com/contact.
Since the acquisition we have invested in our capabilities to deliver spare parts and service from our market companies and all new projects delivered from Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG can now be serviced by the local Tetra Pak Market Company, the best of 2 worlds.
Furthermore we have identified that the Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG key technologies, Radial Jet Mixing and Coaxial Injector technology have a great potential and we will deploy this in other products at Tetra Pak. Some of them are already available, e.g. Tetra Pak® Mixer RJCI (more), and Tetra Pak® Agitator IBC (more).
We have set ourselves a set of objectives
- Become CSD producers 1st choice for production solutions by being the world leading processing COE for CSD
- Be the COE team within Tetra Pak providing best practices, competence, business drive and innovation of the CSD sub category
- Deliver production solutions to large CSD projects directly to end customers
We will continuously continue to bring new innovations to the market, we will be flexible and listen to our customer needs, we will build the process you need not the one we want to sell. We have been the experts in CSD the last 30 years and we will continue to be that the next 30 years and beyond.
Tetra Pak Processing Equipment AG
Tetra Pak® Mixer RJCI
Mixing unit with radial jet and coaxial injection technology.
Tetra Pak® Agitator IBC
New agitator for IBC containers.