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SMI launches virtual showroom
SMI now offers an online showroom, in which visitors can watch videos, read brochures and get detailed information about products. The website also offers an interactive tour and an accurate reproduction of SMI plants, based on innovation, technology and eco-sustainability.
Customers will be able to manufacture containers of different shapes and sizes, from 0.10 L up to 10 L, in PET or rPET. The advantages of these machines are further enhanced, when the blower is combined with a filler and a capper, which means considerable advantages in terms of space, energy and cost saving. After the bottle is produced, there are several packaging solutions SMI can offer: film and cardboard packaging are two examples.
By clicking on the first line, the online user will be able to find out the advantages of SMI's shrink wrappers, capable of packing a wide range of containers and of processing standard or 100% recyclable film. By selecting the second line, the visitor will find new ACP case packers, capable of packing a wide range of containers in RSC boxes. The end-of-line operation is made efficient by the companies palletizing systems, composed of several modules configurable in a customized manner.
All SMI machines are equipped with IoT technology, so that production and operating parameters are recorded, analyzed, optimized and automatically changed; the machines that are part of the same line exchange data and information and self-diagnostic tests are run to detect and solve faults or anomalies. This allows to monitor in real-time the industrial plant efficiency and to intervene remotely in case of problems.
SMI has been investing in solutions that fully protect the environment, in order to provide food and beverage manufacturers with systems for reducing the carbon footprint, energy consumption and material waste. Air Master recovery system, methane-heated tunnel and machines for processing 100% recycled film and 100% recycled preforms are examples of the solutions supplied by SMI.