The IN-LINE plant is a true "production island" comprising all operational components that transform the raw material granules into the finished product.
This production system is the optimal solution for managing medium and high production levels allowing the most cost-efficient usage of raw materials, energy consumption and consequently reducing the personnel cost rate as well as the required working space.
The IN-LINE plants are manufactured for PROGRESSIVE INLINE productions starting from granules passing through extrusion, calandering, thermoforming, stacking, scrap grinding and ultimately feeding the extrusion with the grinded material generating a number of proven advantages for the end user that can be summarized as following:
- IMPROVED PRODUCT QUALITY
Thanks to immediate sheet extrusion we are able to obtain high temperature uniformity, reached in the very center of the sheet mass. This provide a more homogeneous distribution and better stretching of the material during the forming process contributing to better mechanical and aesthetical characteristics of the final product.
The optimal distribution enables further thicknesses reduction of the sheet maintaining the same characteristics of the material and turning it into a lighter piece. The recycled material coming from the grinded scrap prevents material pollution and thereby improving the product quality.
- ENERGY SAVING
With the extrusion line, the sheet unwinding station is eliminated. The residual temperature of the extruded sheet is fully used and therefore it is not necessary to further submit the material to intensive heating.
- OPTIMISATION OF PRODUCTION CYCLE
The downtime due to reel changing is eliminated and in order to reduce waste immediate action can be taken when any anomaly is being detected on the extruded sheet.
- SPACE SAVING
The compactness of the production line and the elimination of the storage reels and waste management units allow a considerable increase of space savings.
- REDUCTION PERSONNEL
Once fully operational, a single operator can manage the complete production line.