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SKA FABRICATING

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545 Turner Drive, Suite A
Durango
CO, 81303
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Packaging Line Automation for Cans, Bottles & Composites

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Ska Fabricating™ automates packaging lines for craft businesses, specializing in depalletizing, repalletizing, conveyance, rinsing, drying, fill detection and date coding. With over 500 installations worldwide, we have the products and experience to help you increase your production while saving expense.

Our original small footprint depalletizer was designed for the craft brewing market and quickly became the most widely used automatic depal for craft breweries worldwide. As our reputation grew, our product reach expanded to many other industries. We have experience in handling multiple sized containers for beer, wine, cider, kombucha, coffee, tea, water, pharmaceuticals and food. Give us a call and we'll help you find an affordable solution to your bulk handling needs.

 

Ska Fabricating Product Family


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Ska Fabricating™ has a complete line of products for packaging line automation. Our can depalletizer is the original, small footprint, semi-automated depalletizer. Our bottle and glass depalletizer is low level with a small footprint and is available with numerous configuration options to best fit your space. We build a custom height depalletizer that is available in multiple configurations and sizes. It handles aluminum, plastic or composite materials. The Half Pint mobile depalletizer is designed for mobile canners and wineries with tight space restrictions. It's lightweight and comes on castors for easy movement. Ska Fabricating™ brings our depalletizing expertise to the other end of the line with our semi-automated can repalletizer.

Once you have your cans or bottles depalletized, we'll move your containers with our complete conveyance solutions.  We offer a full line of conveyors from single filers to mattop accumulation tables. Our twist rinse cages are widely used as a prerinse and our rinsing and drying systems will remove excess liquid from the containers after filling. Ska Fabricating™ will also help you with our quality control products from date coding to low fill detection, we've got you covered.

Use the tabs above to see more information on our product line.

 

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Ska Fabricating Product Line
Ska Fabricating Product Line
The Ska Fabricating product line video.
Half Pint Mobile Depalletizer
Half Pint Mobile Depalletizer
See the Half Pint mobile depalletizer in action.
Infinite Monkey Theorem Customer Testimonial
Infinite Monkey Theorem Customer Testimonial
Ben Parsons, Owner and Winemaker discusses his experience canning wine and how the Ska Fabricating depalletizer improved his businesses.
Ska Fabricating Can Depalletizer
Ska Fabricating Can Depalletizer
Operating up to 400 CPM, the industry leading, Ska Fabricating Can-I-Bus Depal is the original slim-profile, semi-automated can depalletizer.
Ska Fabricating Bottle & Glass Depalletizer
Ska Fabricating Bottle & Glass Depalletizer
From the genius minds at Ska Fab comes the improved low-level, bulk glass, semi-automated depalletizer. This baby can depalletize up to 300+ BPM.
Ska Fabricating's Depal Re-Pal Combo
Ska Fabricating's Depal Re-Pal Combo
Ska Fabricating brings you the highly anticipated Re-Palletizer (Palletizer... what have you). This stellar combo running is running at 200CPM and is starring at RB Dwyer Shrink Sleeve Printing out of Anaheim, CA
Exhibit A Brewing Testimonial
Exhibit A Brewing Testimonial
Matthew Steinberg, owner of Exhibit A Brewing, talks about the benefits of working with Markem-Image and Ska Fabricating for his Date Coding, depalletizer and packaging line.
Ska Fabricating Installs 500th Depalletizer

Durango, Colorado— March 7,  2019 —  Ska Fabricating is pleased to announce the installation of their 500th Can-i-Bus Depalletizer, a testament to their status as the industry leader in craft packaging line equipment.

 

“This is a huge milestone for our company,” said Jim Mackay, CEO at Ska Fabricating. “Our first Can-i-Bus is still pushing cans and now we are installing our 500th depalletizer at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego. That speaks volumes about the quality and reliability of our equipment and our reputation in the industry.”

 

Worldwide Installations

 

Ska Fabricating’s Can-i-Bus depalletizer is the best-selling sub-400 CPM can depalletizer in the world. It was an immediate success in the craft beer market and has now gained a significant amount of patronage in the craft ready-to-drink markets for wine, cider, kombucha, coffee, tea, spirits, and water. The first Can-i-Bus depalletizer was sold to Austin Beer Works in Austin, Texas, and was eventually sold to Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company in Houston when ABW purchased a newer model. Ska Fabricating has customers located in 48 states in the U.S., 8 Canadian provinces and 21 countries.

 

Designed by Matt Vincent (Founder)

 

Matt Vincent, the third partner in Durango’s largest and most award-winning craft brewery, Ska Brewing, invented and built dozens of devices over the years to help the brewery achieve efficiencies in the production, packaging, and distribution of their beer. The strong demand for one of those machines, the can depalletizer—a steel-framed machine that automatically lifts layers of empty cans from the pallets that they arrive on and feeds them onto the canning line’s conveyor belt—inspired Vincent to start a new company, Ska Fabricating. “At Ska Brewing, we found ourselves solving a lot of problems that you couldn’t buy solutions for,” said Vincent. “We put in the time to make these things work just right, and what we ended up with were solutions that were created by brewers, for brewers, and proven in a brewery. That’s something other breweries just couldn’t find, and there’s a huge amount of value in it for them.”

 

A Celebration is Planned at AleSmith Brewing Company

 

A reception is planned in San Diego at the brewery on March 22 from 5 to 9PM to celebrate this historic occasion. Customers and various businesses interested in Ska Fab depalletizers have been invited from the California area to join the festivities. If other companies would like to attend, please contact Ska Fabricating.

