Italian manufacturer Acma reveals new packaging series

Italian-based manufacturer Acma has released its latest range of upgraded packaging equipment aimed at the confectionery sector.

This included its new HW 900 fold wrapper for high-speed handling of double twist sweets, which has followed in the footsteps of the 1100 machine. According to the company, it has been designed for high performance with a packaging speed of up to 900 pieces/minute) and refreshed design, and technical features developed to increase its efficiency and productivity.

The machine, which recently gained a trade show debut at the ProSweets event in Cologne, Germany, is now also more compact, thanks to its new aluminium base. According to the business, the equipment’s increased sturdiness and its revised mechanical design reduce stress and wear and increase acoustic comfort.

The cantilever structure of the mechanical groups and the adjustments in front ensure full accessibility to facilitate maintenance and management operations and to improve the operator’s safety.

Furthermore, given the reduced quantity of format components, changes can be made quickly. The vertical paper-unwinding plane allows employing a wide range of wrapping materials, including high-quality and low-cost products.

HW 900 is equipped with an Advanced Remote Assistance (ARA) system that provides remote support by ACMA qualified personnel through a simple network connection as part of the company’s drive to create industry 4.0 digital solutions for greater machine efficiency.

In addition, the company has also released its CW 1000 F-M machine, a continuous movement multi-style chocolate machine offering high flexibility and performances up to 1000 ppm.

This equipment – designed by XPack exclusively for ACMA – has been designed for flat base products. It features a compact design, thanks to the mobile splicing timing system.

Furthermore, its continuous motion architecture ensures a delicate product processing and higher folding times to obtain high quality wrapping. The machine reliability and sturdiness are ensured by its completely mechanical structure.

These two machines complement the existing ACMA Confectionery range, which includes the CW 600 and the CW 850 F-M for flat-base chocolates, the CW 800 R and the CW 1000 R for round chocolates, and the GS 1000 and HS 1000 for sweets in stick packs. The range also includes high-performing flow packing solutions, such as the CF 1000 and CF 1200 machines.

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