Compact solutions

Traditional lines vs. compact lines

Traditional lines vs. compact lines

SMI's System Engineering Department offers complete bottling and packaging lines equipped with cutting-edge technical solutions for energy saving and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction.

The innovations devised by SMI designers enable to dramatically cut the production costs of each PET bottle manufactured in the plant, thanks to specific devices designed to save energy and streamline production cycles every machine is equipped with.

In more detail, a compact bottling line is made up of two blocks of machines whose high integration enables to cut space requirement, costs and consumptions:

  • the first block is composed of an ECOBLOC® system, gathering into a single unit the functions of stretch-blowing, filling and capping (also labelling upon request);

  • the second block, called PACKBLOC and specific for the end-of-line packaging, is composed of an automatic machine for secondary packaging integrated with a two-Cartesian-axis automatic palletizer.

Malé Water 14,000 bph bottling line

Malé Water Maldives - 14,000 bph bottling line - 0.33 / 0.5 / 1.5L flat water

Cost and consumption reduction

If compared to traditional bottling plants made up of more "stand-alone" machines linked together by long stretches of conveyour belts, the compact lines enable to reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) thanks to:

  • lower initial investment, since the two multi-tasking ECOBLOC® and PACKBLOC units allow to remarkably cut the length of the conveyour belts installed in the bottling and packaging plant; 

  • lower personnel costs, since the two machines performing all of production operations can be run and controlled by a reduced number of operators (in particular cases one operator only might take care of the whole system);

  • fewer interventions of machine maintenance and cleaning and lower consumption of spare parts, since the whole line is composed of just two multi-functional units;

  • energy costs cutting, since only high-efficiency and low consumption motors are used.