Tara Dairy, the third-largest dairy brand in Israel, and its partner Müller have chosen a form-fill-seal (FFS) line by Arcil to increase the manufacturing capacity for yogurt and desserts in the new factory in Netivot, Israel.

“In conjunction with the design of the new factory, we strongly and urgently needed to expand our manufacturing capacity for yogurt and desserts. We choose Arcil’s FFS technology for the production flexibility it adds and the lower costs it involves in terms of materials,” said Tara Engineering Vice President Ronnie Sitton.

Müller fruit yogurt is packaged in conical, thermoformed cups. The label (made with glossy coated paper) is applied during production on an outsourced labeling station based on Arcil’s patented rotary mold principle. The mixed-paper lid is heat-sealed before the packs are cut into four. The cups are then placed in a box by a Tecmapack boxing machine integrated by Synerlink, Arcil’s engineering department. The efficiency of the full line offers a production capacity of 20,000 cups per hour, including technical downtime.

 Depending on production needs, the same line produces two different products in two cups with different shapes and materials. The filler is integrated on the FFS machine by Dosil, Arcil’s filling business unit. It can be sterilized on site and allows for quick production changes, the company said.