Automatic Packaging Machinery
       

Tissue

 

Complete turnkey lines for packaging tissue, highly specialized automated machines for tissue products and solutions to all requirements in this sector.

Our experience

Constructing machines for packaging tissue doesn’t solve the problem for the customer: the real solution is placing the machines into a line with a full understanding of the needs of this sector.  For this reason, Mac Due has undertaken efforts in the Tissue segment to develop solutions that go beyond packaging, including up-enders, dividers, adding units, special feeding systems according to product, stackers, etc.

Mac Due also places great attention on the handling of the product along the entire line with conveyor belts controlled by inverters. All storing and accumulating systems are programmed and managed by an electrical cabinet and are extremely important for optimising the production and output of each machine.

The first steps in this segment were made in Lucca, known as the Tissue capital.  Working from a list of the problems inherent to this sector, we gradually identified specific solutions; for instance, in the packaging of industrial single rolls we used the classic two-reel machines because the market demanded only wrapping suited for transport in polyethylene.  In 2000, things started to change: the single roll began to appear in supermarkets, requiring a more practical wrapping for transport as well as a primary wrapping to enhance the product’s impact on the shelf.

Mac Due immediately took on the challenge and came up with the Minisac 50, a machine that enabled the primary wrapping to be in polyethylene or polypropylene and sealed on all sides with a continuous lateral sealer.

This machine has had great success in Italy and in other countries and has developed mechanically to meet the demands for higher speeds. The latest model in fact has four brushless motors and mobile carriage for the cross sealer.

For wrapping bundles for transport, the technique went from packaging having side film clots, using the two-reel machines, to 100% sealing using Mac Due machines with the tie-shaped wrapping system.To increase the speed of these latter machines, the technique evolved from the system of introducing the pack by means of a pusher to the system of in-line motorized conveyors.

Mac Due has also constructed a range of highly flexible, extremely efficient case packers with feeding dedicated to each product handling up to 220 single rolls. With regard to the palletization of finished products, the common approach was to use anthropomorphic robots (with multiple grippers able to serve up to three lines) flanked by stretch wrapping stations.  However, the robots were constrained by a speed limit of 10-12 operations per minute. In order to increase speed Mac Due designed a new palletizer called PalWrap featuring Cartesian axes which prepared and gripped a whole layer of products and palletized it directly on the stretch wrapping station.  In a first for the sector, this solution also allowed single rolls to be automatically palletized (each layer is immediately wrapped, thereby preventing the single rolls from falling or disbanding).  Furthermore, Mac Due has implemented in the PalWrap system the top placing unit, cover placing unit and the double pallet in response to customer demands.  

Packaging is a sector where an inventive approach is essential. In this spirit, Mac Due has come up with new ideas that both focus on the demands of customers and the demands of the market, an example of which is the RS100 high speed machine, which creates a new type of patented wrapping dedicated to the single roll RS100.

Some our clients

SOFFAS s.p.a.
Porcari (Lucca)

CARTIERA LUCCHESE (LUCART) s.p.a.
Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca)

CARIND s.r.l.
Arpino (Frosinone)

Kimberly Clark l.t.d.
Ramle (Israel)

GEORGIA-PACIFIC group
Nokia (Finland)
Cuijk (Holland)

NUQUL group
Giza (Egitto)