Food & beverage manufacturers need to quickly adapt their production lines to new consumers’ requirements, as their success depends more and more on strong competitiveness and high efficiency of production processes.
The answer to these needs lies in choosing compact, flexible and environmental sustainable bottling systems and packaging machines, designed for the smart factory and equipped with cutting-edge automation and control systems inspired to Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT).
The tertiary packagingof food and beverage products requires increasingly flexible solutions for improving the handling of containers, avoiding damages during their transport, reducing the format changeover time, increasing the performance and reducing the space.
The new APS 615 ERGON semi-automatic palletizer by SMI results from investments in advanced technical solutions developed to provide users with a simple, easy to use and cost-effective system for a production output up to 15 packs/minute.
The core of the new APS 615 ERGONsemi-automatic palletizer is composed of a central structure, where the three Cartesian axis system designed for the pallet formation is positioned. Main advantages:
- considerable space saving within the production line
- the operator easily and safely performs all the operations related to the system installation, management and maintenance
The product arrives at the palletizer infeed on a feeding conveyor and is cadenced by a rubber belt; subsequently it is brought by a distancing conveyor into the picking position, where the gripping head picks the pack, individually or grouped, and moves it to the pallet on the ground.
The cyclic repetition of this operation enables to create several palletizing layers.
High level of flexibility
The picking head is equipped with a motor for the product rotation, in order to place the pack on the layer in the position required by the palletizing pattern.
The use of this solution ensures: -great operational flexibility -customization possibility, in order to adapt to the needs of format changeover, product changeover and plant layout -the grip can be lateral, with a suction or magnetic system
Simple management and maintenance
Once the pallet formation has finished, the operator manually removes the full pallet and positions a new empty pallet.
The electrical panel, placed outside the safety guards, is a separate module that is not unwired during the transport and that therefore can be immediately installed at the customer’s plant.
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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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.
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