Moretto: OMS&P Center equipped with state-of-the-art technology

OMS&P Center inaugurated
At the beginning of October 2009, Renato Moretto, CEO of MORETTO S.p.A., Massanzago (PD) in Italy, opened the so-called OMS&P Center in the presence of 35 Italian representatives and trading partners of this manufacturer of automation equipment and systems for the processing of plastics.

Training for customers and the MORETTO staff
The OMS&P Center has been in the planning since the initial months of the economic downturn and was completed during late summer 2009. This means that the company has consciously invested in favour of proactive customer service - even before signs of an economic recovery were apparent. The OMS&P insignia now embellishes the entrance to this spacious training centre at the MORETTO headquarters in Massanzago - a total area of 450 m² displaying close to the company's entire product portfolio (the picture shows merely 20 percent of the facility's entire capacity). The OMS&P Center offers customers and members of staff every means of contemporary didactics - right through to ‘hands-on' training by experienced teaching supervisors. State-of-the-art audio-visual computer supported tuition, measuring and recording technologies are available for a maximum of 40 participants at a time.

The newly constructed refectory nearby offers Venetian cuisine at its very best.

Practice makes perfect
Renato Moretto has established the OMS&P Center with the already mentioned value chain concept in mind. The safe and correct handling of the latest equipment and systems is designed to increase productivity, improve the utilization ratio machine/raw material, and to achieve maximum possible process management, longevity of the equipment, not forgetting long-term energy savings, thus - first and foremost - to accomplish increased levels of efficiency at customers' installations.

Innovations assure a prosperous future
All exhibits - except the smaller models of freestanding grinders - are equipped with innovative user-friendly touch-screen panels developed in 2008. This assures safe and easy control of the relevant equipment unit or system; it is the user interface of the high-performance storable programme control software and hardware which manages and optimises the entire process ‘behind the scenes' so to speak. As a result, the storable programme control automates all subsequent process variables corresponding to the principle "increase performance - decrease costs”.

155 individual units of equipment are presented
Visitors and those eager to learn are enjoying maximum benefits at the OMS&P Center, as they find themselves in the presence of in excess of 155 single units of equipment in operation, systems components and ancillary equipment modules for the transport of materials, for dehumidifying, drying, granulation, dosing, storage, temperature controlling, and cooling, as well as centralized systems. Particular interest is always shown in new developments - approximately 80 percent of the products contained in the MORETTO product range have been modernised and further developed over the last few years; of those products, numerous have been introduced into the market as new innovations. Among those, in particular, the ancillary systems recently developed, some of which will be shown during Interplastica 2010 are: the new KK - KruiseKontrol, a high-end material-friendly feeding system for plastics granulate at a constant speed,
the enhanced Dry Air mini dryer - now X Dry Air - by adopting the X Dryer technology,
the advancement of the gravimetric dosing unit DGM - Gravix -, where the control system has been improved by the use of a touch-screen interface as well as state-of-the-art electronics,
Quad, an innovative suction unit which - due to the use of a specially designed valve - enables connection of up to four containers,
The dehumidifying system X MAX coupled with the Flowmatik device; this coupling is designed to recover spent energy, thus reducing costs considerably,
and - last but not least - TE-KO, a MORETTO world first, as shown at FAKUMA 2009, the market-ready all-encompassing family of temperature controllers comprising two independent production series, i.e. one using water, the other using oil, with eight models each and meeting present and future market requirements.
Photo:OMS&P Center (Photo: Thomas Behne)

More Information: www.moretto.com

Interplastica 2010, 26.-29.1.2010, Moscow, Hall 1, Stand 1 D 31