Displaying items by tag: acelli
Sinaatec, a new major player in the Algerian nonwoven industry, relied on A.Celli E-WIND® and R-WAY® end-of-line solutions for its two new Reifenhauser Reicofil Meltblown and Composite Bico RF5 lines.
The two 3.20 m wide lines, installed in Sinaatec’s Algiers plant, aim to create new prospects for the medical and hygiene sectors in the North and Central African markets.
The A.Celli scope of supply for the RF5 Composite Bico line includes:
- E-WIND® AC ZERO master roll winder
- Fully automatic COMBI master roll handling system
- Two E-WIND® SUPER SONIC, both equipped with the SLITTOMATIC automatic knives positioning and the COREMATIC system for automatic shaft handling and core cutting
- A fully automatic R-WAY® SLITTOPACK packaging system
The line start up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2023.
The meltblown line, which includes an A.Celli E-WIND® STREAM IN-LINE slitting winder, is already operational since October 2022.
“It was a pleasure to share these pleasant moments with the A. Celli staff and our friends from Reicofil. This synergy can only be beneficial for our big project!” said Mr. Mohamed Lamine Boucelouche, Sinaatec CEO, after the recent visit to our headquarters to inspect the winding, slitting and packaging equipment before the delivery.
reifenhauser reicofil – COMPANY PROFILE
Reifenhauser Reicofil is a leading global manufacturer of complete meltblown, spunbond and composite lines for the hygiene, medicine and filtration industries. Reicofil is one of the business units of Reifenhauser Group, a 100% family-owned company founded in 1911.
SINAATEC – COMPANY PROFILE
Sinaatec (Société Industrielle Algérienne pour les Applications Techniques) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MADAR HOLDING Group. The company, established in 2017 and based in Algiers, is active in the manufacture of products derived from polymers and in the chemical, metal and glass industries.
The Chinese paper producer Henan Longyuan Paper chooses A.Celli’s rewinding technology for their latest project, thus joining the numerous roster of companies that relies on the E-WIND® product range.
This specific E-WIND® P100 paper rewinder will be used to process Jumbo rolls of 90-140 gsm testliner with a diameter of 3800 mm and a width of 6800 mm at a design speed of 2600 mpm.
The machine, whose delivery date is scheduled for November 2023, will also equip A.Celli’s patented Slittomatic® and the dust removal system.
Mr. Feng , President of Henan Longyuan Paper Co.,Ltd., says: “A.Celli stands out thanks to both the advanced technology implemented in their machines and the customer-centric quality service. We are very happy with this partnership and A.Celli’s contribution to our efforts to conquer the testliner business market”.
Henan Longyuan paper co., Ltd. – COMPANY PROFILE
Henan Longyuan Paper Co., Ltd., founded in 2000, is a private joint-stock enterprise mainly engaged in the production of test liner and corrugated base paper. As of today, the company’s total assets consist of RMB 3.3 billion, 8 paper production lines and 1300 employees, with a total paper production capacity of 280,000 tons per year and an annual growth rate of more than 30%.
Shanying Paper decided to rely once again on A.Celli solutions and know-how to equip five of their PM (71-75) in the Suzhou subsidiary with six E-WIND® P100H paper rewinders.
An order that represent a milestone, since it includes the widest paper rewinders ever built by A.Celli, designed to process jumbo rolls of fluting paper with a width of 8770 mm at a design speed of 2600 mpm.
Furthermore, the P100H paper rewinders will be enhanced by numerous optionals, also making them among the most technologically advanced machines ever manufactured by A.Celli. Among these optionals we can find the automatic end tail gluing system, parking stations for the master rolls and shuttles for their transfer, under-machine pulpers and the possibility to interface the machines with the customer’s MES system for data and parameters interchange.
The delivery of the paper rewinders will take place in 2024, from April to October.
SHANYING PAPER (SUZHOU) CO. LTD. – COMPANY PROFILE
Shanying Paper (Suzhou) is an established subsidiary of Shanying Paper, a company founded in 1957 and part of Shanying International Holding. The company has several productions that use domestic and foreign recycled fibers to manufacture packaging paper and newspaper, including high-strength fluting paper and white coated white top testliner.
