Search by year
Search by keyword
Search by sector
Search by category
Sacmi RSS Feed
Find out how to subscribe to Sacmi RSS feeds
Sama: completely automatic cup production

Sacmi’s German subsidiary comes up with a system that reduces labour costs significantly

Sama Maschinenbau GmbH, Sacmi’s German subsidiary, has come up with a technical solution that makes cup production systems completely automatic, thereby cutting production costs considerably. Compared to traditional, fully manual manufacturing, it is possible to eliminate some 10-12 manual tasks per passage and achieve output rates of 500 - 1000 cups per hour.
For an activity that has always been seen as inherently labour-intensive – and high-cost, with production often being transferred to countries where manpower is cheaper – it looks like the end of an era!
Sama offers two technological solutions: the first, an addition to the traditional cup moulding system, is a machine that produces only handles by pressure casting them in resin moulds. A patented system that uses neither slip nor glue then attaches the handles to the cup. In traditional plants, this procedure can account for up to 80% of total production costs: with this Sama solution, the savings are substantial.
The second solution, instead, allows the entire cup to be produced via a single pressure-casting process that employs an advanced 4-part mould. This system is especially suited to irregularly-shaped or non-round cups.


Technology News

Sacmi CHS360, setting the global standard for tall aluminium cap inspection
Another four solutions were recently supplied to wine closure companies in Australia and Chile, with outstanding new machine features ensuring total quality control of such caps  >>

The Sacmi ATM: 50 years old and going strong
Half a century of honourable service for the ATM35 installed at Marazzi.  >>

Sacmi, a global partner for sustainable packaging
With the new Sacmi Heroline, manufacturers can make lighter, higher-performing containers while lowering raw material costs, optimising consumption and enhancing logistical efficiency.  >>

GDA80, the Sacmi-Gaiotto gem leading the way in over 100 production plants worldwide
Since its market launch in 2013, feedback from the field has painted a clear picture: the investment pays for itself after just one year thanks to maintenance and spare parts savings of over 90%  >>


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