Machine update (SmyUpgrades)

SMI designs, develops and manufactures hi-tech packaging machines and complete bottling lines chiefly intended to supplying the food & beverage sector; thanks to a continuous R & D activity, SMI products are constantly innovated through the introduction to the market of ever-more efficient, performing and environment-friendly models and versions so as to provide end users with a machine range updated to the latest developments. 

In addition to new-manufactured models, also machines already installed at customers' facilities can be equipped with latest technologies and applications through a set of upgrade solutions implemented by qualified service engineers of SMI after-sales service; that option allows to progressively enhance SMI machines' efficiency and flexibility all along their life cycle.

In these pages you can find a broad portfolio of updating solutions for SMI machines and select the upgrade proposal that better suits your specific needs: higher efficiency, cost reduction, energy saving, new processes, format changeovers, etc.

ZF010032 - Oven chain upgrade

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade concerns the oven chain group, equipped with a new type of chain links, mandril and preform rack. One of the main innovations concerns each ...

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ZF010041 - Mold bottom group and driving cam

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Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade is a new technical solution, developed for improving the performance of SMIFORM blow-molders of the second and third series, thanks to a fully ...

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ZF010049 - Increased thickness of the mold opening/closing levers

Machines:

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade is a new technical solution for SMIFORM latest-generation blow-molders, but also available for previous series; it consists in replacing the mold opening/closing levers ...

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ZF010062 - Blowing wheel upper cover

Machines:

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This supply consists in the upper cover of the blow-moulder. The cover (green panels in the above picture) is meant to keep the inner parts of ...

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ZF010057 - Increased thickness of infeed stars in SR and SR HC

Machines: SRHP - SRHC

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in replacing the infeed stars with an increased-thickness model. The increased-size stars ensure a better transfer of the preforms, thanks to a more ...

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ZF010058 - Blowing cycle enabling photocell upgrade

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade includes a new photocell dedicated to the control of the transparent preform. Compared to the ultrasonic sensor, this photocell ensures a perfect detecting of ...

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ZF010059 - Photocell checking the preform presence at the machine infeed

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in the installation of a retro-reflective photocell instead of an ultrasonic sensor. If compared to ultrasonic sensors, the retro-reflective photocell ensures a perfect ...

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ZF010098 - Mold-holder replacement kit

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

SMI supplies a kit for replacing the mold-holder, including the left side and the right side, as well as all the necessary components for reassembling ...

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ZF010099 - Lockbolt group with in-line bearings and cams

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade is a new technical solution for reducing the torque loads on the mold closing shaft, thanks to in-line bearings. The mechanism of mold-holder closing ...

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ZF010100 - Machine functional controls

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in the integration of some functional controls of the blow-molding process. The kit includes some new control systems, in order to improve the ...

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ZF010103 - High efficiency thermo-reflecting panels for the oven

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Environment care - Energy saving - Cost cutting

This upgrade consists in the supply of a new oven panel type that allows to reduce energy consumption of the oven itself. The installation of those ...

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ZF010128 - Replacement of shock absorbers

Machines: EBS - EBSHC - ECOBLOC - ECOBLOC LG - ECOBLOCHC

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in the replacement of the shock absorbers in the mold-holder group and in the stretch group with a new-generation model. This upgrade consists ...

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ZF010026 - Blowing wheel main motor transmission

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in the replacement of the whole transmission group of the blowing wheel motor, with a newgeneration one, in which the driving system, ...

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ZF010027 - Blowing wheel main motor transmission, equipped with sliding table and fixed shaft.

Machines: SRHP

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in implementing the blowing wheel motor with new functions which better define its design and improve its solidity and duration. Thanks to the ...

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ZF010028 - Blowing wheel main motor gearbox

Machines:

Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade consists in replacing the gearbox and the transmission shaft with a new-generation coupling system. The new solution consists in updating the blowing wheel main ...

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ZF010036 - New generation grippers group

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Benefits: Efficiency increase - Technology update

This upgrade is a new solution improving the performance of SMIFORM second/third generation blow-molders, thanks to a new, completely revised group of grippers. This upgrade includes ...

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