End of line reliability is crucial for the bottling plant efficiency
Manufacturers of beverages, food, detergents, chemical and pharmaceutical products have to be more and more competitive and efficient in order to face a constantly changing market; therefore, they have to quickly adapt their production line to the new customers' purchasing habits.
This objective can be easily achieved if, within the company, innovative and smart solutions are adopted and applied to machines and plants of a modern smart factory.
SMI automatic palletizing systems from APS ERGON range allow to guarantee uninterrupted production flow, thanks to highly efficient and flexible solutions in terms of tertiary packaging. The perfect synchronization between bottling and packaging operations and pallet loading, pallet layer forming and pad insertion operations results in a great competitive advantage, as:
-production quickly adapts to the new formats required by the market -palletizing patterns have been optimized for loading on trucks -changeover times have been reduced -container movement is smooth, which avoids damage during their handling -plant performance has been improved -size has been reduced
Smart palletizing solutions
- Use of innovative design solutions in compliance with IoT that reduce the operator's workload and ensure high levels of plant efficiency - Easy and intuitive control of all the operations, that can be further optimized with SWM system for collecting, checking and interpreting production data - ICOS motors, equipped with integrated digital servo-drivers, ensure production with low environmental impact and low energy consumption
A unique range for several requirements
APS ERGON range consists of automatic, single-column system with two Cartesian axes for palletizing boxes, bundles, trays and packs in general.
The new palletizers supplied by SMI: - are versatile and can be configured in different ways, with in-line or 90° loose product infeed to manage a wide range of palletizing patterns - easily adapt to the various needs of format changeover, product changeover and logistic end of line configuration of new and existing installations.
Each model of APS ERGON range is composed of different modules that can be customized according to the logistic conditions and the requested processing.
The core of the system is made up of a vertical axis module, a fixed column along which the horizontal axis, composed of the beam along which the head-holder beam runs, slides on recirculating ball guides.
The beam can be combined with:
- product infeed module and preform layer system (different according to the module chosen) - pallet module, that includes the moving and storage of empty pallets - pad insertion module (optional), consisting of a pad magazine and a pad inserting device with controlled axes - surrounding safety barrier
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.
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