Leadership in Technology

Leadership in Technology

On its entire range of machines and systems, SACMI promotes and develops technologies that allow the customer to achieve top-of-the-range production and environmental performance.

Continuous grinding, complete systems, supervisors

The ability to develop proprietary technologies for every aspect of production characterises SACMI's activities in all the Group's businesses.
SACMI has established itself as a world leader in supplies for the Ceramics sector, realizing numerous innovations in terms of processes and machines, such as the continuous grinding of raw materials and the system supervisor, precursor of the current Industry 4.0 systems, developed since 1985. In particular, continuous grinding has established itself thanks to its high productivity and reduced energy consumption, right up to the latest evolution of the MMC modular continuous mills, which allow further optimisation of the processing parameters.

Continuous grinding, complete systems, supervisors

Pressing and decorating large slabs and formats

From the ever larger, more powerful and integrated traditional presses to the revolutionary CONTINUA+

Forming, a crucial phase of the entire ceramic process, sees the SACMI hydraulic presses as the undisputed protagonists of the tiles lines, with productivity and pressing forces constantly increasing up to the current PH16000, part of the new generation of "smart" presses with integrated automation. In parallel with the spread of very large formats (over 3 metres), destined for high-end applications and for interior design, SACMI has launched on the market the revolutionary CONTINUA technology (from 2014 CONTINUA+), which makes it possible to produce "continuously" ceramic slabs with an extreme variability of formats and thickness. In the direction of product aesthetic improvement, in 2018 SACMI presented to the market Deep Digital, the completely digital line for the surface and mass decoration of large slabs.

Pressure casting and modelling 4.0

In the industrial  production of Sanitaryware, SACMI has promoted and developed, ahead of its competitors, the new technology of pressure casting of sanitary ware, as well as robotic solutions for enamelling and handling and the CAD-CAM digital modelling service. The evolution of pressure casting technology and plant engineering towards total digitisation and automation of the production process improves the healthiness of the work environment and, at the same time, increases the versatility of the solutions, allowing customers to respond more quickly and effectively to market demands. SACMI has also expanded its business to the tableware sector, thanks to strategic acquisitions and investments in technology for isostatic pressing.

Pressure casting and modelling 4.0

Global technology leader in caps production

In the industrial caps production sector, SACMI has a global monopoly in the supply of presses for the production of crown caps (with the development of the first complete proposals since the 1950s), and is the technological leader in the production of plastic caps with CCM (continuous compression moulding), the solution that makes it possible to obtain higher quality caps with a more performing and less energy-intensive process. This technology is particularly suitable for processing highly loaded materials (including cellulose and wood derivatives), opening up extraordinary frontiers in the creation of a new generation of sustainable packaging.

Global technology leader in caps production

A 360° partner for the Beverage world

Technological and process innovation combined with a deep knowledge of raw materials allows SACMI to offer integrated solutions from A to Z, from the production of capsules to platforms for the production of PET preforms and all the solutions downstream (blow moulding, filling, labelling) of the bottling line. The only competitor in the world able to offer a proprietary technology for each step of production, SACMI offers all the advantages of a single partner, with integrated solutions to pass, in a single process, from the raw material to the finished product. 

A 360° partner for the Beverage world

Cookware, metal and metal powder industry

SACMI's extraordinary ability to acquire know-how and bring it to the top of the market is also expressed in the most recent businesses, such as the metal industry. Since the late nineties, SACMI entered the industrial production of kitchen utensils, developing over the following years complete solutions in the metallurgical industry, starting with a new generation of hydraulic presses for forming shaped sheets, and since 2008 it has been in the metal powder processing sector. Supplying over 100 plants in less than 10 years, just in the PM sector, SACMI has been able to acquire a leading role among the major European players in the sintered materials sector.

Cookware, metal and metal powder industry

Confectionery industry, where tradition meets innovation

With the acquisition of Carle&Montanari, SACMI has made its own the extraordinary experience and expertise of the company founded in 1907 and, throughout the twentieth century, a leading player alongside the nascent Italian chocolate industry. A pioneer in the design and marketing of machines for moulding chocolate and cocoa products, C&M joined the SACMI galaxy in 2002. With the subsequent acquisition by SACMI of the OPM and FIMA brands, this experience and know-how was put to use by structuring a complete offer of solutions that, from chocolate moulding, extend to primary packaging, secondary packaging and wrapping technologies, with a positioning that, from the original sector, has extended to bakery and other food and non-food sectors.

Confectionery industry, where tradition meets innovation

“Total quality control”: the guarantee of SACMI vision systems

We count almost 8,000 units of inspection systems with cameras designed and marketed by SACMI in recent years, with solutions characterised by high specificity and, at the same time, designed to ensure the perfect interoperability and integration of systems.

The inspection systems with cameras are transversal to the entire SACMI range, in order to guarantee total quality control of the production directly on line. The distinctive character of the proposed range doubles: on the one hand, the specificity of the product and production area, with dedicated and patented solutions for automatic inspection both in the line and outside the line; on the other, the perfect interoperability (all SACMI systems are equipped with the latest generation CVS 3000 software) and the ability to interface with plant supervisors or the company ERP.

There are several patented SACMI innovations in this field, such as the SACMI Chrometriq illuminator, which is ideal for inspecting surfaces with special characteristics in terms of their ability to reflect and diffuse light (such as metal surfaces). But also the electronic bottle orientation system for effective inspection of labelled containers.

This and other innovations have allowed SACMI to develop and sell 8,000 vision systems in recent years, considering both indirect sales (equipment of SACMI machines in the various businesses) and direct sales. 

Precision, accuracy and ease of use are combined with the advanced skills of the SACMI Quality&Process Control Laboratory, which is equipped to carry out tests on complete samples, thus offering the customer a 100% guarantee on the expected results.

The future is “H.E.R.E.”

Supervisors, new plant flow management (MTO), logistics 4.0

In recent years, SACMI has enhanced the evolution of sensors and networks with high data transfer capacity by developing H.E.R.E. (Human Expertise for Reactive Engineering). It is a new generation plant supervisor capable of governing the entire process, from a single machine to several interconnected production units. In addition to accelerating the smart evolution of the SACMI range of products, H.E.R.E. is the emblem of a new way of understanding the approach to production and warehouse management. In addition to the design and marketing of the new system, SACMI has also been able to re-engineer the plant according to the principles of Industry 4.0, implementing the new make-to-order logic of flow and warehouse management (customized production, direct interface with the ERP of the customer, reduction and automated management of stocks). First developed in the ceramics sector, the new platform is about to become a reference point for all SACMI businesses and activities, with the aim of seizing all the opportunities of the smart evolution of production, which passes from an ever closer integration between IT-OT systems.

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