Sacmi gears up for key Gulfood Manufacturing showcase
Italian-based packaging technology business is set to showcase its latest systems at Gulfood Manufacturing, writes Neill Barston.
The event, taking place between 8-10 November, will see the business place a strong emphasis on the sustainability and flexibility credentials of its equipment, which it has exported to regions around the world.
Among its areas of key specialism is in offering complete solutions for chocolate preparation and moulding under the Carle&Montanari brand and the primary and secondary packaging of chocolate and other food and non-food products under the OPM brand.
Automation, versatility, consistency with the new challenges of environmental sustainability characterise SACMI Packaging & Chocolate proposal, with solutions designed to respond specifically to the latest market trends.
Among these, the new HTB wrapping machine for chocolate tablets, a machine that is claimed to notably impact the approach to wrapping technologies, thanks to high-level electronics that replaces a purely mechanical design concept.
With HTB, the concepts of time, pressure and temperature in the sealing area become part of a continuous and adaptive flow in relation to the specific wrapping material, traditional or eco-sustainable.
In addition to high performance – up to 250 tablets per minute – HTB combines maximum flexibility and accuracy of movements depending on product’s features and wrapping materials.
In particular, thanks to the flexible sealing system, maximum freedom/adaptation to different materials is guaranteed, with “gentle handling” guaranteed even for the most delicate products.
Reduced footprint, “mirrored” layout and ergonomic design – from the particular cantilevered structure that limits the storage of materials to interlocking – complete the framework, for a solution that is easy to maintain and integrate on existing lines. The self-diagnosis kit is also available, as well as the possibility of connecting the machine directly to the SACMI assistance services, for predictive and proactive maintenance management.
HTB follows in the wake of a new approach to the design of wrapping machines and flowpack packaging, with which SACMI Packaging & Chocolate welcomes the challenge of sustainability, working daily with the main producers of eco-friendly wrapping materials such as paper-based compostables and bio-polymeric materials.
Sacmi ist at Gulfood Manufacturing, (Shk Saeed Hall 3, booth S3-C34