Italy-based Sacmi will present its technological and plant engineering solutions for the Chinese food & beverage packaging market at CHINAPLAS 2017.
One of the highlights will be its new CCM24CS compression press, which is making its debut in China. Key improvements to mechanics, hydraulics and automation have given the new 24-head version of the press higher output, with a record cycle time for the industry of just 1.44s), without penalizing the cooling time. In addition, energy consumption has been reduced further and cap quality has been raised.
The machine on show will produce high density polyethylene (HDPE) single-piece 30mm water bottle caps weighing 1.85g, with an output of 800 caps/minute with just 24 heads in a cycle time of 1.8s.
One of Sacmi's key strengths is its ability to provide, alongside individual technological and plant engineering solutions, advanced quality control systems.
All Sacmi vision systems developed by the Group's Automation & Service Division are designed to operate in line with the machines at high speeds: from the CVS 052, the cap vision system integrated downstream from the CCM, to the PVS002 Plus, capable of testing no less than 1,100 preforms/hour; the latter also has optional weight and body control features.
Sacmi will also be taking part in the concurrent Industry 4.0 Conference, which will give a talk in the Sacmi 4.0 and H.E.R.E. (Human Expertise for Reactive Engineering) projects. The latter is a solution set that networks production processes, supervising and exchanging information with interconnected machines to provide production process advantages and sharpen smart factory growth strategies.