WEIMA crushes it on the show floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2023

trade show 23.05.2023

WEIMA raised the bar at the Craft Brewers Conference 2023 with their remarkable drainage press, crushing cans with ease and transforming them into valuable compressed discs. Their innovative technology not only maximizes storage efficiency and transportation savings but also showcases their commitment to sustainability in the brewing industry.

So long, Nashville!

WEIMA exhibited at this trade show, also known as Brew Expo 2023, in early May in Tennessee. The E.200 drainage press was operating throughout the show, compressing empty cans from neighboring booths. Fellow exhibitors were fascinated with the machine's mechanics and made it a point to bring their empties to the WEIMA booth where they were transformed into compressed discs before their eyes.

The energy and enthusiasm drawn by the crowd at the show was invigorating. The conversation around sustainability continues to grow ever louder, and WEIMA is at the forefront of that in the brewing industry with this drainage press technology.

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Less waste, more space

The drainage press is versatile, with three different hopper designs. The various models, as well as the casters the machine comes on, make this machine easily integrated into existing canning lines. The machine is compact and can be rolled into place, minimizing production down time and increasing productivity of employees who were otherwise collecting and draining underfilled, damaged, and otherwise rejected cans by hand.

The benefit of the WEIMA machine is that the compressed discs take up significantly less space than the empty cans in their standard form. Compressing these cans makes the aluminum easier to store prior to recycling and simultaneously more valuable to recyclers. Due to the decreased bulk of the aluminum, transporting the drained beverage containers for disposal is easier and less frequent, maximizing labor and space and minimizing transportation costs.

The WEIMA team crushed 3,600 cans in 2 days, weighing 100 lbs. The recycled value of this much aluminum is $80, and the WEIMA team plans to donate the proceeds to a charity chosen by the Brewers Association on their behalf.


WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

Bustadt 6-10

74360 Ilsfeld


Additional Information

More than 40,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders and briquetting presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste for more than four decades. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, cutting mills and briquette presses. The popular blood orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

Made in Germany. Built for the world.

Shredders and briquette presses from WEIMA are exclusively made in Germany and come from production plants in Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Every year, more than 300 employees work on around 1,200 customer solutions from around the globe. We have long-standing sales and service locations in the USA, Poland, India and China. More than 80 representatives supplement this global presence.

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