CCM and CVS for Sacmi. JANUS and CANBIO for Negri Bossi. With this outstanding array of machines, which offers cutting-edge technology for the production of closures, vision systems and plastic material processing, the Sacmi Group will be attending Chinaplas 2012, the most important Asian fair focussing on the plastic industry, to be held at Shanghai from 18th to 21st April.
CCM, which stands for “continuous compression moulding”, is currently the world’s most competitive cap production solution for mineral waters, hot filling and aseptic filling. The top of the CCM range, designed by Sacmi Imola’s Closures&Containers Division, is the CCM 48SB, which will be exhibited on stands B41 B61 (Hall E2). Capable of output rates of up to 1600 caps per minute with just 48 cavities, the press will be equipped with a mould suitable for the production of three types of HDPE S29W cap, 29 mm in diameter and weighing just 1.25 grams. This, then, is an excellent opportunity for the Sacmi Imola Closures&Containers Division to showcase the advantages of compression technology: extremely short cycle times, low consumption and low maintenance costs. This extremely compact press will be shown together with the CVS on-line cap quality control inspection system, developed by Sacmi’s Automation & Inspection System Division; the latter will also be presenting the innovative CHS, a stand-alone machine with three video cameras for complete quality control of both the cap interior and exterior.
From the advantages of continuous compression moulding, then, to those provided for other stages of production in the beverage industry. Sacmi, in fact, is the only market leader in the industry able to provide two alternative technologies for preform production: compression and injection.
For example, there are the new rotary SBF blow formers; having from 6 to 24 blowing stations, these machines ensure hourly output rates of over 64,000 standard half-litre bottles.
One key advantage with these blowers is that each machine in the range can be equipped with a 1-cavity mould for a large bottle (up to 3 litres) or a 2-cavity mould for smaller bottles (up to 0.6 litres).
Negri Bossi - a Sacmi Group company and leading European producer of plastic injection moulding presses - has, instead, set itself the goal of providing the Chinese market with solutions specially developed for the needs of local producers. On show at Chinaplas 2012 will, above all, be the JANUS, a hybrid press that has already won widespread market acclaim. It will be displayed with a mould developed by a major local producer for so-called “heavy duty packaging” applications. Also on show will be the CANBIO VSE, a hydraulic press of fully tested reliability produced locally at the Sacmi Nanhai plant. Highly effective, hi-tech solutions, then, that Negri Bossi will also be providing, following the 2011 takeover of Sytrama, complete with process automation robots.