 

 

Ska Fabricating

545 Turner Dr., Suite A

Durango, Colorado 81303

(970) 403-8562

sales@skafabricating.com

https://www.skafabricating.com


News Archive


Ska Fabricating "NEW" Dual Twist Rinse Cage
19 October, 2018

Do you fill 12 and 16 ounce cans? Tired of changing over your rinse cages and resetting your photo eye? Well then, you should love our latest addition to the Ska Fab family. Introducing the “Double Barrel” dual lane rinse cage. All you do is slide over the rinse cage you want, no tools required!

Our Dual Twist Rinse Cage makes changing can sizes a breeze. No tools are needed. You simply slide the rinse cages from one side to the other and you're ready to go. The dual twist rinse incorporates integrated can height controls. A sensor detects the active side of the rinse cage and controls which photo-eye to use so no adjustment is required. An automatic valve switches the water supply from one side to the other saving water and eliminating the need to unhook your water source. Saves time and money.

 

Standard Features:

  • Integrates with all canning lines running up to 120 CPM
  • Available in multiple can sizes
  • No tools required
  • Integrated can height controls
  • Guide rails made from 1/4" stainless rod
  • Stainless enclosure with easy access to the cage
  • Can be configured straight off the conveyor or off to the side for tight spaces

 

Dual Twist Rinse Cage


Ska Fabricating™ Announces New Mobile Depalletizer
26 June, 2018

Ska Fabricating is pleased to announce the Half Pint, a new Mobile Depalletizer
 
“This is a fully automated depalletizer that has been proven under mobile working conditions” said Matt Vincent, President and Co-Owner at Ska Fabricating. “The original design for this new depalletizer was developed by Owen Lingley at Craft Canning & Bottling located in Portland, OR for use in his mobile canning business. We really liked some features of the original design so we purchased it and we are excited to show it off with our new modifications.”
 
Designed for Mobile Canners or Tight Spaces
 
The Half Pint is ideal for mobile canners or wineries with space restrictions. The unit is made of stainless steel and lightweight aluminum, making it lightweight but durable.  It works with half high pallets of aluminum, plastic or composite containers. It incorporates an automatic container sweep which loads the containers onto a chute which then feeds through a rinser to the filler. One rinser is included with the mobile depalletizer. It works for canning lines from 15 to 60 CPM, is available in multiple power configurations and is CE compliant.

This mobile depalletizer is also a great option for wineries with tight space restrictions and equally tight budgets. It is mounted on casters and is easy to move in and out of storage or shuttling around multi use spaces. It is specifically designed for low clearance applications such as box trucks or low ceiling heights. The product design was driven by customer feedback and Ska Fabricating’s commitment to providing industry leading solutions for depalletizing. It is available for order now.
 
Founded in 2012, Ska Fabricating is the worldwide leader in small footprint depalletizers. Co-founder Matt Vincent designed the first small footprint depalletizer catering to the Craft Brewing market. Ska Fabricating has a worldwide presence with customers in 18 countries and 48 states.

 

Half Pint Mobile Depalletizer

Ska Fabricating™ has proudly installed hundreds of Depalletizers in locations all over the world. We appreciate our customers and the hard work it takes to run a business. We thank each and every one of them and look forward to serving them in the future.

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Title Name Email Phone
Technical Sales Rep Jake Kolakowski Jake@skafabricating.com 8773402337 Ext (700)
Sales Associate Ethan Deffenbaugh epd@skafabricating.com 8773402337 Ext (701)
Can Depalletizer
The Ska Fabricating™ industry leading Can Depalletizer is the original, small footprint, semi-automated depalletizer. It is designed with space and cost in mind and is capable of depalletizing multiple sized packages of aluminum and ...
Dual Twist Rinse Cage
Our Dual Twist Rinse Cage makes changing can sizes a breeze. No tools are needed. You simply slide the rinse cages from one side to the other and you're ready to go. The dual twist ...
Bottle & Glass Depalletizer
Our bottle and glass depalletizer is very similar to its cousin the Can-i-Bus Depalletizer. When we designed our low-level bottle depalletizer we kept the same recipe of a slim-profile, semi-automated depalletizer with numerous configuration options ...
Mobile Canning Depalletizer
The Half Pint mobile canning line depalletizer is designed for wineries and mobile canners with tight space restrictions. There is no installation required, making this depalletizer a great option for craft wineries and international ...
Custom Height Depalletizer
When we designed our custom height depalletizer we were thinking of canners with space restrictions. The depalletizer handles half pallets of aluminum, plastic or composite materials, with a mobile option available. Standard Features: Capable of ...
Can Palletizer
Ska Fabricating™ brings our automation expertise to the other end of the line with our bulk can palletizers. Designed for companies specializing in can sleeving, labeling, printing or decorating. With simple operation and proven ...
Can Rinsing & Drying
The Ska Fabricating™ can rinse and drying system is a perfect addition to your canning line. The system uses Republic® air knives combined with our custom designed can rinser and enclosures.  Our ...
Conveyance Systems
Ska Fabricating™ works with industry partners to bring you comprehensive post fill conveyance. Offering custom conveyance configurations and optional modular components for rinsing, drying, date coding & low fill detection. Tabletop Conveyors Modular Conveyor ...
Twist Rinse Can Rinser
The Ska Fabricating™ Twist Rinse can rinser integrates with our Can Depalletizer, Custom Height Depalletizer and our new Mobile Depalletizer. STANDARD FEATURES • Integrates with all canning lines running between • 20-100 CPM • ...
Ionized Air Rinser
A&E Conveyor Systems pioneered the waterless rinsing technology. They were the first company to introduce a commercially acceptable system for replacing conventional water rinsing systems. Historically the canning industry has used a simple ...