Followed by an increasing demand of living standard, working and study atmosphere, and entertainment, people call for higher requirements for beverage quality and segmentation. As a result, various beverages such as CSD, bottled water, tea, juice, functional drink have arose on market, gaining a certain amount of market share respectively and continuously expanding. Under this background, there’s a saying of “Lulu in the north, Palm Tree in the south”, which represent two of the top brands for plant protein beverage. BlackCow Food Co., Ltd diversifies itself with introduction of double-protein beverage.
Founded in 1998, BlackCow headquarters is based in Shantou in Guangdong Province, and is one of the largest soymilk powder manufacturers and most competitive oatmeal producers in domestic market. In April 2010, BlackCow went public at Shenzhen Stock Exchanging, and became a well-known enterprise. It provided great power for sustainable development of BlackCow and was a solid base in promoting its double-protein beverage products.
Go green, safe, and nutrition balance have always been pursued by BlackCow. And their mission is to improve Chinese people’s nutrition structure and physical condition. Throughout decades of manufacturing, BlackCow has always paid attention to consumer’s nutrition need and changes in demand for various flavors, and have provided market-leading healthy nutritious products to Chinese customers. Up till today, BlackCow has developed and promoted several product series including soymilk powder, soymilk, bean powder, oatmeal, sesame paste, walnut powder, double-protein dairy product, peanut milk, etc., which are widely sold over all China and popular among Chinese customers.
Familiar by most of people, plant protein is known for natural, green, nutritious, and healthy characteristics. And normally, packaging format is either in three-piece can, Tetra Pak, or PET bottle. In ready-to-drink market, packing in PET bottle has become the major trend due to light packaging, its re-sealability, and easy carrying. However, during the time when BlackCow started to produce plant protein beverage, there was no manufacture using PET bottle.
Gone through a thorough market investigation and tracking, BlackCow has set target in packing PET bottled plant protein beverage, such as soymilk drink and peanut milk. At the meantime, they keep an eye on competitors and the latest market trend Therefore, while several PET packed peanut milk have been launched by Yinlu and Dali Group, BlackCow once again confirmed the next round of booming in plant protein beverage.
Around the same time, Newamstar aseptic filling technology with PET application has reached many technical break-through, and successfully been applied in 24,000BPH and 42,000BPH aseptic filling lines in domestic, which gave great confidence to BlackCow for choosing aseptic cold filling line to produce PET plant protein beverage. In June 2011, BlackCow and Newamstar reached agreement based on rigorous and productive negotiation, and signed for 24,000BPH double-protein (soymilk +milk) beverage in PET aseptic cold filling line.
The first 24,000BPH aseptic cold filling line purchased by BlackCow was installed at factory in Anhui, covering an area of nearly 200,000 m3, and is the first double-protein soymilk production base invested by BlackCow Food Co., Ltd under the national “soy bean project”. The successful launch of the factory will supply qualified double-protein nutritious beverages with safe, green, and healthy technology to all Chinese customers, and will help improve a healthier living standard.
The whole production line adopts Newamstar’s latest rotary blow molding machine for bottle producing, and then bottles go through hygienic air conveyor into 5-in-1 aseptic cold filling system for filling. The most advanced worldwide-used sterilizing technology, packaging materials, and filling environment were applied for sterilizing sections; and aseptic production line with high-efficiency, safe, and low energy consumption sufficiently guaranteed product features of double-protein beverage. Many advantages of Newamstar aseptic technology have provided a strong base for BlackCow penetrating plant protein beverage field.
BlackCow, standing for power, health, fortune, and happiness, is referring to a thriving company and its sustainable vitality, visioning good serving its people and leading fashionable living style.
During the “12th five-year plan”, a goal was set to facilitate establishing over 50 food companies, each with over 10 billion output value. This has helped BlackCow to set a clearer strategic target of their future, which matching exactly with what they are aiming for becoming stronger and bringing benefits to people. We believe BlackCow will deliver its value and finally achieve the goal, of providing good product and dedicate to the country. We also deeply believe with Newamstar’s support, with our high grade aseptic technology, BlackCow is to see prosperity firmly step by step.
NEWAMSTAR HIGH-SPEED BLOWING-FILLING-CAPPING COMBIBLOCK
Newamstar High-speed Blowing-filling-capping Combiblock combines the blowing system, filling system and capping system in one integrated system, reducing several intermediaries suchas transmission, empty bottle handling and storage processes, which improves packaging hygienic condition and reduces packaging ross-contamination so as to improve the overall operating efficiencybut lower the energy consumption, thereby reduces the overall production cost of enterprises.
Stable infrared ray heating system and independent heat balance device ensure the stable temperature of the preform, even color of the bottle and increase of the output.
