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 conveyor 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.
The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
The Controller is: SMI S.p.A. Head office: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA VAT nr: IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 For further information, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
SMI S.p.A. Sede amministrativa: Via Carlo Ceresa, 10 - 24015 San Giovanni Bianco (BG) - ITALIA Sede legale: Via Monte Grappa, 7 - 24121 Bergamo (BG) - ITALIA C.F. e P. IVA IT03942700166 - R.E.A. 421708 Capitale Sociale Euro 5.000.000 i.v.