SACMI Imola S.C.

Via Selice Prov.le, 17/A, 40026 Imola (BO)
Telephone +39 0542 607111
Fax +39 0542 642354

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interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 4): stand G20

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.07  Complete packaging lines
  • 01.07.01  Primary packaging
  • 03  Machines and equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.02  Single machines/equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.02.48  Moulding equipment

Our products

Product category: Primary packaging, Moulding equipment


The Form-Fill-Seal technology – starting from two reels of material, one of thermoformable plastic film for the container, and one of lid film sealable on the plastic web, - allows producing finished packages that are formed, filled with product and sealed in a unique process.
Different cutting configurations are applicable according to marketing requirements.
Compared to the fill and seal technology such process entails responsibility for the complete production cycle, and makes it possible to reduce packaging storage costs and at the same time ensure more reliable hygienic conditions.

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Product category: Primary packaging, Moulding equipment

Complete Bottling Plants and Beverage Equipment

We offer a complete line for bottling

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Product category: Primary packaging, Moulding equipment

PET Preform Injection systems


High line flexibility through quick format changeover, ergonomic engineering solutions, high machine performances, energy saving and compact footprint : the new IPS Injection Preform System, a 48-cavity model with a clamping force of 220 tons achieves all these goals.

• Performance: cycle times and reduced consumption
• Ergonomics and user-friendliness: innovative user interface and integrated control of the entire plant
• Flexibility: fast mould and pick-up unit changeover.

Greatly reduced cycle times have been achieved thanks to optimised hydraulics, the use of digital servo-valves fitted close to the actuators and optimised machine design to make the opening and clamping stages even more efficient.
The toggle joint system and mobile platen making up the mould clamping unit are hydraulically controlled and were designed using FEM structural analysis to optimise mechanical inertia while guaranteeing excellent mechanical strength. This ensures extremely fast lock-to-lock times and so reduces the preform cycle time.
The injection unit consists of a motor-driven plasticizing screw and shooting pot controlled by a servo-valve, thus combining high performance with energy savings.
Other interesting new features of this PET system include the preform extraction robot, fully integrated on the machine. Furthermore, a three-station pick-up unit collects the preforms and allows post-cooling prior to unloading; this ensures higher preform quality and prevents any damage that might stem from handling preforms before they have cooled completely. Another key feature is the linear motor that moves the pick-up unit; in addition to outstanding performance, it allows braking energy to be recovered during the deceleration stage, thus providing assured power savings, high precision, speed and unparalleled movement repeatability.
The preform extraction solution is based on a system controlled by two hydraulic cylinders, each able to optimise ejection force and so ensure considerable energy savings.

Ergonomics and user-friendliness
An extremely innovative, simplified user interface makes utilisation easy, minimising the time needed to train machine supervisors. All the operator needs to do, in fact, is enter the relative preform geometry data: dedicated software then determines the main process parameters which can, nevertheless, be adjusted depending on the specific item being manufactured.
All the elements making up the system - machine, robot, mould, PET drier, mould-drier, booster pumps etc. - are integrated into the system and managed from the control panel.
Equally cutting-edge is the cooling system; the pumps are installed directly at the rear of the machine and its control software ensures homogeneous water temperature throughout every stage of the process.

This is where the new IPS PET preforms machine proves to be truly outstanding. The mould zone has been designed to make size changeovers ultra-fast; a special system ensures correct positioning of the pet mould, which automatically “hooks up” to the platens, connecting the air and water supplies needed for its correct operation.
A similar device has also been designed for the robot pick-up unit.
The machine can also be supplied in a configuration that allows competitors’ pet moulds to be fitted; however, in this case the rapid mould “hook up” system cannot be used and the advantages of fast size changeovers are lost.

Technical data:

Max clamping force = 2,200 kN
Space between tie-bars = 720 x 718 mm
Screw diameter of the extruder = 100 or 85 mm  (depending on mould cavities)
L/D screw ratio = 25
Max. PET plasticizing capacity = 625 kg/h
Shooting pot diameter = 95 mm
Max. shot weight = 2,880 g
Max. mould cavities number (30 mm as NF)= 48
Max. mould cavities = 72
Max. preform weight & length = 60 g / 160 mm

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About us

Company details

SACMI is a multinational group manufacturing machines and complete plants for the Ceramics, Packaging (Beverage and Closures&Containers), Food and Automation industries - markets in which it is a recognized worldwide leader. The strengths of both sides of the business lie in the application of innovative technology, the well-established position the group holds on international markets and its commitment to research in order to ensure consistent top quality and service to the client.

The Sacmi Group has over 80 companies in 28 countries, production plants, distribution firms and service ones controlled by the parent company in Imola. A far-reaching presence that explains why over 89% of Group sales come from exports. The Sacmi Group provides efficient assistance and services all over the world thanks to a companies Global Network which offers fast, efficient, direct service on every continent.

Maximised investment in research,unwavering promotion of technological innovation, conscientious attention to product and service quality, effective responses to the real needs of world markets, extreme flexibility in taking advantage of technological synergies and carrying out operative integration in widely differing industries: these,in short, are the winning strategies that have allowed the Sacmi Group to become a major international plant engineer in key sectors of the economy.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Consumer goods (non-food)