The joint efforts of A.Celli and Anhui Linping’s teams resulted in a smooth start up of the headbox, suction rolls and rewinder delivered to the production plant in Xiao County, Anhui province.
In December 2022, A.Celli Paper and Anhui Linping Recycling Development Co., Ltd. have successfully started up the components supplied for the PM7 destined to the production of testliner and corrugated paper, recording performance perfectly in line with those agreed.
The PM7 in object, characterized by a wire width of 7300 mm and a design speed of 1000 mpm, included key components supplied by A.Celli/PMT, such as the ÆGO™STREAM S headbox with SMARPRO dilution water control system, two ÆGO™ suction press rolls and a E-WIND® P100 paper rewinder.
Mr. Yao, Chief Engineer of Anhui Linping Paper, said: “We are very pleased to see that the key parts provided by A.Celli are running smoothly. Thanks to the hydraulic headbox with dilution control, the formation and 2-Sigma values meet our requirements, while the suction press rolls and rewinder remain stable even at high speed".
ANHUI LINPING RECYCLING DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. – COMPANY PROFILE
Anhui Linping Recycling Development Co., Ltd., founded in 2002, is a Chinese packaging paper producer. With seven production lines and a production capacity of 1,200,000 tons, Anhui Linping Paper is one of the leading companies in the industry in the entire Anhui Province.
The Chinese company relies on A.Celli Paper’s technology for the sixth time by ordering a new rewinder for special papers.
The business partnership between A.Celli Paper and Qifeng Group, which began more than 10 years ago, will be strengthened even more thanks to the order placed in October for a new E-WIND® P100 paper rewinder, the sixth purchased over the years.
Qifeng Group, a leading company in the production and sales of decorative paper, will install the rewinder in its No 27 special paper production line located at the Guigang plant in the Guangxi Autonomous Region.
The A.Celli solution, equipped with spool parking, automatic core gluing and dust removal system, has been designed and manufactured to process jumbo rolls of decorative paper with a diameter of 2800 mm and a width of 3860 mm at a design speed of 2000 mpm.
“The collaboration between Qifeng Group and A.Celli began in 2009 with the supply of an AC842 rewinder. We are very honored to have received the support of this important partner for more than ten years. The establishment of a new production line in Guangxi is an important regional strategy of Qifeng Group and, thanks to it, we will achieve even higher achievements”, these are the words of Li Andong, General Manager of Qifeng group.
QIFENG GROUP – COMPANY PROFILE
Qifeng Group is a company founded in 1976 with 46 years of papermaking history and 22 years of experience in the production of special papers. Its main products are decorative base paper, wear-resistant paper and nonwoven wallpaper base paper. A special mention goes to the production of latex impregnated paper, for which Zibo Oumu is the leading producer in China. The company currently employs 1,500 people and was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in December 2010.
A.Celli will show the R-WAY® range of products dedicated to the automation of the intralogistics operations for any tissue and paper production plant, focusing on their benefits in terms of sustainability.
In occasion of MIAC 2022, the most important stage for the Italian technology dedicated to Tissue and paper production, A.Celli, in addition to the high-performance and low-consumption solutions dedicated to production, will take the opportunity to show the R-WAY® range dedicated to the intralogistics.
The R-WAY® product range includes automated warehouse systems, a full range of customizable AGVs developed to handle any reel or bale quickly and carefully and tailor-made automatic packaging lines.
Thanks to these solutions, A.Celli aims at taking care of your tissue, paper or nonwoven products from the end-of-line to the shipping, while enhancing plant productivity and operator safety.
Mr. Francesco Furzi, R-WAY® Sales Manager of A.Celli Group, will also take the stage on October 12th, during MIAC Tissue Conference, to illustrate the further advantages deriving from the implementation of these solutions: the vertical integration of the plant - from raw materials to dispatching - and the benefits in terms of sustainability.
