At Plast 2018, Moretto renews its strong commitment to the market by presenting messages and new solutions focused on the specific requests of an increasingly demanding clientele.
Products with high technological value, intelligent and sustainable machines, prepared for a 4.0 process management, have found great success among the operators of the injection molding, extrusion and PET processing, met at Plast 2018.
After almost 40 years of “Plastics Automation”, Moretto presented, at Plast 2018, a new pay off “Empowering Plastics”. A strong concept, that is at the base of every Moretto product, guides the company from the research and planning up to the production and the placing on the market.
EMPOWERING PLASTICS means giving more power to plastics, by helping the supply chain from the beginning and by offering competitive solutions with high technological value for mould and environmental problems. The intent is to sublimate the plastic such as "raw material" which is essential and irreplaceable in the lives of each of us.
The need to create a new pay-off derives from the Italian company's mission: produce the best solutions in plastic automation industry to achieve excellence in final products and customer processes. For Moretto, Empowering Plastics means, in fact, "technology and excellence at the service of industry". The new pay off represents precisely this "proactive" attitude, typical of the Moretto Group, which has always been oriented towards overcoming its know-how.
The goal is to always “infuse more power to plastics” but also to bioplastics, with the aim of creating finished products with even more extreme mechanical, functional and aesthetic characteristics.
For many years, Moretto has created its own space in the market with a strong and well-defined identity. Pioneer of innovations, Moretto exports smart and innovative solutions all over the world that generate added value to those materials, especially the technical ones, which are indispensable today to improve the life of every individual.
#The new Moretto products presented at Plast 2018
Moretto presented at Plast 2018, and for the first time in the Italian market, the revolutionary and unique “drying on demand system” Moisture Meter Manager. This innovation has attracted great interest from visitors, especially from processors of medical, pet and automotive sectors, who have already perceived the advantages in terms of quality of the finished product, energy efficiency and reduction of waste.
Moisture Meter, in the versions Box, Guard and Manager, responds to customer needs to obtain an absolutely precise and indispensable data in their own dehumidification process: the residual moisture of the plastic granule, measured in ppm, with a deviation of ± 3 ppm, which is practically irrelevant.
In a dehumidification process, this is the only data that allows the customer to have the certainty of transforming a perfect polymer and creating products with superior technical, aesthetic and functional characteristics, as well as reducing considerably production wastes and energy consumption.
In the exclusive Manager version, Moisture Meter allows an automatic and efficient management of the dehumidification process: the customer only uses the energy required for each phase of the process. With Moisture Meter Manager, we are focusing about data and real savings in 4.0 industry.
With regards to energy efficiency, Moretto presented at Plast the new cooling concept X COOLER. X Cooler inherits the X MAX spirit of EUREKA as it develops into a concept of great efficiency, modularity and easy expansion over time.
X COOLER is a modular cooling system, equipped with screw compressors with variable flow, high efficiency evaporators, centrifugal ducted fans and electronic expansion valves that, even in this case, guarantee high performance and optimize the consumption of a compartment of high energy consuming departments. X Cooler is a cooling system suitable for heavy-duty applications.
Regarding temperature management, Moretto presented TE-KO Chiller, the integrated cooling and temperature control system that meets the compactness requirements of the plastics processing departments by definitively reducing the spaces these machines traditionally took up.
One machine for two functions that makes the difference in the consistency of the finished product is quality, in the drastic reduction of waste and in the energy efficiency of the department.
A versatile solution for the double zone thermoregulation of the molds, with adjustable set point between + 10 °C and + 95 ° C and integrated chiller for the production of cooling water. Absolute precision in the temperatures, pressures and water flow management is guaranteed by solid-state relays and control systems with microprocessors dedicated to control and perfect integration of processes. TE-KO Chiller is equipped, as standard, with the integrated Free Cooler function, which allows the optimization of consumption according to the environmental conditions, in which the transformation process takes place.
Continuing with the news, DPK is the newcomer of the already large family of Moretto’s dosers. A compact loss-in-weight additive dosing unit, suitable for intermittent or continuous dosing of small quantities of color or additives into a flow base material. This new dosing unit solves the problem of overdosing with an extremely precise control. Thanks to the exclusive vibration immunity system, the machine control algorithm and the hopper removeable from the dosing unit, DPK achieves a dosing accuracy up to 0.3%, allowing processors to avoid unnecessary wastes of expensive additives.
DPK is strongly characterized by his hopper, made of transparent acrylic material that allows the operator to see the state of the machine at any time and at long distances. Furthermore, its integrated feeding system autonomously manages the loading of the material, according to the needs of the processing machine.
With regard to PET and in particular to the beverage sector, Moretto presented the DS series mould dryer, designed to preserve the moulds from water condensation so as to guarantee the best quality of the product along with a longevity of the same mould. DS is characterized by a compact structure and works with a high performance rotor that inherits the zeolite technology and expresses all benefits in terms of process and energy performance.
The recycling of plastic is an important and very topical subject. Even in this area, Moretto continues to develop customized solutions for the recycling of PET. At Plast, Moretto presented a new series of MPK crystallizers. They are absolutely necessary machines in this sector where R-PET and direct regrind, which is the scale coming from bottle granulation, are materials that need dedicated processes and system specifications.
#Mowis 3, new 4.0 solutions
The company proceeds on a precise business strategy aimed at the future and continuous investment in technology, automation, research and skilled staff, with a view of the 4.0 criteria.
A 4.0 approach is mainly required by sectors such as automotive, medical and packaging, which require major technological standards and where Moretto records his best performance.
At Plast 2018, Moretto presented a preview of MOWIS 3, the brand’s new integrated supervision and management 4.0 system. Inside Moretto’s booth a real "control space" was recreated. With the support of a technical staff visitors were instructed about the functionalities and extreme customization of this new system of supervision and integrated management.
The Green Factor, which has always accompanied Moretto activities, evolves today into a new project called BE TOMORROW. Be Tomorrow is a renewed commitment of all of us who undertake more and more activities that involve the company and the whole supply chain towards eco-responsible attitudes and processes, towards research and continuous real innovation aimed at reducing electricity consumption, recycling and bio-plastics. A long-term project oriented to safeguard the world of tomorrow, that of our children.