SMI Bottling Lines and Packaging Machines
SMI designs and manufactures bottling lines and automatic packers for a wide range of products, including food, beverage, household cleaning, personal hygiene, chemical and pharmaceutical.
With the ability to meet production requirements up to 36,800 bottles per hour, the flexibility and compactness of SMI solutions makes them suitable for a broad target group, ranging from medium-sized bottling companies to multinational corporations.
Industry 4.0-compliant bottling and packaging solutions
All SMI solutions are characterised by a high technological content that allows customers to increase plant efficiency and improve productivity levels.
In addition, all machines are equipped with smart digital devices that permit the user to monitor in real time the machine parameters, analyse and change production flows, optimise the use of resources, run self-diagnostic tests for troubleshooting in cases of faults or anomalies, and receive warnings if maintenance or repairs are needed.
Customised solutions for the bottling and packaging sector
Customer requirements represent the starting point of every SMI project. After analysing them, a feasibility study is carried out and a proposal is made to the customer.
This approach allows SMI to design and manufacture customised solutions that are able to fully meet the customers’ requirements and that combine the company’s 30-year experience in the bottling and packaging industry with its cutting-edge solutions in this field, in compliance with Internet of Things (IoT) principles.
Rotary blow moulding machines
SMI stretch-blow moulders are suitable for PET containers up to 10l and have a production capacity of up to 36,800 bottles per hour.
They are available in a stand-alone and ECOBLOC® version, which is combined with an electronic filler and a rotary capper in a single module and can work with the following products: still and carbonated water, fresh milk, juices, edible oil, vinegar, CSD, and detergents.
Advantages of the machines include:
• Ultra-compact frame, allowing for installation even in small plants
• Easy and quick format changeover
• Efficiency, guaranteed by the use of high-efficiency IR lamps for the preform heating and a double-stage air recovery system
• Easy and safe cleaning and maintenance operations due to slightly rounded safety doors
Flexible secondary packaging machines
SMI packers, suitable for production speeds up to 450 packs per minute, include:
• Film shrink wrappers
• Stretch film packers
• Tray packers
• Wrap-around case packers
• Pick and place case packers
• Cardboard multipack sleevers
• Combined packers
All machines feature a compact modular design, meaning that, since mechanical and electronic components are interchangeable, machine downtime is reduced and the use of spare parts in stock can be optimised.
Due to the slightly rounded safety doors that all packers are equipped with, maintenance operations are made easier and safer.
Another key feature of SMI packers is the high degree of customisation that can be achieved for the final pack using additional devices. This additional equipment, together with the flexibility of the packers, enables the machine to meet a wide range of current and future customer needs.
Smart automatic palletizing systems
Suitable for production speeds up to 140 packs per minute, SMI palletizers are an ideal solution for optimising end-of-line operations in several sectors, including food, beverage, detergents, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Composed of a single column system on two Cartesian axes, all SMI palletizers can easily adapt to every customer need, since different modules can be combined in a customised way, allowing production processes to be personalised.
Palletizer management is easy and intuitive, and the operator workload is considerably reduced. Efficiency and easy control are also combined with energy saving, as all palletizers supplied by SMI are equipped with ICOS motors that reduce their environmental impact and energy costs.
SMI after-sales services
The efficiency of SMI machines is combined with quick and easy after-sales services, both online and on-site. Through this, SMI provides its customers around the world with the best possible support.
Online services, including communication by chat, phone and support request form, have recently been renewed with the introduction of AR smart glasses, which allow the SMI help desk to give customers audio-visual assistance to solve problems more easily and quickly.
On-site support is quickly provided worldwide due to the positioning of several branches that permit SMI to be closer to its customers and further strengthen its global presence.
The SMI team will be glad to answer any question you may have. Please fill out the enquiry form to get in touch.
Products and Services
Blowing, filling, capping, conveying, packaging and palletizing: all these functions can be integrated into a single, compact solution supplied by SMI and suitable for production capacities up to 36,800 bottles per hour.
Stretch-Blow Moulding, Filling and Capping Systems: ECOBLOC® ERGON
ECOBLOC® ERGON solutions combine the function performed by a rotary stretch-blow moulder, a rotary electronic filler and a rotary capper into a single module.
Stretch-Blow Moulders: EBS E, K, HC ERGON
SMI stretch-blow moulders, suitable for production requirements up to 36,800 bottles per hour, are the best solution for producing PET bottles of different capacities and shapes.
Stretch Film Packers: SFP ERGON
SFP ERGON range from stretch film packers supplied by SMI is suitable for packing loose containers and already made packs in stretch film, with a production speed up to 30 packs per minute.
Film Shrink Wrappers: AFW, LSK, LSK SF, CSK, ASW, SK ERGON
Film shrink wrappers supplied by SMI are suitable for packing loose plastic, metal, cardboard or glass containers and already made packs.
Tray Packers: TF ERGON
Tray packers from TF ERGON series are suitable for packing plastic, metal and glass containers in cardboard trays without film and can reach production speeds up to 80 packs per minute.
Cardboard Multipack Sleevers: MP ERGON
Cardboard multipack sleevers from MP ERGON series are suitable for packing plastic, metal, cardboard and glass containers in overwrapping cardboard sleeves, with an output up to 300 packs per minute.
Pick & Place Case Packers: ACP ERGON
Pick & place case packers from ACP series are suitable for packing a wide range of products, such as glass, metal, plastic, cardboard containers, briks and rigid bags in American cases (RSC) with a production speed up to 20 packs per minute.
Wrap-Around Case Packers: LWP, CWP, WP ERGON
Wrap-around case packers are suitable for packing plastic, metal, cardboard and glass containers in corrugated cardboard cases and/or trays without film.
Palletizers: APS 1540,1570, 3070 L, 3105 L, 3140 L ERGON
SMI palletizing systems, made of a single column system on two Cartesian axes, are aimed at optimising the end-of-line operations of several sectors and characterised by production speeds up to 140 packs per minute.
SMI Solutions in Compliance with Industry 4.0 Concepts
SMI complete lines are equipped with IoT technology and smart control devices, that allow to collect and exchange data, monitor and modify operating parameters, run self-diagnostic tests and do troubleshooting.
AR Smart Glasses for Quick and Effective Customer Assistance
AR smart glasses are the latest tool introduced by SMI in order to make after-sales assistance easier, quicker and more efficient.
ACP Pick & Place Case Packers: When Flexibility Meets Compactness and Reliability
The latest investments in R&D made by SMI have led to the development of a new range of case packers suitable for packaging in RSC boxes: ACP packers.
Automatic Palletizing Systems
SMI palletizing systems set a new standard in the scenario of robotised palletizers equipped with two Cartesian axes.
For the new ERGON range of secondary packaging machines SMI has introduced innovative concepts in terms of ergonomics and modularity, which have allowed to further increase the packers' flexibility and considerably facilitate their management
and maintenance operations.