Via delle Industrie, 16, 30036 S. Maria di Sala (VE)

Telephone +39 041 5799111
Fax +39 041 5799244

This company is main exhibitor of

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 9 / C59
 Interactive Plan

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K 2016 hall map (Hall 9): stand C59

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.01  Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • 03.01.003  Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.001  Process control technique
  •  Software
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  •  Driers for bulk materials
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  •  Dosing and metering equipment
  •  Volumetric dosing and metering equipment

Volumetric dosing and metering equipment

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.07  Integrated automation
  • 03.07.002  Material handling
  •  Dosing and metering equipment
  •  Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.08  Ancillary equipment
  • 03.08.002  Heating and cooling technology
  •  Heating and cooling units

Heating and cooling units

Our products

Product category: Size reduction equipment (crushers, shredders, grinders)

N series - medium large size granulators

Models: N25-45, N35-60, N55-90

Cutting Chamber:
 ø 250 mm; ø 356 mm; ø 560 mm

Technical data:

• Suitable for injection & blow moulding, extrusion and general purpose applications
• Hopper with inspection door for easier cleaning and maintenance
• Cutting chamber with discs and plates wear resistant
• Advanced scissors cutting action with adjustable rotor blades, reduces energy consumption, heat and dust generation
• A range of feed and discharge options are available to meet each customer requirements

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Product category: Software

Supervising software WinFactory

The WinFactory software allows intervention directly on the production activity, regulating the performance of the auxiliary equipment in order to optimise their results. It is a standard package with applicative modules, of operative and management nature.

Operative modules allow the operator to interface with the equipment from a remote station and, once the operative parameters have been set, to control the operative status of every single machine.

Management modules elaborate the process operating parameters, supplying indications concerning: batch analysis, analysis of stocks of materials, products traceability, analysis of productive efficiency, maintenance operations


Modular: Each module can be applied and used independently of the other. WinFactory can be supplied in basic configuration with the needed modules, with the option to add modules at any time.

Auto-configuration capacity: The equipment connected to WinFactory identify themselves automatically, eliminating the intervention of a specialised technician.

Customisable standardisation: WinFactory is a standard product that offer unlimited possibilities of configuration of the graphic interface; the operator can create the layout of the production department in just a few minutes.

Open system: WinFactory can dialogue with any other systems, allowing the exchange of data arriving even from different computer source.

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Product category: Software

Supervising software WinPET

WinPET runs in the Windows environment with a client/server architecture and connections to equipment through RS485 serial lines or Ethernet (included in the standard licence kit); connected equipment is recognized automatically by means of a specific tool incorporated in the actual software. WinPET is based on a platform that offers the option of displaying all the line's equipment on a single page: storage silos, conveying systems, gravimetric blenders, dryers, masterbatch dosers, resin and mould dryers, chillers, preform AA analyzers and conveyor belts.

The most important processing data recorded are:
●  Material management, which is essential for the purpose of resin traceability, from the initial product to the preform, in accordance with the strictest international standards on the subject
●  Automatic recipe management (which is also useful for repeating "production orders" identically at a later date)
● Material consumption
● Energy consumption
All data are stored continuously in a central database with the option of processing them into graphs and historical analyses and exporting them in Excel format. A scrolling display advises the operator of any alarms affecting the equipment.

WinPET also features suitable graphical interfaces so that the operator can provide remote assistance, i.e. control the individual equipment from a remote station via a telephone line or over the internet. The WinPET software can be supported with Piovan's optional hardware devices: industrial PC mounted on industrial cabinet, desktop communication devices (RS232, PS/2, Ethernet, USB) and portable touch screens with high-resolution interfaces.

