December 1, 2023

ACMA at Interpack 2023: flexible and sustainable solutions for the industries of the future

ACMA, a Coesia company specialized in the development of systems for the packaging of
consumer goods products, will participate at Interpack 2023 (booth D31-D57, Hall 6) with solutions
characterized by a high technological level and sustainable footprint. On display “ACMA Smart
Handling- Demo solution”, a simulation of a robotic distribution line for the management of flat-
based asymmetrical chocolate pralines, integrated with the CW 600 wrapping machine in “bunch”
style. Also on display is “Material Gate”, a unit for testing wrapping materials, with which tests will
be carried out with sustainable materials.

Greenmation, industrial automation for a sustainable future
At Interpack 2023 Coesia presents GREENMATION, Coesia’s response to the current trend
prompted by the consumer demands towards reusable and recyclable packaging solutions, whilst
manufacturers face labor shortages and production cost increases. “In this complex situation,
Coesia believes that the answer to this profitability-threatening challenge lies in supporting a
revolution in production which is capable of combining the principles of automation and
sustainability in the industries of Food & Beverage, Pharma & Personal Care, and Cross Industry
Automation,” says Alessandro Parimbelli, Coesia Chief Executive Officer. The Coesia booth will be structured into three areas (Food & Beverage, Pharma & Personal Care, and Cross Industry Automation) where technicians and experts will present the latest solutions presented by the Group: ACMA, Atlantic Zeiser, CITUS KALIX, EMMECI, FlexLink, G.D, GF, HAPA, NORDEN, R.A Jones, and VOLPAK.

ACMA Smart Handling – Demo solution
Developed in partnership with Schneider Electric, the demo solution that ACMA presents at
Interpack 2023 is an automated robotic distribution for Confectionery made of two different product
handling stations, showing ACMA’s engineering capabilities in the management of automated pick
and place of flat-based products with shape and surface irregular. In this line simulation we will
have products coming randomly, then the first robot will sort and orient the chocolate pralines in
rows (also thanks to the support of a camera directly connected to the robotic arm). The second
one, equipped with a multiple gripping hand, inserts the product correctly oriented inside the CW
600 feeding conveyor, finally wrapped by the latter in bunch style.

The line is also supported by smart systems for real-time production process control, a camera
system developed in collaboration with the Coesia Engineering Center (CEC), allowing the
monitoring of the movement of the chocolate pralines during the line process. This tool can give
the operator a clear view of what is happening to a specific portion of products in the various steps
of the process, making any problems along the way easily identifiable and supporting flow

The advantages: flexible solutions governed according to a “green” logic
The solution proposed by ACMA responds perfectly to some customer requests from customers in
the Confectionery sector, including having flexible robotic modules that can be adapted to different
production needs. Furthermore, the integration of robot and machine control within a single control
unit has allowed ACMA to obtain a more compact solution in terms of overall dimensions.
Accessibility is also maximum: the management of the robotic system can in fact be integrated with
the HMI panel installed on the CW 600 from which the operator controls the entire system.
In addition, important is the fact that all the Schneider Electric components present in the line bear
the Green Premium™ mark, featuring the known environmental impact thanks to an LCA (Life
Cycle Assessment) analysis carried out on the component itself and the availability of
environmental and complete certifications – even beyond existing regulatory requirements – to

Internal ensure traceability and correct end-of-life management; moreover, energy consumption is reduced thanks to the adoption of brushless motors and accurate sizing.

CW 600 OptiMate and PerforMate: technology at your fingertips
CW 600 F is the machine chosen by ACMA to represent the company’s portfolio at Interpack. It is
a multi-style technology for packaging flat-based chocolate pralines which on this occasion
will have a “bunch” wrapping style, capable of working with different wrapping materials, including
mono-materials such as aluminium, PP, PVC and cellophane. At the same time, the flexibility of
the machine allows the handling of multi-layer or paper-based materials, thus responding to market
demands, which increasingly ask to package products with sustainable materials. With this
wrapping style, ACMA wants to show the precision of its machines thanks to the necessary
correspondence between the shapes of the chocolate praline and the designs presents on its
wrapping. At Interpack, CW 600 is equipped with Coesia OptiMate Premium and PerforMate digital

OptiMate is the HMI developed by Coesia for the direct management of machines easily and
intuitively, acting as a single interface for accessing ACMA digital services, including remote
assistance for diagnostics and troubleshooting (Advanced Remote Assistance). The Premium
version integrated into the CW 600 has additional features, making easier operations such as
ordinary maintenance, predictive maintenance and format changeover, guided through step-by-
step procedures.

PerforMate is an integrated IoT platform allowing real-time monitoring of the machine and
production lines through an intuitive and customizable interface based on customer needs,
accessible at anytime and anywhere. PerforMate offers functions such as real-time monitoring of
production and analysis of bottlenecks, thus becoming a powerful tool for managing the entire
production line while ensuring data security.

From the laboratory to the industrial development of sustainable packaging
ACMA supports its customers with research activity through the Sustainability Lab, which has
produced unique innovations on the market such as Material Gate – a patented testing unit to
experiment new wrapping materials in twist style. In this way, ACMA can support the green
revolution on several fronts: on the one hand, it supports the producers of wrapping materials for
primary packaging in the development of sustainable and machinable materials; on the other, it
precisely identifies the adjustments to be introduced on the customers’ existing machinery, so that
they can handle the new materials with equal efficiency. At Interpack, Material Gate is shown for
the first time in operation, carrying out tests with sustainable materials produced by leading
companies in the material production sector and partners in the research process.

ACMA is at Interpack 2023, Messe Düsseldorf, from May 4th to 10th , 2023.
Coesia booth: Hall 6, booth D31-E57

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