The sandwich panels industry has undergone major developments in the 90s and continues to have a trend of significant growth, especially in developing countries.
Transporting very long packages (even longer than 16 metres) is definitely not economical, so it is much more advantageous to install production systems close to areas where these panels are used.
Moreover, the packs of panels are often stored outdoors: otherwise, given the size of the packages, enormous warehouses would be required for production by the end client since they can remain outdoors for a few days before being assembled.
Therefore, it is clear that the package must be protected well against severe weather conditions, especially in certain areas.
Since they are very long packages, it is also impossible to use wooden pallets for handling with a forklift or crane, and it thus becomes important to insert strips (usually polystyrene), which ensures entry with the forks under the package.
Given the above, for years there has been a transformation in the packaging system of packs of panels: insertion of polystyrene strips below the pack rather than wood, and wrapping with stretch film instead of strapping.
What advantages does this solution have?
How to carry out these operations automatically?
Area srl manufactures a type of machine such as the Ring 140 – 180 – 210 (depending on the dimensions of packs to package), which ensures:
Area srl is an international leader in this particular sector with over 200 machines sold in the last 10 years on the world market and has become a recognised guarantee of reliability by end clients as well as companies that build complete systems for this application and that normally install these machines.
To further confirm the above, and to emphasise the importance of this sector for Area srl, other machines have been developed as accessories to the packaging machines:
Both machines can be applied to the outfeed line of reel holder reels before profiling: