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26. September 2019

Efficient and innovative raw material handling solution
Italian Compounder Upgrades Pilot Plant with Support from Coperion

Stuttgart, September 2019 — Italy-based family-owned compounder LATI Industria Termoplastici S.p.A. has tasked Coperion with the pre-engineering and engineering of a state-of-the-art material handling line of a pilot plant at their production site at Torba (VARESE), Italy. The focus of this project is on the development of a tailor-made solution for the semi-automated and automated material handling from raw materials receiving to the extruder. A key challenge is the broad variety of different raw materials with variable properties, which requires a high flexibility of the plant design. Quick changeover times are required to increase the overall efficiency of the pilot plant. Moreover, processes like washing, cleaning and the fast removal of the equipment to facilitate short changeover times are to be considered and streamlined from a technical point of view; quick clean solutions are needed to improve and shorten the processes. This pilot plant is a key step for LATI's factory of the future, including automation and digitalization of the entire production process...

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