Sacmi’s modular labeling machine for roll-fed

Ergonomic, safe, and easy to install on existing lines

Sacmi Flexi Opera RF, the new modular labelling machine dedicated to roll-fed. The machine with a apeed up to 72,000 bph and ability to operate at the highest level of efficiency with glass, metal and PET and RefPET. Photo - Sacmi

Sacmi announced that its Flexi Opera RF is an answer to a market in continuous evolution, which requires high performance and maximum versatility in the management of materials and sizes. The company said that with Flexi Opera, the customer invests in the high-quality and mechanical efficiency of Sacmi products, maximizing productivity and minimizing consumption and maintenance costs.

Founded in 1919, Sacmi is an international manufacturer of machines and complete plants for the ceramic tile, beverage, packaging, quality control process, chocolate processing machines, and plastics industries. Sacmi is a group based in Imola, Italy, and has branches worldwide, including India.

According to Sacmi, versatility is the strength of this solution. It is suitable for handling both glass, metal and plastic, and RefPET cylindrical and shaped containers. In addition, it  said the machine is easy to install on existing lines – the frame is similar in every configuration both for clockwise or anticlockwise movements – the machine meets all production requirements, with the possibility to mount several roll-fed labeling units.


In this configuration, brushless motors limit electricity consumption, while the glue unit equipped with an internal recycling system reduces waste and consumption, according to Sacmi. Moreover, its construction and reduced footprint complete the solution, with a vacuum drum 40% smaller than the competition, for better performance and lower consumption and emissions.

The company said Flexi Opera RF sums up Sacmi’s logic in developing a new generation of labeling machines that focus on process quality and operator safety. Ergonomic design, easy access to fundamental parts of the machine, and reduced changeover times characterize the solution, which Sacmi certifies with over 98% efficiency on each individual reel’s use.

Flexi Opera RF is available with the Sacmi LVS (label vision system) for direct in-line quality control and correct label application. The new HMI interface allows advanced monitoring functions to the operator, and due to intuitive synoptic reports also available remotely. In addition, Sacmi guarantee in the management of the process total quality control.

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