Ceramica Sant’Agostino is a well-known ceramic company based in Ferrara, specialized in the production of porcelain stoneware solutions for indoor and outdoor floors and walls. With over 50 years of experience, the company is deeply rooted in the territory but, at the same time, a forward-looking company in terms of management and production logic.
The high aesthetic content and the high technical performances of its products are the result of distinctive choices, which have led the brand to impress a unique mark on the world ceramic scene.
With a view to global development, Ceramica Sant’Agostino has looked at the improvement of its line in an evolutionary way, highlighting two primary needs:
- to make the production process more efficient, by increasing the speed of the pallet finishing process;
- to economize the finishing process itself.
To achieve these results, the existing shrink wrap system has been completely changed and replaced by one with stretch film and with new winders.
After examining the main companies active in the end-of-line packaging sector, Ceramica Sant’Agostino has identified Robopac as the ideal partner in terms of plant engineering, technology and process expertise.
GENESIS FUTURA was the solution offered by Robopac to meet the needs of Ceramica Sant’Agostino. It is an automatic wrapping machine with rotating ring without sliding electrical contacts, which guarantees safety, reduction of the overall weight and balance of the rotating masses. This choice implies not only a reduction in investment costs, but also low energy consumption, a reduced need for maintenance, great reliability and durability. Genesis Futura is equipped with an integrated TOP INSIDE system, to cover the upper face of the pallet, and the ARC automatic reel change device. In addition, the transport of the machine center is performed by a rotary table installed on a hydraulic lift, which ensures excellent stability of the product on the wooden pallet.
Genesis Futura is characterized by the patented CUBE technology, which allows you to use exactly the right amount of film in the right position with the necessary containment force. The presence of CUBE Technology guarantees a reduction of the film up to 50%, an improvement of the containment of the pallet and a better care of the product, with a reduction of the damage up to 40%. All with an high-quality packaging and safer logistics.
The supply was completed with a horizontal and vertical strapping machine, as well as a labeling machine placed after the winder.
The whole plant is served by a roller transport line with a pallet centering system and two 90 ° pallet rotation tables, to guarantee perfect product alignment.
Therefore, Ceramica Sant’Agostino was able to make a direct comparison between the previous shrink-wrap system and the new stretch-film system by Robopac. The conclusions were immediate and unexceptionable: the GENESIS FUTURA solution proposed by Robopac proved to be extremely performing in terms of speed, system efficiency, reliability, also allowing a reduction in the cost of consumables.
Last but not least, Robopac has followed and assisted the customer from the beginning to the end, from the analysis of the problem, to the study and design of the solution, up to the installation and after-sale, offering Ceramica Sant'Agostino a great added-value support.