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Product category: Driers for bulk materials

Genesys high efficiency drying

Process control and lowest energy utilization - 69.2 Wh/kg verified by TÜV

Piovan dryers are designed to work in steady conditions in all the processing phases-start up, production, standby and system shut down.
The process parameters and the Dew Point are kept constant and always at optimal levels for adequate treatment of PET. At the forefront in the development of systems that are more respectful of the environment and able to minimise and optimise energy utilisation, Piovan has developed Genesys, the new generation of dryers.
Equipped with innovative and patent-pending devices, these units are able to adjust in a completely automatic manner the functioning mode of the drying system, thus optimising the performance at the maximum.

Main features:
● Self-adjustment of the dryer to the real production requirements, by means of the elaboration of signals deriving from high resolution load cells on which the drying hopper is installed and from a special air flow measuring device developed by Piovan. The system self-adjusts the set values, thus allowing the optimisation of the drying process as well as of the usage of necessary energy
● Constant Dew Point, with no fluctuations. A device managing the process airflows (an exclusive feature of Piovan dryers) keeps the Dew Point constant and at the required values, thus optimising the energy required for the tower regeneration, with consumption savings which can be higher than 50%. Every regeneration cycle saved results in the increased duration of the molecular sieves

● Integral process variables control feature
● Full auto-adaptive operation
● Automatic air-flow adjust and stabilization
● Regeneration heat recovery system
● Utmost efficiency, no cooling water needed
● Advanced industrial PC based control

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Product category: Driers for bulk materials

Modula auto-adaptive central drying systems

Consistent Efficiency

Modula automatically adjusts and controls all operating parameters for each individual hopper and hence uses only the overall amount of energy strictly required. This is made possible through specific software that interfaces the settings for each hopper with the data collected by the sensors installed on the system.
By using a patented measuring unit located in the air supply line and under each hopper, the airflow can be adjusted and controlled instantaneously and independently hopper by hopper. In addition, total airflow is modulated automatically by the central drying unit, resulting in optimum process operating conditions.

● Energy efficient functioning: optimized automatic modulation of all drying parameters for each specific polymer
● Continuous adjustment of airflow
● Up to 16 hoppers independently managed

Main features:
● Self-modulating operation for 50% Energy Savings
● Inverter controlled process blower
● Proprietary air flow control
● Patented automatic modulation of process air flow
● Industrial PC system control
● Material database management
● Available for medium capacity applications (200 to 300 kg/h)

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Product category: Driers for bulk materials

Easylink automatic coupling stations

Simple, reliable, efficient
The new line of Easylink automatic coupling stations of Piovan feature complete rigid pipe construction for total wear resistant performance and absence of flexible pipes or hoses.
Ceramic coated elements are utilized to ensure absence of wearing. All plastics materials, having any level of abrasiveness, can be handled.

All configurations available can be set for partial utilization of the inlet/outlet positions for future expansions.
Configurations are with 19, 21, 30, 36, 40, 45, 53 and 60 inlets and outlets. The Easylink is Winfactory Ready, to obtain material batch and tracing management, source/destination matrix for time of resin conveyance and cleaning, monitor of material stock and reorder feature and accessibility from remote or portable devices.

● Full combination source/destination
● 40 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm and 76 mm diameter pipes
● From small to large conveying capacities
● Wear resistant
● 19, 21, 30, 36, 40, 45, 53 and 60 in/out modules
● Frequency inverter controlled drives
● Position encoder proof
● Guarantee of no contamination
● Full accessibility and ease of maintenance

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Product category: Driers for bulk materials

PureFlo receivers

New generation filterless receivers

PureFlo eliminates the need for ordinary maintenance of the vacuum receiver (filter cleaning) and improves the conveying capacity of the overall system.
The plastic granule moves through the conveying pipes carried by an airflow generated at negative pressure by a vacuum unit.
The velocity the plastic granule reaches during conveying varies between 15 metres/second at the pick-up point and 25 metres/second at the end of the line.
In a conventional solution the plastic granule enters the receiver at the end velocity, ie 25 metres/second, and stops by hitting on the inner walls of the receiver body.

