Search by year
Search by keyword
Search by sector
Search by category
Sacmi RSS Feed
Find out how to subscribe to Sacmi RSS feeds
Graniser chooses SACMI for its new porcelain tile lines

As part of a drive towards automation, energy efficiency and new sizes/thicknesses, this Turkish company recently installed and started up a complete, all-new plant for the manufacture of medium-large tiles

A key market for SACMI ceramic technology for years now, Turkey has, in this first half of 2017, placed major orders with the Group. The positive trend seen in 2016, characterised by large-scale purchases, appears to be continuing. Among the main 2016 supplies stands Graniser Seramik, which has chosen SACMI to supply a complete new line for the manufacture of porcelain tiles, as part of its long-term plant modernisation plan.

Equipped with a medium and medium-large tile output capacity of 8,000 m2 per day, the new production plant – which successfully came on line just recently - has already allowed this Turkish company to attend the latest edition of Unicera, a pivotal ceramic industry event in Turkey, with a new product line: fully produced with SACMI technology, of course. New sizes include, alongside the 60x60 and 60x120, the 80x80 cm, an all-new product for Graniser, which has its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Manisa, in the industrial district of Izmir on the Aegean coast.

One of the winning features of this SACMI-supplied plant is that it lets Graniser produce not only new sizes but also tiles as thick as 20 mm, already-popular products for which market demand is rising. To complement the complete grinding system (MMC 092 mill and ATM 65 spray drier), SACMI has also supplied two new PH 6500 presses equipped with several different mould kits – for both upper and lower moulding - and two EVA 984 driers with special 20 mm thickness kits.

Note also that SACMI Digital has provided - to complement the two glazing systems supplied by Intesa - all-new DHD units featuring Dimatix heads. These belong to the latest generation of SACMI-Intesa digital printers, ever-more appreciated on the market for their efficiency, cleanliness and print quality. As for the firing department, SACMI has provided Graniser with a new 130-metre FMS 285, equipped with an XTR heat recovery system; the latter can augment temperatures in combustion zones by up to 300 °C. Lastly, Nuova Sima – the SACMI company that specialises in end-of-line solutions – supplied all the product handling solutions, which include laser-guided vehicles and two sorting lines.

High tile thickness, new sizes and digital decoration thus allow Graniser to lead the way on the porcelain tile market and intercept the burgeoning demand for high quality solutions and European technology while keeping pace with the most recent trends on the design front. Lastly, the far-reaching project for the renewal and modernisation of existing Graniser lines also continues: the two PH 3590 presses, recently installed to replace two competitor's machines, now bring the total number of SACMI presses operated by this Turkish customer to five.


Business News

Sacmi World Cup, a big win for Oulmès
A major, long-standing recipient of Sacmi-built beverage lines, this Moroccan company has made a special package to celebrate the country's participation in the World Cup in Russia  >>

Vietnam, Caesar triples its glazing line capacity with Sacmi-Gaiotto
Three new GA-OL robots and a GA2000 for the robotized glazing of various ceramic sanitaryware items.  >>

Villeroy & Boch, the number of Sacmi-Gaiotto robots rises to 11
The distinguished German manufacturer reinforces its long-standing partnership with the Sacmi Group company by installing two new GA 2000 glazing robots for large pieces  >>

Sacmi, 4.0 handling and glazing for Ceramica Flaminia
This complete, high-tech, highly automated plant will become fully operational at the end of June. Seven robots have been supplied to provide full production automation logic downstream from the dryer.  >>


This website uses "cookies". If you choose to continue using the website, you are authorising the use of cookies according to our cookie policy. For further information or to deny the use of some cookies, please click here.

accept cookie policy