Container handling equipment

Alternative Engineering designs and manufactures container handling equipment, while identifying the most suitable materials, solutions, and services from its wide range of high-quality engineering plastics.

The company also provides a wide range of engineering solutions for multiple industries, including bottling and packaging applications. Its research and development (R&D) department helps ensure Alternative Engineering uses the newest technology and improves its processes.

Engineering services for bottling and packaging line equipment

Alternative Engineering’s specialised team supports customers to create innovative, long-term container handling solutions for bottling and packaging lines. Working closely with the client, the company helps implement consistent and reliable processes for high-efficiency production.

The company works with a wide variety of materials including polyethylene, nylon, acetal, and stainless steel for a flexible and adaptable engineering service. Whether customers require a one-off assignment or years of repeat service, Alternative Engineering strives to improve production efficiency, with system parts designed to reduce changeover time and improve line-speed performance. The company also provides its engineering and industry expertise for onsite consultations.

With its digital measuring and reverse engineering services, the company creates fully surfaced computer aided design (CAD) models of concepts or replacement parts for container handling systems. This is crucial for reliable production capacity and downtime reduction. Alternative Engineering’s portable co-ordinate measuring system allows for accurate and consistent dimensions, so each part is ready for installation. This digital approach also enables the company to get to work should there be inadequate design documentation. Parts available include wear strips, timing screws, starwheels, centre guides, drive units, and inverters.

Container handling equipment for the bottling industry

With more than 100 years of experience, Alternative Engineering provides a high-quality manufacturing service for container handling equipment. With particular expertise in the bottling industry, the company has knowledge of the considerations needed when designing a container handling system, including operating temperature, label sensitivity, line speed, container shape and material, noise control, and machine constraints. With these aspects, Alternative Engineering provides tailored solutions to maximise line performance and efficiency, replacing worn or damaged parts efficiently.

High-performance engineering plastics

Alternative Engineering has more than 30 years of experience in engineering plastics materials, solutions, and services. The company helps identify and suggest the most suitable material for a range of applications. The numerous types of high-quality engineering plastics available are noise-reducing, non-corrosive, lightweight, and high-performance. In addition, they conform to food regulations for applications in the baking, bottling, packaging, and food technology industries.

About Alternative Engineering

In order to meet the demands of contemporary industry, Alternative Engineering couples its many years of experience with the latest technology and efficiency planning to create precise packaging handling equipment components. Products are high-quality and efficiently produced, with customer feedback taking a key part of development.

The company aims to help solve any engineering problem with innovative and practical solutions, which address production and productivity issues. It also assists with occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements, saving time and money.