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HygienicDigitalGlazing: SACMI Answer to the New Challenges of the Sanitaryware Sector

The sanitisation of surfaces is an ever-more pressing necessity of the sanitaryware market and has become a standard requirement in the manufacture and sale of quality products. With the digitalization of hygienic glaze application SACMI offers a new service to its customers all over the world. The sanitising glaze consists of a special layer of just a few tenths of a millimetre applied to the glazed piece before firing. Ensuring application uniformity to the piece and operations repeatability are the essential conditions for obtaining a truly effective “protective covering”.

With the launch of its latest kit for the robotized application of anti-bacterial products on the glazed piece, SACMI eliminates all manual operations from the application process guaranteeing uniformity and repeatability, as well as raw material consumption optimisation. SACMI developed and sold worldwide various solutions specially designed for the auto­mation of anti-bacterial glaze application; operations which are difficult to control manually due to the extremely thin layers required. With the new development proposed, on the other hand, the application of the sanitising glaze is handled through a different independent “channel” of SACMi’s tried-and-tested “mass control” system for the control of flow rate and quantity of glaze delivered during the robotized glazing process. In addition to ensuring even application of the product, the new system offers the possibility for off-line programming of the robot spraying parameters and paths. The kit can simply be installed on the standard SACMI-Gaiotto robot, the new system can respond to different market needs in real time.
Advanced 3D-simulations of the solution – developed in recent weeks by the SACMI Sanitaryware R&D Laboratory – represent a further guarantee for the customer who can evaluate all the advantages of installing the new kit on its production lines in detail and in advance.

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