Macchi to exhibit new 5-layer R-POD Flex line at NPE 2024

On the occasion of the next NPE show (Orlando, Florida, 6-10 May) Macchi will be exhibiting a 5-layer R-POD Flex blown film line representing the latest evolution of the innovative POD Flex system (dedicated to polyolefin), specifically designed for very high productivity and for the use of "secondary" raw materials (regenerated/recycled). 

The 5-layer R-POD Flex line is conceived for sustainable films featuring reduced thickness, perfect sealing and excellent optical and mechanical properties. This new technology allows extremely rapid job changes and, at the same time, minimizes production waste. Thanks to the introduction of important developments both from the technological and automation point of view, the line on display will show how simple it is to switch from high-capacity productions for lamination films, to recycled material productions for industrial packaging.

The line running throughout the NPE show will have the following features:
- extruders configuration 65/65/105/65/65;
- continuous flow hydraulic screen changers;
- triple  flow air ring with integrated automatic profile control system; 
- wax drainage system; 
- frost line scanner; 
- smoke suction system on bubble guide;
- Centro Freeze supporting basket with cooling function; 
- Bo Plus double-station automatic winder;
- Recotrim inline system for side trim recovery;
- Macchi IoT digital solution to perform OEE monitoring, breakdown analytics, predictive maintenance, and to verify production efficiency in real time;
- Macchi WIS (Web Inspection System) for film defects mapping.