Great success for OMET at It’s Tissue event in Lucca
OMET was one of the protagonists of IT’s Tissue 2018, the landmark event for the entire tissue industry, with more than 200 visitors during the exhibition week. This time OMET was not only based in its headquarter on the lake of Como, but it was also showcasing in Lucca, the core of the international tissue industry, in the new showroom of its partner OT Lucca.
Thanks to this new branch located in Lucca, OMET can benefits from specific experience and technology in the design and manufacturing of complete lines for the production of towels and facial tissue, and special units also for the paper roll sector.
“The trend we saw last years in the tissue industry – said Marco Calcagni, OMET sales & marketing director – especially in the production of folded products such as napkins and towels, is that converters require more and more production automation and product customization. OMET is working hard to satisfy this new requirements. The continuous innovation and technology of OMET machines allow our customers to get more production flexibility thanks to the higher level of automation”.
The most important innovation recently introduced by OMET is the TV503 with Chameleon digital printing, a real revolution for the napkin industry: a direct-print system that enables the images to be uploaded using simple pdf, jpg or other common formats, processed and printed directly on the napkin, through a simple computer installed on the machine. Launched at It’s Tissue 2015, it has been made more efficient and today already boasts several successful installations on the market. During the It’s Tissue week, OMET displayed a the TV 503 with Chameleon and wrapping machine in-line, with live demos showing the production of packs filled with napkins different from one another.
Another important innovation introduced during the It’s Tissue is the ASV Line: the new easy-to-use and highly modular automatic interfolding line for high-speed production of interfolded tissue products: one ASV line was shown at OMET’s showroom in Lucca (it is the third machine OMET has in production. This line is the result of advanced technological research and offer completely innovative operating principles: the real heart of this line is the folding unit, thanks to new patents of OT Lucca & OMET allowing the highest production speed on the market and the decrease of maintenance operations over the time.
With a video connection live from the production plant in Lecco, visitors had the possibility to see from remote the TV 840 XP machine and the TV 503 in action. The TV 840 XP is a fully servo driven line that can be equipped with up to 9 flexo printing units featuring quick sleeve change. The live remote demonstration showed the machine running at the maximum production speed: 900 m/min for neutral napkins production.
On the TV 503 showcased live from Lecco a complete reel changeover through OMET No-Stop unwinder, available both on the TV503 and TV840. This entirely new unit allows reducing waste and downtime by changing the reel without stopping the machine. The same line featured the innovative IBT embossing system with Improved Bonding Technology, another revolution promoted by OMET, which enables a stronger bonding of the plies compare to standard embossing systems.
OMET products portfolio includes also the FV Line, the high-performing vacuum folding machine fully automatic and digitalized for maximum production efficiency and the possibility of producing napkins with different sizes and folds, including dinner napkins with 1/8-fold.
All OMET machines are equipped with remote connection for press service and troubleshooting. In addition, it is possible to use a data collection system to store and review production data and then analyze the productivity of the line, according to the principles of the Industry 4.0.
This year, OMET celebrates its 55th anniversary since its foundation in 1963. From the first napkin machine up to today, more than 1,500 converting lines have been installed, with a constant technological development that allowed the machines to enhance the automation, the ease to use and the personalization for converters all over the world. Today, OMET is a group of companies operating in different sectors, with facilities in Italy and abroad, with over 400 employees and an annual turnover of more than 100 million euros.