The innovative and unique design of PureFlo allows the plastic granule not to keep its end velocity all the way into the receiver body but, through a Right Angle bend, to dissipate the entire kinetic force it picked up during conveyance.
The granules fall into the receiver body, where they have a residual speed of 1 metre/second. It directs the flow to the base of the receiver where the air gradually loses pressure and velocity.


● No plugged filter problems
● Simplified accessibility
● No maintenance
● Minimized cleaning

● Improved loading capacity
● Elimination of cleaning cycles
● Abrasion resistant
● No powder pollution

● Minimal installation costs
● No spare parts
● Reduced cleaning activities
● No maintenance downtime

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Product category: Gravimetric dosing and metering equipment

Quantum batch gravimetric blender

High precision gravimetric blenders

Quantum embodies innovations that radically change the way injection moulding machines and extruders are fed with blends of materials (virgin, recycled, masterbatch and additives). These innovations contribute to increasing the efficiency of production, and feature improved design, innovative technologies and high performance components, which translate into concrete advantages for the user.
Quantum is utilised in all application environments such as PET Preforms & Bottles, Rigid Packaging, Automotive Components, Technical Parts, Medical Solutions, Thermoforming & Technical Sheets, Flexible Films, Pipes, Profiles, Cables, Fibres & Strapping, Recycling and Compounds.

● Immune to vibrations
● Expandable configuration
● Portability
● Quick material change
● Simplified cleaning operations
● Perfect homogeneity of the blend
● For all plastic materials
● With remote mixer

Its flexibility derives from two distinctive and unique characteristics:
● All the surfaces that come into contact with the process material are stainless steel, usable also in the most critical environments, like those found in medical and food & beverage sectors.

● Every blender comes with up to 6 dosing stations, which can easily be removed, for emptying or cleaning. Each dosing station is dedicated to a single ingredient - be it principal or additive; easy removal therefore aids material changes and enables optimal operating conditions to be immediately resumed without contamination from powder or residue.

Integration with WinFactory:
The control system is designed for integration with WinFactory, the industrial supervisory software operating by application licence developed by Piovan, the outcome of consolidated knowledge in various application environments.

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Product category: Heating and cooling units

Temperature controller Thermovan

Temperature control TW – TO – TP series

The TW, TO and TP series of Piovan mould temperature controllers has been designed to maintain at a constant temperature the mould cavities, the hydraulic oil of the injection moulding machines, the extruder screws, the calibration heads, the cylinders and calenders of thermoforming lines. Water, oil and pressurised water models operate in a wide range of temperatures, from 20°C up to 250°C.

● High and constant productivity
● Optimisation of the running costs
● Immediate and optimal usage of the unit
● Constant process control
● Continuous operation and long life
● No maintenance cost for the heaters’ control
● Short production stops

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About us

Company details

Piovan, headquartered in Santa Maria di Sala, Venice is founded in 1934 as a mechanical engineering company; in 1964 enters the plastics industry and specializes in the manufacturing of auxiliary equipment. Over the past fifteen years the company has become a multinational organization with production facilities in Italy, Germany, Brazil, China and USA, 26 subsidiaries and representatives for more than 70 countries and 930 collaborators worldwide. Companies of the Piovan group are: Universal Dynamics (USA), FDM (Germany), Energys (Italy), Aquatech (Italy) Penta (Italy).

The Piovan product range includes: hoppers, dehumidifiers, crystallisers, dryers, mould dehumidifiers, volumetric, gravimetric and weight loss blenders, granulators, temperature control units, supervisory softwares.

Piovan's evolving expertise enables it to operate in many sectors like PET Preforms & Bottles, Rigid Packaging, Automotive components, Technical parts, Medical solutions, Thermoforming & Technical Sheets, Flexible Film, Pipes, Profiles, Cables, Fibres & Strapping, Recycling & Compounds.

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Company data

Sales volume

> 100 Mill. US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees

> 500



Area of business
  • Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • Services for the plastics and rubber industries
Target groups
  • Plastic product manufacturing
  • Rubber manufacturing / processing