For Sacmi, Tecnargilla is two things. The most prestigious showcase for a preview presentation of its latest technological gems. And a not-to-be-missed appointment to show visitors and potential customers that Sacmi is the ideal production partner, a provider of technologies that are leading the way worldwide.
All the Group’s business units will be out in force, starting with the Tiles Division, which will be presenting the top end of its press production range, the “Imola” series, which went into production in 2006 and has steadily won acclaim from customers all over the world. In addition to the presses, Sacmi Ceramics & Tiles will also be exhibiting its top-of-the-range vertical drier models. Moving on from the tried and tested models to the newcomers, Sacmi will also offer a preview presentation of a new machine for digital decoration, a fast-growing field that the world of ceramics is only just beginning to get to grips with. There have also been developments on the quality control and automation fronts, as the GLOBAL XL sorting line (together with an EXCEL gantry palletizer) will clearly demonstrate. Also on show will be the “record-breaking kiln”, a single-layer roller machine with a channel width that allows for easy management of increasingly popular large tiles.
It goes without saying that Sacmi Whiteware will be playing a key part in proceedings. In 2007 this Group division underwent rapid expansion on both the sanitaryware and heavy clay production plant fronts. Mills, casting machines, fully integrated glazing units, revolutionary conveying and firing systems: with these machines, exhibited at the fair to provide realistic practical demonstrations, Sacmi Whiteware aims to gain the trust of new customers and strengthen the existing partnerships that are such a vital resource for Group.
Many say that it’s experience that makes the difference: so it’s hardly surprising that Sacmi Molds & Dies will be attending Tecnargilla as the world’s leading ceramic forming company. That experience stems from forty years of work in Italy’s most important ceramic-making district and, for this edition of Tecnargilla, will be taking the form of innovative universal press bases that offer the customer considerable advantages in terms of output flexibility and therefore economy. Experience is also the distinguishing feature of Keratech, a Sacmi Group company based in Romans d’Isonzo (Gorizia) that specialises in the design of ceramic rollers. The reason for the Tecnargilla “mission” is the presentation of new-concept rollers able to handle large sizes without running into a whole series of defects that were, until now, seemingly irresolvable.
Finally, Sacmi will be taking advantage of Tecnargilla to present the latest products to be developed by the Special Pressings business unit. Following an extremely positive 2007 and a 2008 that promises to be even better, Sacmi will display the all-new PHR 1008, a hydraulic machine suitable for high thickness refractories/ceramics and complex geometries. Developed in 2006 to build on already-achieved outstanding technical results, the Special Pressings business unit aims for excellence in forming processes that are attainable through hydraulic pressing. Finally Kemac will be presenting a cutting line able to split large slabs to perfection, plus an automated screen printing machine that allows for the perfect application of glazes, powders or grains on tiles as large as 1300 mm.