Heavenly, smooth running

 

Engelbräu beers – “angel  brew” in English – are  not only as heavenly  as their  name – sometimes, they are  even delivered directly from above. That is, by helicopter to remote mountain chalets. These  regional specialities owe their  flawless look to the RENNER S960 Syncro, which can even label swing-top bottles extremely precisely and reliably.

Engelbräu Rettenberg

The traditional brewery in the picturesque village of Rettenberg at the foot of the Grünten mountain ridge at the heart of the Allgäu is internationally renowned. Among its 10 regional beer types, the “Grünten Pils Premium” and the “Urtyp Hell” have won silver and gold at the World Beer Cup. The “Jubilee Beer” also won silver and bronze in the European Beer Star Award. 

 

350 YEARS OF BREWING TRADITION

Engelbräu has also been  drawing  the spring  water  from  the  Grünten, the “Guardian of the Allgäu”, for the last 350 years, and also uses the same source for the popular soft drinks in its own “Grünten Perle” brand. Moreover, Engelbräu has proven its worth as a contract bottler for medium-sized breweries thanks to its cutting-edge bottling technology.

 

THE PERFECT LABEL WITHOUT ANY BOTTLE BREAK AGE

In order to set up its internal production and contract bottling in a future-proof way, the company consistently modernises its systems. As an essential innovation, a RENNER S960 Syncro ensures, among other things, the safe and quick transportation of swing-top bottles 20 servo-driven bottle pads and a camera system align the containers in an error- and wear-free way with a de- gree of precision of +/-1°. The result of this contact-free alignment regardless of the swing-top-quality: a perfect label image and no production waste any longer due to glass breakage or crashes.

 

RELIABLE PROCESSING, EXCELLENT SERVICE

The decision to choose RENNER was based on many years of experience as a customer from the outset. Apart from the consulting, technology and service, the Engelbräu owner and managing director Hermann Widenmayer and his successor Felix Widenmayer also appreciate the regional proximity. “The RENNER team is always there for us. In return, we are glad to welcome interested parties who want to see our machine in action. They are always struck immediately by the robust design, the machine front table with its hygienic design and the brilliantly smooth running of the machine.”

 

OUTPUT UP, ADHESIVE AND POWER DOWN

After the planned renewal of the packer, the machine is planned to operate with up to 24,000 instead of 16,000 bottles/h. This has already been tested successfully. Apart from the 0.5-litre swing-top bottles, the wet-ad- hesive solution also labels several other formats such as NRW, Euro, long-neck or Vichy. Moreover, the power consumption is about one third lower when compared to the old machine. The adhesive consumption has been halved, as the coating thickness can be adjusted precisely on the roller by the split adhesive scraper. As

a result, there is no longer any streaking that impairs the visual appearance of the bottles, which is particularly important for presentation articles with new glass.

 

REDUCED PRESSURE IN THE BOTTLING

The master brewer Jörg Weinberger is also delighted about the high level of reliability and effective output of the RENNER machine. “The vulnerability is down to vir- tually zero. That takes the pressure out of the everyday bottling operation and allows us to make even more precise just-in-time deliveries. The installation and com- missioning worked out brilliantly.”

“We now have an ultra-modern labelling machine that satisfies all of our customer requirements,” resumed Hermann Widenmayer. “The tried and tested cooperation with RENNER is moving ahead successfully.” 

350 years of Brewing tradition

The Client

  • One of the leading regional breweries in the Allgäu
  • 350 years of brewing tradition at the foot of the Grünten mountain ridge
  • Contract bottler for regional and national breweries

The Challenge

  • Flexible wet-adhesive labelling solution with reliable, wear free alignment of swing-top bottles
  • Greater productivity for internal and contract bottling
  • Restricted space availability in the bottling line

 

 

The Solution

  • RENNER S960 Syncro with visual alignment using servo-controlled bottle pads
  • Up to 24.000 bottles/h with extremely wide range of formats

 

 

 

Future-proof: Renner S Syncro with the possibility to upgrade to a modular machine.
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