WaveGrip, manufacturer of innovative beverage multi-packing solutions, is helping Lancaster Brewing Co increase its canned beverage output.
Founded in 1995 and based in Pennsylvania, Lancaster Brewing Co. unites an obsessive commitment to quality ingredients with equal measures of creativity, skill and experience, to brew consistently great beer that is seeing increasing demand.
The majority of Lancaster’s canned output is in 12 oz six packs, but with the need to produce four packs of both 12 oz and 16 oz cans, the G1 applicator was the perfect solution to help meet the soaring popularity. With a top speed of 100 cans per minute the G1 is able to reliably keep up with Lancaster’s needs while also providing room to expand production when needed.
Currently running at 65 cans per minute, the G1 is helping Lancaster produce between 50,000 to 70,000 cans per month. With carry out options available at all three of Lancaster Brewing Co locations and distribution across another seven states, Lancaster wanted to move away from its previous, labour intensive solution to help keep up with demand. With an easy to use design, the applicator requires minimal training and manpower while also being adjustable mid-roll to reduce unnecessary downtime.
‘We needed a solution that could move us away from our manual operation,’ commented Mark Braunwarth, head brewer. ‘The G1 was not only the least expensive, but the fastest in its range on the market. We can actually start expanding the canning operation with a minimal investment while keeping up with demand.’