Smart Systems is a member of the internationally renowned Aliplast Group and for the past 25 years has grown to become one of the UK's leading aluminium systems companies. Based in Yatton, North Somerset, the company has built a reputation for product innovation, design expertise, technical competence and quality.
Following a competitive tender in 2004, Smart System's warehouse manager, Adrian Ellis took delivery of his first Robopac Spiror 400 HP fully automatic spiral wrapping and banding machine from Aetna UK. Following expansion in the latter part of the same year, Aetna provided a second spiral wrapper.
In 2007, a third new spiral wrapping machine was on Adrian's shopping list. This time he went straight back to Aetna UK. He explained, “As our two existing machines have proved extremely reliable, fast, safe and perfect for spiral wrapping, we saw little point in looking elsewhere. We have been delighted with the after sales service provided by John Moore from Aetna. He knows his products, is always responsive to our needs and is willing to pass his knowledge on to others. I am very pleased to say that our relationship, both with Aetna UK and in particular John Moore, has continued to develop and deepen.”
The Spiror stretch wrapper is equipped with all the features required to wrap aluminium without damage. Features such as polyurethane drive rollers, automatic top pressure rollers, infeed and outfeed conveyors and automatic side roller adjustment, are ideal for a demanding duty cycle with random cross sectional pieces.
The 400 model can handle product groupings from 25mm to 300mm wide and from 20mm to 200mm tall without adjustment. Minimum length 800mm, maximum length is infinite. For larger sections, Robopac make 8 different ring sizes up to a maximum 2500mm.
A touch screen display and the ability to store 10 separate programs which can be recalled in seconds, comes as standard. The Spiror 400HP is fully guarded to CE standard and has electronically variable conveyor and ring speeds to give optimum film overlap and linear speed. Standard 250mm wide film can be used from 15 to 50 microns thick, both plain and printed.
Smart Systems are about to start building a 120,000 sq ft, £22 million extension which will include two state of the art extrusion lines and two paint plants. This new facility will also create around 120 new jobs.
Added Ellis; “A production plant of this size will obviously require additional material wrapping facilities. Aetna are at the top of my list of preferred machinery suppliers and will be our first port of call when the time arrives.”