Press Release - NECOSORT-III Patent


Countryside, IL (USA). October, 2006.

On October 10, 2006 Nalbach Engineering Company was awarded U.S. patent 7,117,987 for its next generation high-speed plastic bottle unscrambler.

The trade name for this system is NECOSORT-III.

The NECOSORT-III’s patented design employs a sorting drum that is turned vertically, significantly reducing the overall footprint of the system and has only two moving parts providing significantly less maintenance and downtime when compared to older technology systems.

According to John C. Nalbach, President of Nalbach Engineering Company and the inventor of the NECOSORT-III, “The first NECOSORT-III was installed in April of 2005 to sort feed 500 ml water bottles at a rate of 600 bottles per minute. Since then we have sold over $3.9 million of these systems and have released 4 different models of the NECOSORT-III, the fastest running at 1,000 bottles per minute.”

Nalbach also states, “All our customers to date are multi-billion dollar multinational companies and are leaders in their respective industries. It is very satisfying to see these world class companies selecting our next generation technology to help them improve efficiencies and reduce cost.”

Nalbach Engineering is also in the middle of a plant expansion to meet the growing demand for the NECOSORT-III. This expansion will increase the area of their manufacturing plant by 50% and is slated to be completed in December of 2006. 


About Nalbach Engineering Company
Founded in 1945, Nalbach Engineering Company has earned its dominant reputation for quality and performance in the design and manufacture of a complete line of powder filling equipment and plastic bottle unscramblers. In addition, Nalbach Engineering manufactures aerosol filling equipment and offers turnkey packaging lines as well as system integration services. A member of PMMI since 1958, Nalbach Engineering has developed equipment for a widely diverse client roster of Blue Chip companies and has installed systems in 45 countries around the globe.

Ed Atwell
V.P. Marketing
Nalbach Engineering Company, Inc.
621 East Plainfield Road
Countryside, IL 60525 U.S.A.
Phone: 708/579-9100
Fax: 708/579-0122

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