Sacmi is the only plant engineer wholly dedicated to the world of beverage. This distinguishing feature makes Sacmi the perfect provider of systems for the entire bottling process, and it is with a quiet confidence that the Sacmi Group will be attending Interpack, the Düsseldorf-based fair for packaging, packaging products and confectionary machines to be held from 24th to 30th April 2008. With an exhibition area of over 1000 m2 (stand 8AE03, hall 8), Sacmi will be displaying all its very latest bottling innovation.
To begin with there will be the complete “full compression” line made by Sacmi Imola, a CCM64M compression press integrated with a SCM12L slitter: able to produce up to 1600 plastic caps per minute with just 64 moulds, it also incorporates a vision system for on-line quality control. Used worldwide, compression technology offers clear opportunities for those in the highly competitive business of plastic caps for drinks. The CCM64M blends outstanding finished product quality with low energy consumption, excellent reliability and low maintenance costs. Deserving of special mention among the other new products being placed on show by Sacmi Imola is the CBF010 (acronym for Compression Blow Forming): this high-tech plastic container-making machine features a series of continuous rotary units that turn plastic granulate into finished containers in a single cycle, thus adding the advantages of a single-stage process to those of compression technology. The CBF10 will be displayed in line with a filling machine.
In the Closures & Containers section the spotlight will be pointed at Pam technology: an acronym for Preform Advanced Moulding, this system – the latest to be developed by Sacmi Imola – revolutionises PET preform production. Düsseldorf is the ideal showcase for the prototype, which, with 48 cavities, can produce 27 thousand 23g preforms for sparkling drinks (CSD) an hour with a 28 mm neck PCO. Every day – from 10.30 to 17.00 – the Sacmi stand will be organising presentations to show customers all the plus-points of Pam technology, which range from on-line control of blowing and quality control to enhanced performance, lower energy consumption during PET extrusion and better product performance thanks to more even material distribution.
Sacmi Filling, instead, will be exhibiting the VOLO-MAS, a machine for filling PET bottles with still or sparkling products. Featuring electronic volumetric technology, the VOLO-MAS ensures output rates of up to 30,000 pieces per hour (with 1.5-litre bottles). With stainless steel base and self-draining structure in folded/welded metalwork (with drainage channelling), the VOLO-MAS filler also has an automatic sanitising system that can operate at very high temperatures, thus reducing wash times.
Sacmi Labelling will, instead, be presenting the new Opera 400 Modul 22T at Interpack; this modular rotary labeller has four labelling stations with various application technologies: the pressure-sensitive HS04 station, the roll-fed station, the cold-melt station and the hot melt pre-cut station. Providing outstanding labelling flexibility, the Opera 400 Modul 22T also boasts an output rate of 30,000 bottles an hour!
It goes without saying that the Düsseldorf event will also be attended by Sacmi Pakim, there to present MONOBIB, the integrated compact filling-packaging machine that incorporates all the functions needed to create “Bag in Box” packages. Consisting of a cardboard box forming machine with hot-melt closure, MONOBIB can produce bag formats as large as 20 litres and features numerous devices such as an end-of-filling nitrogen injection system.
Last but not least, Sacmi Packaging will exhibit a high-speed cosmetic bottle packaging line – 3300 bottles per minute – that uses an innovative tracking-type product pick-up system. The line consists of an EC40 cardboard box former, a robotised CR 25 pick & place boxing unit and a KR180 robot palletizer equipped with an all-new grab designed by Sacmi Packaging. Simulation will show how the pallets are stocked by the SIMA LGV handling system: special hardware and software devices render these operations extremely reliable and also allow full traceability of each handling stage.
Hall 8 #8AE03