Special designed twice-blowing system can monitor the pressure in each mold in order to provide accurate real-time parameter for operator. It is easy for the operator to adjust the parameter and ensure the stability of bottle forming.
High-speed and high-accuracy diaphragm type filling valve: Equip air back channel which is separated from liquid carousel, by which, the air replaced from the PET bottle won’t enter liquid carousel to avoid second pollution. Equip cleaning dummy bottles which can realize online CIP.
Sanitary and washable capper：Optimized cam surface design ensures the minimum
impact force of the capper .Bottle discharging starwheel is screwing decently, so it is unnecessary to adjust the conveyor height during bottle format change.
Driven by innovation and win the market by quality!
Newamstar has focused on liquid packaging industry since from its establishment. Taking innovation as guide and basis, we have been forging ahead constantly.
As an outstanding company in China high-end equipment industry, Newamstar has built a dimensional product system gradually including beverage, milk, alcohol, condiment and daily used chemicals. We have won many innovative “China First” for various products. All these achievements and milestones will be fixed and memorized in the long history of Newamstar.
INTELLIGENT STEREOSCOPIC WAREHOUSE SYSTEM: THE FIRST CHOICE OF BEVERAGE FACTORY TO UPGRADE THE MODERN WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS!
In recent years, with the increasing of automation and production capacity of liquid food packing line, contradictions between inventory and production capacity have become increasingly prominent. At the same time, with the increase of land cost and labor cost,traditional discrete model of warehousing and logistics using single logistics equipment or personnel to carry out the transportation of product and raw materials has been outdated.
With the deepening of “industry 4.0” and “Internet +” concept, the Chinese industry is transforming from the traditional labor-intensive to the industrial automation, and the traditional management mode based on people is turning to computer-based Information and modern management. Intelligent equipment represented by robot and a new generation of logistics model with the function of data collection, management and data tracing is being more widely used in the market.
As the Chinese leader in the field of liquid packaging, Newamstar accumulated rich experience in long-term development. By industry research, product technology development and the integration of industry resources over one year, Newamstar introduced the concept of “Internet +” into the production line followed by the pace of “Industry 4.0”. On the basis of rising the capacity and stability of liquid packaging production line, Newamstar optimized the structure of production lines and improved the level of automation of the production line by reducing the cost, and improving the quality and efficiency.
- Goods transition and storage – high rise shelf, tray and container.
- Check in & out device – palletizer.
- Check in & out distribution system – roller and chain conveyor, distributing vehicle, lifter, etc.
- WCS control system – includes check in-out device controlled by computer, distribution system, various kinds of inspection and safety device controlled by electricity.
- WMS warehouse management system – warehouse account management, data analyzing, goods site arrangement, device operation and warehouse storage display, etc.
A double extension tunnel stacking machine is adopted in the projects of“Moon over a Fountain Co. Ltd”, which achieve an effective balance between capacity and efficiency by improving space utilization and flexibility of warehousing in a limited space. The production line is connected with the warehouse directly, so a lot of material transfer links was saved. With advance internet technology, it realizes the resources and data sharing and connection between the ERP(enterprise resource management system), MES (manufacturing execution system) and WMS (warehouse management system) to reduce the mistakes and speed up access of the goods. Compared with the traditional discrete warehouse, Intelligent stereoscopic warehouse system can save the cost of land investment, reduce labor intensity, improve the working environment and reduce labor costs, finally improve the production efficiency and the level of modern management by making packaging and storage system Integrated, automated and intelligent.
In 2015, with excellent R&D design team and processing advantages of equipment manufacturing, Newamstar completed the development of automated warehouse system with tunnel stackerand RGV rail transport trolley. In the same year, Newamstar successfully presented it on CBST exhibition in Shanghai, and received wide attention from lots of companies in the industry. In 2016, automated material transport under special circumstances is solved by researching and developing non-rail AGV transport trolley. Through the introduction of advanced visual logistics simulation software, we can make simulation test in the project planning process, and do all kinds of system analysis and engineering verification for the model to get the final optimized the design. It can also quickly confirm the logistic equipment solution, further verify the feasibility of the project, provide improving and management basic data for the system, and reduce operating costs of production enterprises.
Currently, Newamstar are upgrading internal logistic system within the enterprise based on stereoscopic warehouse system, which is going to build an automated logistics system by using AGV non-rail intelligent trolley to distribute the raw materials, and create a new automated management system with the product lifecycle management, process management and information management.
A new era, a new chapter, a new dream. With the evolution and promotion of intelligent stereoscopic warehouse system, it will help beverage manufacturers to clarify and refine requirements, quantify data target and accuracy control of the production process, and finally help to realize the intelligent, automation and modernization of plant.