MANJUSHREE SPNTEK – COMPANY PROFILE
Automatic warehouses: current state of the art
Automation 4.0 has arrived in warehouses, and it was definitely needed. Perhaps still considered as static places where goods simply remain parked, today warehouses have become and are increasingly becoming dynamic and smart environments, where there is a place for robotics (especially for AGVs - Automatic Guided Vehicles), computer science and sensors. It did not happen out of whim, because in the last few years a significant increase in complexity has affected the activities of warehouse and logistics.
Regardless of the type of goods sold, warehouses today contain many more products and much more data than in the past. In order to satisfy more and more demanding customers, who are informed and expect a greater customization, the offers have expanded and deepened.
Furthermore, with the introduction of traceability and monitoring systems, sensors and Internet of Things connectivity in many factories and supply chains, a veritable explosion of data has occurred. Data are indeed a resource but also a complicated material to manage. Moreover, in order to pursue the levels of service provided by Amazon and other e-commerce giants, even the most traditional companies find themselves under pressure, having to increasingly reduce delivery time.
Read more: Warehouse logistics: IoT sensors and new handling systems
How can we deal with such an important and probably irreversible change? Automation is a powerful tool for reducing complexity – and costs! – and is also a forward-looking investment that pays for itself quickly. There are two types of automation: "material", related to the storage and handling of goods; and "immaterial", made with management and control software solutions. It sounds complicated, but the tools to support the technological transformation of the warehouse are certainly not lacking.
Automated racking and AGVs, Automated Guided Vehicles, overturn the old model of a static warehouse and bring new efficiency in the storage, handling, picking, loading and unloading of goods (palletized, in boxes or in bulk). All these procedures are suitable for being automated, with excellent results.
A dynamic and automatic storage and handling system, for example, allows the entire height of the warehouse to be exploited (transforming it into a "vertical warehouse"): up to 90% more space can be saved, at the same square footage, compared to a traditional layout. And, in addition to space optimization, greater speed is obtained (no time is wasted searching for an article or lot), precision (zero human error) and safety (no difficult handling, loading and unloading operations are attempted).
We can define the automated warehouse as an automated plant for the storage of goods, consisting of four main elements:
- the shelving, which allows the vertical volumes to be exploited;
- the stacker crane, a frame that moves vertically and sometimes horizontally, sliding on a rail, with rope, belt or chain traction;
- the handling, i.e. the set of devices that extract and move load units (automatic conveyors, shuttles, rollers or chains and other elements);
- the electronic component, i.e. the electrical cabinet, a computer and a management and control software.
Both the handling of materials and products and the loading and unloading operations are suitable to be automated, leading to great savings in time and great gains in efficiency and precision.
The robot AGV has knocked on the door of the warehouse, and not as a passing guest, but as a new and welcome tenant. Automated Guided Vehicles - self-driving vehicles that perform handling tasks - represent a groundbreaking innovation for the world of intralogistics.
The innovation forms part of the wider one of Industry 4.0, which consists of connectivity and the Internet of Things, temperature, presence and movement sensors, RFID readers, and software that collects and analyses data to improve processes and perform predictive maintenance. These technologies are transforming production, but also other aspects of the supply chain.
There are various types of AGVs suitable for handling different quantities and types of goods, all of which share some abilities that translate into advantages.
Autonomy guaranteed by software and sensors
The ability to move independently (thanks to a range of technologies: electrical, optical, magnetic, GPS, etc.) makes the presence of a driver superfluous. Vehicles equipped with software can be programmed to perform precise operations, while cameras and sensors allow machines to perceive the surrounding environment.
The strength of machines
In intralogistics, as in many other fields (such as construction), the strength of machines far exceeds that of humans. The weight-bearing capacity of robot AGVs can vary greatly, but is in all cases superior to that of a team of people and often also to that of the classic forklift truck. The most powerful models can handle loads weighing several tons.
Lithium batteries, which can be charged quickly, increase the productivity of AGVs and reduce downtime. It can be said, then, that the level of performance of a machine does not improve or suffer according to physical condition, tiredness, hunger or commitment, but remains constant.
