The Automated Comexi S1 DT Allows Morancé Soudure France to Reduce the Risk Associated with Covid-19

25 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of automation as one of the factors allowing companies to simultaneously guarantee the health of their workers and customers. Due to automation, there is more distance between operators and less contact with packaging material, whenever possible.

Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, has been working towards automation for an extended period of time in all their product line, especially that of the Comexi S1 DT, very likely the most automated turret slitter available in the market. Morancé Soudure France is one of the few companies that has decided to take the step forward and choose automation to reduce the risk associated with Coronavirus. The company has recently decided to acquire the state of the art Comexi S1 DT slitter to increase its productivity and reduce downtimes. "We have invested in Comexi because its innovation and technological mastery clearly differentiate it from other manufacturers," explains Olivier Fedel, CEO of Morancé Soudure France.

The French company was in search of a machine that was "reliable, efficient and flexible, and for this reason our choice was a Comexi S1 DT, allowing us to significantly increase our production capacity and the processing quality of the films we print and laminate." Furthermore, the automation of the S1 DT slitter provides “health guarantees on time when the risks associated with Covid-19 are shaking the world. More automation means less manipulation and, therefore, more security for our employees, our customers, and the final consumers,” says Olivier Fedel. Morancé Soudure France is specializes in the production of plastic oxo-biodegradable packaging. The company, founded in 1975 making garbage bags in a garage, was created by Jean Pierre Barbier, president of Morancé Soudure France. For more than 30 years, it has primarily exported products to North and West Africa. Presently, the company has over 80 employees at its production plant located in Villefranche sur Saône (Rhône).

The Comexi S1 DT is a slitter which provides excellent results in both quality and productivity, even in regard to the most demanding projects, due to its regulated control elements and high degree of automation. Cores, knifes and nearly every adjustment part of the machine are selfcalibrating, as a result of an extremely interactive and easy-going user interface. This unique automation of the Comexi S1 DT gives the operator the ability to load the reel into the machine and, if the configuration is appropriate, to deliver finished reels, which are palletized and singularly wrapped in a bag, without intervention by the operator. The turret of the Comexi S1 DT can perform jobs with a large output reel number and work with the thickest structures used in the flexible packaging market, including aluminium, wax or other hard materials. This machine has the NIP tension gap system with which different rewinding and unwinding tensions can be used. Moreover, the Comexi S1 DT allows for a high degree of customization, as well as many automated options, such as splicing tables, automatic reel unloading, video inspection camera or the robotized labelling of finished reels.

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