Strong S.A. invests in a Comexi S1 DT to automate its processes

The new slitter will be installed in the company’s facility located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Strong S.A., a company that specialises in the production of flexible packaging, have reached an agreement for the latter to acquire a high productive Comexi S1 DT. The new slitter, which will be installed at the Montevideo facility, will allow Strong S.A. to automate more processes in the immediate future.

“For us, it is very important that a company like Strong S.A. has decided to invest in a high productive machine as the Comexi S1 DT. This operation shows that this type of slitter has its place in the Latin American market,” explained José Luis Soriano, area manager for Comexi in the region.

Strong S.A. is a Uruguayan family business which belongs to the Macció Group. The company, based in Montevideo, has over 40 years of experience in the production of all types of flexible packaging. In its 15,000 square metre facility. Strong S.A. has state-of-the-art machinery, including the Comexi S1 DT.

“As a result of its high productivity, we acquired this slitter – a machine that will offer the possibility of automating more processes,” said Gustavo Caraballo, from Strong S.A.

The Comexi S1 DT is a slitter which provides excellent results in both quality and productivity, even in regard to the most demanding jobs, due to its state-of-the-art control elements and high degree of automation. Cores, knives, laser heads, photocells, and almost every adjusting element of the machine are self-calibrating, as a result of an extremely interactive and easy-going user interface. This unique automation of the Comexi S1 DT gives the operator, without the need to intervene, the possibility to load the reel into the machine and deliver finished reels.

The turreted version of the Comexi S1 DT is capable of performing jobs which require a large number of output reels. It is also able to work with the thickest materials used in the flexible packaging market, including aluminium, wax, and other special or complex materials. The Comexi S1 DT allows for a high degree of customisation, as well as many automated options, such as splicing tables, automatic reel unloading, video camera inspection, and label robotisation of finished reels, thus fully guaranteeing complete system control and an exceptional increase in productivity.