The Linea Evo and Basic 2023 packaging lines by Tecnopails have been introduced for the first time during the European Coatings Show 2023.
During the latest edition of the European Coatings Show, the trade fair dedicated to the global paints and coatings industry, Tecnopails has showcased its two new packaging systems: the Linea Evo and the Basic 2023. The dedicated filling division of IM GROUP (formerly Inkmaker Group) has allowed the participants of the event to experience the new systems for the first time.
Linea Evo is a seven-metre-long automatic packaging line encased in an aluminium frame that boasts a feed-advancement system equipped with brushless motor, enabling to optimise speeds and to automatically change formats. Moreover, to further enhance productivity, the company has also developed the DMM (Dual Mode Motion), allowing the machine to process large formats in a single track and small formats in a double track at the same cycle per minute, thus doubling productivity
“The Linea Evo is designed with a COP (clean out place) washing system which allow it to perform cleaning functions both at the end of production, for an in-depth machine wash, and during production – without needing to halt the machine – for a work-surface flush. An automatic CIP (clean in place) system also comes standard for the entire product circuit with the option to add dispersers and mills produced by IEC+, IM GROUP’s mixing and grinding division, to fully complete the line,” has explained Antonio Riggio, the CEO of IEC+.
Roof and the drip trays are used to complete the perimeter casings, in order to guarantee the quality of the packaged products and maintain a controlled environment within the machine. Additionally, a new user-friendly GUI (graphical user interface) provides easy accessibility to the machine for inexperienced operators. For non-ATEX versions, the electrical cabinet of Linea Evo is integrated within the machine for quick start-up.
“The Linea Evo is designed to integrate with numerous functional groups, such as tinting units to carry out in-can tinting or printers and encoders for product tracking, maintaining its distinct qualities of flexibility and configurability, this completely new line was designed specifically in response to market trends and sector demands with the aim of positioning it as a benchmark in the industry,” has added Gianluca Incerti, the Global Director of Sales of IM GROUP.
Basic 2023 is instead a customisable manual-packaging machine with a standard chassis, capable of transforming into a variety of filling and closing configurations typically requested by the packaging sector. It is equipped with 13 functional groups that permit it to convert into hundreds of variants. Separate plug-ins can be purchased separately when required.
Developed with ergonomics and ease of use as the central focus, Basic 2023 is equipped with wheels and handle, offering users the flexibility of being easily transportable to where most needed. In addition, it offers a low machine level for working with heavy formats, a balancer for placing heavy formats effortlessly on pallets, roller shelves to effortlessly move buckets from one position to another with the option to add the semi-automatic group-moving unit for machine-aided assistance, a raised feet to permit the elevation of a work surface to process small formats on the same machine and a rotatable roller surface for perfectly smooth sliding surfaces.
“The Basic 2023 is the synthesis of all manual fillers and packers developed in Tecopails’ long history. Large or small formats, wide or narrow mouth containers, traditional or bottom filling: all are possible by configuring the new Basic 2023 through the optional plug-ins designed especially for this series,” has concluded Riggio.