The Coca-Cola Bottling plant in Downey, Ca had been having difficulties with wet beverage cans, resulting in illegible lot/date codes on the cans and “can bursts” that caused ruined packaging and unsaleable pallets of product. Coke had a compressed air system in place that was not only doing an inadequate job drying but it was inordinately expensive in energy costs. To address these problems, Coke contacted JetAir Technologies. JetAir, in Conjunction with WahlWorks Engineering, designed a drying system using the JET-2 High Speed Centrifugal Blower and unique JetAir JetBlast nozzles.
The JetAir/WahlWorks drying system dries the tops and bottoms of the Coke cans much more effectively and has eliminated the problems associated with can bursts and illegible date/lot codes while consuming much less power. Coke is very happy with the JetAir system and is considering using it across other Coke installations.
Mike Finn, plant manager of the Downey Coke plant, agrees. “I’ve been in this business for years. JetAir makes the most thorough can drying system I have ever seen.”
“I am very pleased with the reliability, drying effectiveness, and energy savings that come with the JetAir system,” Frank Wahl of WahlWorks Eng. said recently. “These cans are much dryer than ever and the energy cost of drying them is one tenth what it used to be.”
JetAir Technologies, LLC designs and manufactures High-Speed Centrifugal Blowers, Air Knives, and Drying/Blow-Off systems with Direct-Drive Technology. Typical drying or blow-off applications include cans, bottles, and jars; construction materials; fruits and vegetables; electronic, metal, or automotive parts; and textiles. Current customers include Coca-Cola Bottling, Johnson Controls, General Motors, Kroger Bakeries, Kraft Foods, and much more.
STANMECH is the exclusive distributor for JetAir Technologies, LLC products in Canada.
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