Successful event of CITO Italia Srl and Serviform in Caravaggio
The “EJECTION RUBBER Let’s talk about it!” training event, organized jointly by CITO Italia Srl and SERVIFORM SRL, was dedicated to Italian diemakers. Held on 15 November 2019, it was a great success! An audience of well over 90 experts, including the owners and technicians of more than 40 diemakers, participated in the training day in Caravaggio.
The session was opened by Angelo Cantini, Serviform's managing director, with a welcome and description of the day’s goal. This was to offer diemakers the opportunity to keep abreast of the most recent and developments on ejection material, thus contributing to further improve the quality and productivity of dies in Italy.
Melissa Monster, director of PolyMX bv, a CITO GROUP company based in the Netherlands, presented high performance ejection materials for rotary dies.
PolyMX bv has long experience in the research, development and production of polyurethane material. In particular, the features and performance of PolytopMX® were illustrated. The material represents the high performance ejection material designed by PolyMX bv for rotary dies and can also be used for flatbed dies. Melissa Monster also documented, data in hand, how and how much it is possible to optimize production costs thanks to the choice of high quality rubber.
The ABC of the application of ejection material on flatbed dies for flat cardboard was described by Dominique Nicolo, a BOBST instructor. Mr. Nicolo explained in detail, what kind of ejection material to use in the different points of the die and which distances from the rules to set for the rubber. Furthermore, he spoke about the correct positioning of the rubber in conjunction with the gripper positions in the SPO machines.
After a break, Jürgen Mariën, CEO of the CITO GROUP, led the audience through the vast world of rubber. He used effective videos to validate the tangible advantages of using high performance ejection material. Apart from the duration, which is indeed considerably longer, the production time savings are significant. Using specific calculations, Mr. Mariën proved that a higher initial investment in the choice of quality rubber and creaser is rewarded with substantial benefits and real savings in production.
Mauro Tomelleri, sales and marketing director of SERVIFORM SRL, presented RubbA, the Serviform machine dedicated to rubber cutting. He compared the characteristics of waterjet cutting with mechanical cutting, a technology used by RubbA. Data collected in a case study were used to determine the best time and performance, and the very high reduction in operating costs of the Serviform machine achieved in comparison to waterjet systems.
The training part ended with the acknowledgments of Armando Caimi, CITO Italia Srl’s managing director, who reiterated that Serviform and CITO Italia have many things in common. Among them, their long experience in the world of diecutting, their great attention to quality of their products, their stability and reputation for fairness. Both companies are convinced that the Italian diecutting market must be enhanced based on performance and quality.
After three intense hours of information, the guests were able to watch the RubbA live demo and view other Serviform machines and CITO products on display. All the guests had the opportunity to exchange opinions and views during a convivial working lunch in which they tasted numerous specialties prepared by students of the ABF, the Bergamasca Training Company.
See you at the next training event!