Dispensing liquids efficiently and simply

Well-proven systems for dispensing bulk milk and other liquids, whether ambient or refrigerated, are offered by a South African company.
The flagship system is the refrigerated Pak-o-Milk, mainly used to dispense milk in hospitals, restaurants and hotels. It is can also be used for other liquids which require refrigeration like fruit juices Well-proven systems for dispensing bulk milk and other liquids, whether ambient or refrigerated, are offered by a South African company.
The flagship system is the refrigerated Pak-o-Milk, mainly used to dispense milk in hospitals, restaurants and hotels. It is can also be used for other liquids which require refrigeration like fruit juices. Reconditioned units cost around US$200.
This system is well proven throughout the world. In South Africa, the system was introduced by Costa Lambrianos in the early 1981.
Lambrianos Packaging Systems of SA is now being revitalised and the number of Pak-o-Milk units is increasing. Pak-o-Milk units provide hygienic milk, filled by the dairy or other liquid producer, which is tapped off via the spring-loaded tap. The milk remains uncontaminated – as it is tapped off as no air enters the system. The 20 litre bags are non-reusable. They are supplied by Lambrianos with the outer corrugated housing boxes, both in flat form. For customers requiring no refrigeration, the cheaper alternative offered by Lambrianos is Crate-o-Milk, although the crate may be placed in a refrigerator. Crate-o-Milk also uses 20 litre bags.
As with Pak-o-Milk, once filled, the milk or other liquid is totally protected from contamination. The lockable spout, which fits into the slot of the crate for easy dispensing, is hermetically sealed, preventing milk being taken during transportation or storage. The crates are stackable up to 10 high in trucks, for instance.
Lambrianos also offers a 10 litre bag (with tap or cap), packed in a non-specific corrugated box.
The third alternative for dispensing smaller amounts is the Handy-Pak, a 5 litre plastic bag which fits into a plastic tray. As Crate-o-Milk, the cap valve is put through the hole and locked in place. The angled back of the tray ensures that the bag empties completely.
These systems offer possible solutions in developing countries to local juice production where packaging is a problem (the caps/valves can accommodate some particles in the liquid). They may also be used in retail of juices and milk where customers provide their own containers or the liquid is drunk.
Lambrianos: Tel +27-11-3153402; sales@labrianos-group.co.za
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