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Marchesini Group looks forward to illustrating the best of the end-of-line Made in Italy technologies at Propack 2016

01-25, 2016

From March 15th to 18th, the Marchesini Group will be at the most important packaging venue of the African continent, Propack Africa (Expo Centre of Nasrec, Johannesburg, Hall 6 Stand A26). Business partners Gary Wills and Myles Davis will be hosting the Marchesini stand, which has been set-up to showcase the horizontal continuous-motion cartoning machine MA 352 and the MF 910 Mini wrapper/overwrapper. Working together, these two machines create a combi unit capable of meeting every need of versatility and speed to package different types of products, such as blisters, syringes, vials and rigid and squeezable tubes. Specifically speaking, the machines on show at the exhibition have been purchased by a renowned company of the cosmetics industry that was looking for an end-of-line solution capable of packaging 250 plastic vials a minute.

Technical Focus
The MA 352 combines the typical strongholds of Marchesini’s cartoners, being the position of the carton magazine in an easily accessible place, very quick size changeover times and minimal maintenance, plus the ability to manage high production speeds, which is what the market demands mostly.

The model exhibited at Propack has a feeding scroll that arranges the vials on a conveyor belt. In the meantime, a rotary drum picks up the carton from the magazine and opens and squares it by 150° by means of mechanical rotating arms. Some rods with suction cups at the ends transfer the opened carton from the drum into the toothed chain. The product delivered from the infeed chain is inserted into the carton, together with the instruction leaflet, by means of pushers positioned opposite the operator, which follow the continuous motion of the carton conveyor chain.