Datalogic and SMI: an All-Italian Partnership for Packaging Machinery and Bottling Plant Production

Datalogic and the SMI Group are pleased to announce their agreement for the exclusive supply of Datalogic products.

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We are proud of the partnership between SMI, a consolidated and innovative enterprise, and Datalogic, a company which can deliver an extremely wide range of solutions, meeting client and partner requirements for the industrial automation industry.

Telford, PA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Datalogic, global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, and world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking equipment, and the SMI Group, one of the world’s largest producer of bottling plants and packaging machines, are pleased to announce their agreement for the exclusive supply of Datalogic products.

The partnership agreement confirms the collaboration between the two companies for the integration of Datalogic sensors in SMI’s bottling and packaging machines, delivered to major corporations in the food & beverage sectors such as, and Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Diageo, Inbev, Heinz, Heineken, Nestlè, PepsiCo, SABMiller and Unilever.

SMI selected Datalogic both for the outstanding quality of their technology solutions provided, as well as the ability to deliver a comprehensive range of products. In addition to the complete range of sensors (photoelectric, inductive, capacitive and ultrasound systems), the product portfolio of Datalogic includes safety barriers, vision systems and laser marking solutions.

The agreement also foresees a close and strong collaboration between Datalogic and SMI for the development of new solutions to meet and anticipate the future needs of customers.

Particularly noteworthy product lines as part of the exclusive agreement are the IS inductive proximity, the M18 tubular photoelectric sensors in the S15 series, the SR21slot sensors, the S3Z miniature sensors, the S8 compact sensors, the S7 fibre optic amplifiers and US18 ultrasound sensors.

The IS series product line offers a complete range of models from 6.5 to 30 mm diameter, with the ability to detect metal object at distances from 1.5 mm to 20 mm.

The M18 standard tubular photoelectric sensors in the S15 series include a complete range of optic functions in diffuse, retro-reflective or through-beam mode, with plastic or stainless versions, IP69K protection, and certified for use in the food and bottling industry.

The slot sensors SR21 are the ideal solution for label detection at high resolution and speed, with response times of only 20 µs and detection frequencies up to 25 kHz.

The S3Z series includes a complete range of miniature photoelectric sensors, with budget models for basic applications and laser emission models for the detection of small objects or at high speed.

For more advanced applications with regard to the detection of contrast, luminescence, transparent objects, and diffuse mode with background suppression, the S8 series of compact sensors is used. Additionally, the S8 series offers IP69K protection for the food and bottling industry.

The fibre optic amplifiers in the S7 series are used for the detection of small objects or in areas difficult to access using normal photoelectric sensors with integrated optics.

The US18 ultrasound sensors are the best alternative to photoelectric sensors in terms of transparent object detection (e.g. plastics, glass or liquids) or when optical reflections are involved.

Romano Volta, Chief Executive Officer of the Datalogic Group commented, “We are proud of the partnership between SMI, a consolidated and innovative enterprise, and Datalogic, a company which can deliver an extremely wide range of solutions, meeting client and partner requirements for both the industrial automation and the automated data acquisition industries."

Pietro Volpi, Head of Marketing Dept. for the SMI Group commented, “Our collaboration with well-established partners in Italy such as a Datalogic is one of the key factors allowing us to deliver cutting-edge technological solutions and systems, which ensure reliability, flexibility and energy saving to our customers in over 130 countries worldwide; incidentally, ongoing innovation is one of the strongholds on which the SMI Group has been building its success for almost 30 years.”

Datalogic Group is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. As a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems, Datalogic offers innovative solutions for a full range of applications in the retail, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries. With products used in over a third of world’s supermarkets and points of sale, airports, shipping and postal services, Datalogic is in a unique position to deliver solutions that can make life easier and more efficient for people. Datalogic S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic Group as of today employs about 2,400 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries. In 2013 Datalogic Group achieved revenues for 450,7 million Euro and invested over 35 million Euro in Research and Development with a portfolio of over 1,000 patents across the world. For more news and information on Datalogic, please visit http://www.datalogic.com
Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U.

SMI is currently one of the most important manufacturers of bottling plant and packaging machinery solutions at world level. The SMI Group consists of the parent company SMIGROUP, its SMI subsidiaries with their relevant in-house divisions (Smiflexi, Smiform, Smiline, Smipal), SMIPACK, SMILAB, SMITEC, SMIMEC and SMIENERGIA, as well as a network of branches in support of sales and after-sales services for both SMI and SMIPACK. Moreover, all the companies in the SMI Group have a UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified management system.

The ongoing technological innovation, careful analysis of customer requirements and excellent price/quality ratio are the three strongholds on which SMI has built its success. As for its main clients, mention should be made of food & beverage companies, including Nestlè, Danone, Unilever, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Diageo, Heinz, Heineken, SABMiller, Inbev and Carlsberg. The gradual increase in its turnover and labour force, as well as the substantial expansion of its production areas, are just some of the factors which have highlighted the unstoppable growth process in which the SMI Group has played a major role over the past few years.


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