Optima EGS Machine Evacuation, Gassing and Seaming

Portfolio Description

Optima Consumer has developed a solution concept for the fully automated evacuation, gassing and seaming of infant formula containers. OPTIMA EGS is the innovative machine concept that makes processes safer and more efficient. This newly-developed system is the result of extensive market research, and takes into account the growing demand for reliable manufacturing and product quality in the infant formula industry.

Technical Data:

Output: up to 250 containers/min
Residual Oxygen Value: < 0.5 %
Format change time: ca. 60 minutes
Container diameter: 70 Millimetre ⌀ to 127 Millimetre ⌀
Container height: 100 mm to 250 mm
Working stations: 32 -laned
Basic measurements approx. (LxWxH): 6,500 mm x 4,600 mm x 2,800 mm



  • Container classification via the infeed screw
  • Continuous container transport
  • Very gentle processing of the containers
  • Very gentle processing of the packaging


  • Integrated seamer for sealing the containers
  • Retractable process technology for uncomplicated cleaning

Evacuation / Gassing

  • Individual evacuation and gassing modules
  • Different pressure levels to achieve the desired residual oxygen value
  • 3-phase gassing to ensure a minimum residual oxygen content in the product and container
  • Extending the shelf life of the product by gassing
  • No clincher needed, because function cover
  • Reduced gas consumption compared to pre-gassing systems or other post-gassing systems


  • Good visibility and accessibility
  • Integrated separation for reject product and/or production patterns
  • Compact design with low space requirement
  • Compact design with integrated control cabinet
  • Min./max. Sensors for jam detection upstream and downstream of the machine
  • Products in contact with metal parts made of stainless steel and/or food-grade plastic
  • Few moving parts resulting in minimized sealing and maintenance costs
  • Simple assembly (plug and play) – low installation costs


  • Hygienic design for reliable production and easy cleaning
  • Parts in contact with the product that are removable and are able to be cleaned with water for thorough cleaning


  • Simple, clearly arranged operation and graphic display of the machine status on the HMI
  • Optimal access due to swiveling arrangement of the HMI


  • Conveyor chains in stainless steel or anti-static plastic
  • Transport of the containers via individual transport segments which are controlled by a servo motor


  • User-friendly, fast and primarily tool-free format change
  • Special format change positions, operated via manual switch with safety speed