A new investment for RAK Ceramics’ Ras Al Khaimah production complex (MC2 unit). The company has gone for two PH8200 presses complete with moulds, the world-beating SACMI solution that provides unmatched process performance, quality and repeatability with large formats.
RAK Ceramics (UAE) has given its MC2 plant a boost with SACMI pressing technology to create a medium-large glazed porcelain stoneware line for items measuring from 60x60 to 120x120 cm (and relative sub-sizes), plus slabs as large as 100x100 and 90x180 cm.
Two SACMI PH8200 presses complete with moulds will be shipped by the end of the summer. They’ll provide a high-tonnage solution that combines the best-known features of the series - reliability, outstanding productivity, optimised consumption and power - with maximum process precision and repeatability, just perfect for handling such large sizes.
The advanced digital controls on the PH8200 provide efficiency levels unattainable on a conventional high-tonnage press. Moreover, the SPE proportional electronic ejector - a SACMI exclusive - allows trouble-free ejection of even the biggest slabs by maximising performance and repeatability.
These characteristics, which have made the press an international success, have also attracted the attention of RAK, who selected it for their ambitious MC2 revamp project. Furthermore, this investment sees the multinational ceramic floor-wall tile and bathroom furnishings company complete its large-format output capacity.
This latest solution, located in the Ras Al Khaimah production complex, will be the second line that RAK has installed in the Emirates to make such type of tile size; it follows an investment in a SACMI Continua+ line, which has been operating successfully at the company’s main plant for years.