Every day in the world billions of doses of beverages, food and hygiene and cleaning products are consumed. They are marketed in containers with thousand shapes and countless features, that need adequate protection during handling and captivating look in order to draw consumers' attention. For this reason, packaging is a key factor to be taken into account in business strategies aimed at boosting sales.
Cardboard boxes are an example of packaging with a simple but effective design, optimized depending on the size of the product to be packed and ideal for maximizing the visibility of the pack on retail shelves thanks to the possibility of graphic customization.
With the launch of the new range of automatic case packers with pick & place system of the ACP ERGON range, SMI got into the packaging in RSC cases, thus providing customers with a valid alternative to traditional packaging solutions in wrap-around cardboard cases.
The new ACP case packers feature a solid monobloc structure that combines all the machine functions: product separation, loose product insertion with top loading system, carton magazine, case sealing. The packaging process is alternate (stop & go) through a pick & place system, capable of making RSC packs at the maximum speed of 20 packs per minute (depending on the format).
Versatility of use and product protection
ACP range can pack several types of products, such as bags and packs of pasta, rice and coffee, as well as oval containers (shampoo, liquid soap and detergents) and briks (tea, juices), simply by changing the gripper/suction cup. Thanks to the pick & place system, the new SMI case packers are also suitable for packing very delicate and exclusive products, such as wines, sparkling wines and liqueurs, without damaging the label during processing in the machine. Thanks to the extreme versatility of the ACP series, the products to be packed can also be stacked inside RSC cases, that are very robust and resistant (high top load).
Ease of control and advanced automation
The carton magazine is placed next to the machine, thus allowing to load the pre-folded blanks in an easy and ergonomic way. The new SMI pick & place case packers are equipped with MotorNet System® automation and control technology based on Sercos fieldbus, that makes the plant fully compliant with Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) principles. ACP ERGON models are available in two versions: with tape sealing (ACP S) or hot melt glue sealing (ACP G).
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.