Safety for workers and goods
Intrinsically safe design, bumpers, brakes, and sensors that detect the presence of obstacles all help to reduce the risk of accidents (collisions with other vehicles or people, falling of goods, etc.).
Precision without distraction
Mechanical arms designed according to the goods to be handled (bales of raw material, pallets, paper rolls, etc.) and sensors allow for precise and repeatable movements, not subject to variability or human error.
The speed of a tireless robot
It is certainly easier for a vehicle to travel long distances, from one warehouse to another or between very large warehouse departments, or to shuttle between the picking area and the logistics delivery area. The performance of a robot AGV does not depend on subjective factors, on tiredness, or on the bulk of the shifted goods.
Benefits of a flexible fleet
If a company wishes to expand its production department or warehouse, it can increase the fleet of Automated Guided Vehicles in a gradual and flexible manner without risk of interference or the need to train new personnel.
Taken individually and of course as a whole, these features demonstrate why robot AGVs are a powerful tool in terms of productivity, efficiency and savings. A single self-driving vehicle can do the work of one or more people in less time. Programming makes it possible to precisely define routes and actions for the robot, but the advantages of AGVs are maximised in the case of use for repetitive processes in the warehouse and/or on a large scale.
The future of human-robot collaboration
Will we be saying goodbye to workers in the warehouse, then? Not exactly. Robots can improve and transform intralogistics processes, as well as cost and productivity models. But they don't have to be seen as earth-shattering. Their technology is scalable: you can start with one or two, and then increase the fleet when you best see fit.
Moreover, since AGVs are essentially "workers", it is them that have to adapt to existing workflows, and not the other way around. Rather than disappear, warehouse staff will be able to devote themselves to activities of greater added value: supervision, management, planning, maintenance and shipment control (thereby increasing the precision of operations and the correctness of deliveries).
Relieved of heavy work, the staff can dedicate more time and energy to tasks of responsibility. It is therefore true that there will be "less human intervention", but not from a purely numerical point of view: the more the warehouse is automated and managed by software, the more its processes interact without the need for a person to solve problems, perform maintenance, move objects or assign tasks to colleagues. Human intervention is reduced because the problems are reduced.
Industry 4.0 therefore allows robots and people to coexist by sharing tasks and responsibilities. But there is no doubt, in any case, that a 4.0 warehouse requires fewer new staff, since if the load increases it is possible to assign more hours of work to an AGV or add to the fleet.
There is a faster return on investment in machines due to cutting of personnel costs, not to mention better productivity and efficiency. In short, AGVs must not be seen as something of which to be afraid: they can be used in warehouses without causing confusion or threatening the existing dynamics, and indeed with the promise of numerous benefits.
In this article we focused on one aspect - reduced human intervention - but we will also talk about the other advantages in our eBook "Forklifts VS AGV systems: what is best for the warehouse?". Download it now for free!
The production line, developed with Reicofil R5 technology, is equipped with our solutions like:
- E-WIND® WAVE Master Roll winders
- E-WIND® SUPER SONIC slitter rewinders with COREMATIC EVO technology
All this enhanced by our R-WAY® solution for automatic roll handling and packaging equipped with our Label Verification System, an upgrade for packaging systems with the objective to verify, by reading the labels applied to the reels and bundles, the consistency between the processes carried out by the packaging line and the actual end result of the process in terms of correct composition of each bundle.
Having PFNonwovens as a partner makes us more and more proud of our technology dedicated to the nonwovens sector.
“We are the first to invest in the latest R5 machinery in the US. This investment, in combination with our unique proprietary technology, allows us to produce consumer-preferred ultra-high loft, soft and textured nonwoven fabrics. This solidifies PFN’s position as a global leader in the production of innovative spunmelt nonwoven fabrics.” said Shane Vincent, PFN Chief Commercial Officer.
PFNONWOVENS – COMPANY PROFILE
PFNonwovens is a leading global producer of customized nonwoven fabrics for innovative products across multiple key markets (Baby Care, Medical, Adult Incontinence and Fem Care). The company is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and operates five production plants worldwide: two in the Czech Republic, and one each in the United States, Egypt, and South Africa.