Craft Brewery Packaging Equipment

Craft beer makers have experienced huge jumps in market share while the overall beer market size has shrunk. The Census Bureau announced that the number of breweries in the in the U.S. doubled in five years–an increase largely due to craft beer. On average over the past two years, 1.2 craft breweries opened each day, contributing to a total of 15.6 million barrels of beer last year and Climax Packaging Machinery has been there from the beginning.

As new and experienced craft brewers navigate the vast options of packaging machinery, it is important to look at which companies have been producing reliable and affordable machinery over time. An investment in sub par packaging equipment can leave a brewery in a hole that would be tough to climb out of. So, where does a craft brewery start?

Step 1

Climax Packaging Uncasers:

Climax Packaging has built over 1.200 uncasers in it’s almost one hundred years in business. There are multiple different models to choose from. Speeds range from one to sixty cases per minute.

Strate-Line Uncaser

This compact uncaser was designed specifically for the craft beer, wine and liquor industry. With speeds up to seven cases per minute. This sturdy and reliable machine is sure to get a new brewery up and running by uncasing HSC, RSC, tray or tab lock cases.

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  • Climax Packaging Strate-Line Soft Packer built for St. Julian Winery.

Climax EUI Series Uncasers

At one time this uncaser was in every beverage industry facility across North and South America. Many of these uncasers are still in production. This proven design can be configured in two through six head options. Speeds of this model are up to 36 cases per minute. (Custom options available.)

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  • Climax Packaging EUI 4-8 built for Green Flash Brewery.

Step 2

Climax Packaging Case Packers:

Strate-Line Case Packer

Climax Packaging designed this machine for applications where space is at a premium and volume is up to 7 cases per minute.  This machine can also be built as an Uncaser so you can put one at both ends of your line and only stock one set of repair parts.  Small, Soft Pack, Affordable.

Climax Beer Bottle Case Packer, Wine Case Packer

Climax CR25 Case Packer

The Climax CR-25 Robotic Case Packer designed to case pack products at up to 25 cases per minute. Tooless changeover and maximum flexibility are built into this robust case packer.

  • Soft Case Packer
  • Precision Case Packing
  • Fast Changeover
  • Affordable Price


  • Glass bottles/jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • PET
  • Round and Non-Round

Case Packing Machinery CR25 Robotic Case Packer


  • Climax CR25 manufactured for North American Breweries.

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Step 3

Climax Packaging Can Cartoners:

Climax Packagin Semi-Auto CanDO

The Can-Do Semi-Automatic Can Packer is ideal for breweries or beverage companies with small runs. This semi-automated machine requires hand loading, but completely automates the gluing operation at (22) 12-packs per minute. Because it is hand loaded, it can also be configured to create variety pack of assorted flavors. It’s a minimal cost machine that requires manual effort but offers total flexibility.


  • Semi-Auto CanDo built for AWDC to package a variety of 12 pack configurations. Most notably Redds and Blue Moon.

Climax Packaging CanDo Can Cartoners

The “Can-Do” Automated Can Packer is a continuous motion packer that loads suitcase style cartons at up to 360 cans per minute. This machine can accommodate all patterns from 2×4 to 4×6 cans and easily handles 12oz to 16oz standard cans.


  • Climax Packaging CanDo 360 to be unveiled at Pack Expo.

Step 4

Climax Packaging Variety Pack Systems “Rainbow Systems”

With the ever-growing popularity of Variety Packs, Climax developed the “Rainbow Solution”, to meet the demands of today’s market. The Climax Rainbow Solution is a fully integrated system of product conveyors, uncasing, single-filing conveyors, lane dividers, star wheels, dividing wheels, packing and sealing equipment.

The Rainbow Solution can produce variety packs of bottles or cans consisting of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 individual flavors/types into a 12-pack or 24-pack, or most any other combination that may be required at speeds up to 25 cases per minute.

If you don’t need that kind of speed, Climax also has two other designs that can produce up to seven or 16 cases per minute that are a little easier on your budget as well.

Rainbow 4-B

Climax Packaging Rainbow System for automating variety packs. Climax Packaging Machinery has been building these variety pack systems for beer, juice, sports drinks and energy drinks for over ten years. This is the only proven variety pack system on the market ofكازينو-تروبيز. All of the other “proposed” systems are just that, “proposed”.


  • Climax Packaging Variety Pack System at AWDC in Hebron, Ky.

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