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New plant

Costa Rica: SMI and Inolasa, when innovation is essential

SMI S.p.A. S.Giovanni Bianco (BG), Italy

Inolasa is collaborating with SMI for the supply of a production line with an output up to 12,000 bottles/hour. The new plant for bottling and packing Capullo & Doral vegetable oil in PET bottles has been manufactured with respect for the environment and work safety.


Main advantages of SMI line solutions

Integrated ECOBLOC® ERGON compact and flexible system that doesn't need the rinser and the conveyor belts between the blow moulders and the filler:

  • reduced energy consumption
  • ideal solution for bottling vegetable oil, as it uses an extremely precise electronic filling system equipped with mass meters based on Coriolis principle
  • opening of the filling valve by means of a pneumatic electronic valve, controlled by the presence signal of the bottle and by that coming from the mass meter
  • adjustment of the quantity of product to be bottled through the operator panel
  • high standards of hygiene throughout the filling process.

Secondary packaging with wrap-around system equipped with a mechanical device for product grouping that offers the advantage of forming the cardboard boxes around the moving bottles without making any machine stops:

  • possibility of graphically customizing the cardboard box in order to draw consumers' attention
  • greater opportunities for marketing and product promotion
  • impact-resistant packaging, that protects the product during transport.

Automatic palletizing single-column system with two extremely flexible Cartesian axes:

  • simple formation of the palletizing layers
  • central column driven by brushless motors
  • high reliability, reduced maintenance and low running costs
  • easy and intuitive man-machine interface.

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