Laem System, a leading Italian manufacturer of slitter rewinders and converting machinery, has been in operation for over 40 years. Characterised by dynamism and a strong commitment to innovation, the company is constantly looking for solutions that will allow it to achieve improvements in terms of both growth and customer satisfaction. Indeed, each slitter, rewinder and all of its other machines are designed to meet the highest functionality, reliability and quality standards.
Well positioned in the European market, Laem System is also present in North America, Australia and South Africa, and is looking to strengthen its presence in these markets. To reach this goal and to respond to the specific needs of North American customers, Laem System approached Rockwell Automation to help create a slitter rewinder machine that, considering the size, type of treated materials and process of double folding, had never been attempted in the company's history.
The main objective was to operate a system of double folding with varied materials, the size and type of which represent a challenge in themselves. At the same time, another objective was to speed up the production process by way of the rapid automatic replacement of the reels at the end of the working phase; without interrupting the cycle of the machine.
Commissioned by a company in the food packaging industry, the machine had to comply with regulations and the highest standards of reliability, accuracy and safety. The system of double folding, the automatic replacement of windings, the use of materials such as the spread, a special type of food plastic wrap, are some of the elements that distinguish this machine and make it a standard for the company.
For this project, Laem System chose to combine its technical knowledge with the integrated design capabilities of Rockwell Automation.