Punched plates. These can be manufactured with different kinds of perforations, of which the main ones are round, square, rectangular, oblong, tapered and bridged. Standard size is 2000x1000 mm, however the machines used enable perforation of plates up to 6000x2000 mm. Thickness of the plates varies from 0,3 mm to 20 mm for plates in carbon steel and up to 15 mm for stainless steel plates. It is possible to obtain plates with perforated areas in special geometric shapes, for example trapezoidal or circular crowns. After perforating, the plates are straightened and may undergo degreasing treatment to eliminate residues of the lubricant used during the punching process. Plates with different levels of surface finishing can also be supplied, attainable through butter-finishing, sandblasting and electrolytic polishing. They can be produced in different materials, such as for example, carbon steel, stainless steels, Nickel-Chromium alloys, pure metals.
Drilled plates. Can be produced with three different kinds of perforations: cylindrical, step drilled and conical. The diameter of the perforations can vary from 1 to 6 mm. The maximum dimensions of the drilled plates are 6000x2000 mm, with a maximum thickness of 15 mm. After drilling, the plates are butter-finished and washed to guarantee perfectly clean perforations. They may undergo further surface finishing treatments, such as for example, sandblasting and electrolytic polishing. Different finishes or special coatings may be carried out following specific request by the client. The drilled plates can be produced in different materials such as: carbon steel, stainless steels, Titanium, Nickel-Chromium alloys, Copper and its alloys.
Milled plates. It is possible to produce plates with different milling profiles, in compliance with the client’s specific requests, by using the appropriate tools. The maximum sizes and thicknesses of milled plates depend on the type of milling required. After milling, the plates are butter-finished and washed to guarantee perfectly clean milled areas. They may undergo further surface finishing treatments, mainly sandblasting or electrolytic polishing. Different finishes or special coatings may be carried out following specific request by the client. The milled plates can be produced in different materials such as: carbon steel, stainless steels, Aluminium Alloys, Copper and its alloys.
VICO-Screen™: is made by winding a continuous V-sectioned extruded wire helicoidally onto support rods. At each intersection, the V-sectioned wire is welded to the support rod by an electric resistance welding process. The VICO-Screen™ has extremely precise continuous openings thanks to which a large open area is obtained. This, in turn, guarantees an extremely low pressure drop through the filtering surface. Thanks to this feature, the VICO-Screen™ is ideal as a support or container for catalysts or resins and as a filter for sand or particles, even of extremely small dimensions. The high number of welds also gives the screen an extremely high mechanical resistance and a very long lifespan. The continuous openings and triangular section of the wires ensure that there are only two particle contact points, thereby minimising the risk of clogging. Additionally, thanks to the particularly smooth surface of the VICO-Screen™, the abrasive effect due to contact between the product and the filtering surface is greatly reduce.
Main production: Filtering elements and fabricated parts; conveyor belts; components for the oil, petrochemical and chemical industries
Applications: Bottling, packaging, food industry
Company establishment date: 1921
Collective investment fund: € 2,5 milions
Turnover: € 50,8 milions
Number of employees: 213
Production surface: 110,000 m2 ground, 35,000 m2 covered
Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001
Registrations to category associations: Unione Industriali di Lecco
Export percentage: 70% approx.
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Itfoodonline is the portal dedicated to technologies for the food and beverage industry: machines, systems, components and raw materials.
It contains information on Italian and foreign manufacturers of systems, equipment and machined for the production of food and beverage products, agro-alimentary products and specific products for the oil and dairy sectors and for the bottling of still and fizzy drinks. In the dough-making sector we present kneading machines, rolling machines, breaking machines and shaping machines, in the short and long, dry and fresh pasta-making sector: driers, extrusion machines and shapes, continuous kneading machines, helicoidal kneading machines, sieves, boilers for gnocchi and pasteurising machines, steam generators, coolers and freezers, in the cake and bread making sector: pourers, fillers biscuit cutters, cooling conveyor belts, freezing tunnels, roll makers, rounding devices for bread buns, confectionery cases, refiners and raising cabinets. Ovens for biscuits, fixed carriage bread baking ovens, rotary carriage bread baking ovens, fixed sheet bread baking ovens, fixed carriage patisserie ovens, rotary carriage patisserie ovens, sheet patisserie ovens, steam ovens, cooling tunnels, planetary kneading machines and helicoidal kneading machines.
In the animal preservation sector we present manufacturers of: cookers, white chambers, filling machines, cubing machines, tenderisers, cutlet making machines, slicing and dosing machines, bone saws and coolers.
In the vegetable preservation sector: systems for processing tomato, pasteurising machines, fruit and vegetable processing machines, machines for transforming agricultural products, optic selectors, vegetable washing systems, stoning machines, coring machines and peelers.
The portal present the companies that manufacture machines and systems for packing food products as well as liquid and dense products, vertical packers, horizontal packers, boxers, shapers and closing devices, as well as machines for packing in modified atmosphere and everything that regards the end of the packing line and the conveyor belt to pallet loading and unloading machines right through to the storage and food warehouse stage, where the hygiene laws in force require particular production specifications depending on the foodstuff produced. In the dairy sector for instance, the use of stainless steel is required in contact with the fresh product with non-toxic plastic materials for manoeuvring and temporary storage and storing for maturing.
Special attention is reserved for the manufacturers of industrial automation for all things concerning actuators, direct drive motors, step by step motors, control unit systems with bus applicative software and electronic instrumentation for controlling production such as: pH-meters, oximeters, kits for chemical analysis and searches for pathogens: lysteria, botulinium, salmonella, campylobacter, shigella, vibrio, e. 0157:H7, process instruments, humidity sensors and thermometers used throughout the food industry.
In compliance with the HACCP law which sets extremely strict rules in defence of the food product and those who consume it, particular importance is taken on by everything concerning industrial cleaning, signification and hygienising, industrial flooring, industrial cleaning machines, detergents specific to the sector, machines for washing equipment such as baking dish washers, table washers and utensil washers but also for cleaning the clothes and footwear worn by operators and therefore: boot washers and dryers, apron washers, shoe washers, sterilising equipment for personal hygiene; stainless steel hand basins, sprays for hands for safety in the workplace: eye baths and emergency showers.
Lastly, as with every production process, it is necessary to store the product and manoeuvre it inside the warehouse using suitable mechanical equipment, the storage shelves must be safe both for the product and for the operators, so metallic shelving is required and the warehouse will be suitable for holding the stock, with structures in brick or with structures and flexible and retractable and covers with loading ramps and automatic, flexible or shutter doors.
In conclusion itfoodonline supplies every indispensable solution for the food industry for the correct production, manoeuvring, cooling, hygienising and sanitisation, storage and transport of all food products, offering the right answer to the whole food and beverage industry, from automation to the end of the line, from packing to storage, with extensive use of robotic lines and automatic machines, to food processing.