“Once we installed the C80 our packaging ran much smoother and it saved us a lot of labour at the end of the line. The difference is incredible!”

Mike Halker
Founder, Due South Brewing Co.

WaveGrip’s C80 multi-packing applicator is helping Florida brewery, Due South Brewing Co. to pack its range of canned craft beer much more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Based just outside of West Palm Beach, Due South was the first full production craft brewery in South Florida and currently operates a 27,000 sqft brewery and taproom. Producing around 5000 barrels a year, with five core brands, Due South supplies bars, restaurants and retail locations across Florida.

To meet a growing demand for cans, Due South needed to improve the multi-packing of its 16oz cans in both 4 and 6-pack configurations. Operating at a current speed of 35 cans per minute (cpm) it needed to fit within the limited space available and reduce manual labour needs.

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The C80 with its compact footprint of just 1.4m x 0.8m / 55” x 31.5” offered the perfect solution, being designed specifically for the needs of small to medium sized brewers and even mobile canning operations. The C80 has enabled Due South to automate its packaging at an exceptionally affordable price point, moving away from the previously ‘labour intensive’ solution and with a predicted payback of just 10-11 months.

With is ability to run at speeds of 100 cpm it offers plenty of room for expansion, as Due South’s volume grows for its range of year-round and limited-edition beers.

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