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More Than 100 People Attend Open House Event at OMET Facilities

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The OMET Folding Experience open house closed with great success, big turnout and memorable demos on the machines: more than 100 people visited the OMET factories in Lecco and Valmadrera, transferred by shuttle from the Tissue World fair in Milan, taking the opportunity to see the OMET machines for the tissue industry.

At Tissue World, the OMET staff illustrated the wide portfolio for the production and converting for tissue products like napkins, placemats, interfolded and non-interfolded towels and facial tissue. But the greater attraction of the fair was the opportunity to visit the OMET plants in Lecco and Valmadrera by shuttle to see five production lines working, each one with its own peculiarity.

At the Lecco plant, guests saw the high technology of the new TV840 Tronic, high performance automatic line for napkins with five printing units allowing rapid job changeover and automatic register set-up. The servomotors and the cameras on the line make the whole production process extremely simple, without need of any manual intervention.

OMET answered the growing interest in digital technology with the TV503 line equipped with the Chameleon variable data inkjet digital printing unit, a direct-print system able to receive files and print them directly onto the napkins using simple pdf, jpg or other common formats. Guests of the open house received personalized napkins printed with photos taken of their welcome at the factory, and saw several job changes. Simply by uploading digital files to the Chameleon unit software, the line was able to pass in a few seconds from printing photos to full background images with beautiful Italian landscapes, branded images or cartoons.

The TV503 XP, single line for napkins with servo-motorized prints, was equipped with a point-to-point embossing unit printing in 3 colors: it showed a perfect point-to-point embossing at a speed of 550 meters per minute on 290 mm 2-ply napkins.

At the Valmadrera factory, visitors witnessed record performances such as the 900 m/min speed achieved by the OMET TV840 with TEKNA Multipack packaging machine, producing packets of unprinted single-ply napkins, 325 mm format. The other TV840 line here in demo showed OMET's ability to satisfy its customers’ needs with a new high pack kit for 1/8 folding, unique on the market.

OMET Group, with its companies OMET SRL, O-PAC and subsidiaries in China, Spain, United States and Czech Republic, is one of the most important and dynamic industrial organizations in Lombardy, northern Italy. The group employs global wide 600 people.

OMET SRL, founded in Lecco in 1963, is organized in three business units: Packaging Printing machines (narrow and mid web printing machines); Tissue converting (machines for the production of napkins, paper towels and table mats); and Systems in Motion (production of special and standard ball bearings, trolleys, handling systems).

O-Pac, founded in 1989, works in partnership with leading brands in the cosmetic, pharmacy and distribution industries for the design and the production of wet-wipes for any purpose, as well as innovative solutions like gloves, pads and sheet masks. 



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