Ferraes Ceramica is the first Spanish factory to start up the new PH8200 Smart press by Sacmi


Ferraes Ceramica, a leading Spanish ceramic firm belonging to the Vives Group, has taken delivery of the first PH8200 Smart press to be sold by Sacmi on the Iberian market.

The all-new Smart solution provides a particularly innovative integrated automation system. Based on the Ethernet Powerlink communication protocol, the PH 8200 automation programme allows high speed communication and, therefore, fast and accurate control of all machine operation parameters, consumption included.

The first pressing run (completed with the aid of Sacmi's remote-connected technicians) was a complete success.

Ferraes Ceramica also appreciated the excellent user-friendliness, made possible by a simple, intuitive interface that provides valuable diagnostic info. These features have already proved to be winners in Italy, where Sacmi first installed the system.

Moreover, despite the high-tech, innovative nature of the press, its on-site installation and subsequent start-up and testing require very little time. That rapidity also stems from the Sacmi Global Network services, which now include advanced e-Learning courses designed to provide technicians with up-to-the-minute training. Moreover, these new machines also feature a remote control device that ensures users receive close technical support from Sacmi during assembly and start-up.

The year 2018 will see the new Smart solution marketed by Sacmi throughout the global ceramic industry.