Comexi marks first remote installation during COVID-19 pandemic

The installation took place at the Plásticos Correa plant in Medellín, Colombia and included the assembly of a Comexi SL3 solvent-less laminator.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Comexi has remotely installed multiple machines in response to the increased production of its customers. Most recently, the company completed the first remote installation of a Comexi SL3 solvent-less laminator, sold by López, a Comexi agent, at the Plásticos Correa plant in Medellín, Colombia.

Throughout the assembly of this new laminator, the distance between the headquarters of Plásticos Correa and the facilities of Comexi in Riudellots de la Selva, Girona was not an obstacle. Mostly, this is a result of the collaboration between the various parties involved, particularly those responsible for sales and projects, which includes the local technical manager, Nelson Gamboa and, above all, the client.

Ricardo Posada, plant manager of Plásticos Correa, explained that the company’s decision to acquire the Comexi SL3 laminator was “to produce a variety of laminated containers, principally for the food industry, as well as for the production of a 100% polyolefin pouch, which can be recycled with traditional machines.”

Access facilitation and the management of machines have always been a priority for Comexi – the objective is to make the lives of operators and its customers less complex. In regard to laminators, this is possible due to a user-friendly interface and an intuitive recipe system for storing production.

Over the past years, this has been helpful in optimising customer production, although recently, during COVID-19, it has been key to remote commissioning, said Comexi. In many of these instances, the client must perform part of the initial tasks of the machine without having previously used it. Contrary to expectations, and to the easy use of laminators, the result of this is not traumatic, the company added.

During this trying time, Plásticos Correa has decided to increase its installed base by way of a Comexi SL3 laminator, allowing the company to perform a wide variety of jobs with a compact laminator. The Colobian company is dedicated to the development of flexible packaging, primarily for the pharmaceutical and food sectors.

The Comexi SL3 is a flexible packaging laminator designed for converters starting out or already performing a large amount of work which need not require high voltage. Efficient and compact, it is equipped with an intuitive user interface, simplifying the use for operators.