In the field of Research & Development, the Group invests resources, finances and energy - around 7% of total turnover - to design high-performance solutions and is constantly committed to the development of applications that can be sustainable, with low energy and material consumption.
An emblematic case of high performance is Robopac's Helix Max automatic rotary arm winder in combination with a state-of-the-art plastic film. Thanks to its special pre-stretch carriage, - which can be pre-stretched by up to 300% (i.e. 1 metre of film can be stretched by up to 4 metres) - patented with two 500 mm strip reels (which, superimposed, form a strip of approx. 1,000 mm), Helix Max makes the impossible possible: an extremely tear-resistant winding cycle, superior to any traditional system, which reduces downtime due to film breaks.
By using the best plastic films on the market, Helix Max achieves exceptional results: the same mechanical performance with a 55% increase in tear resistance and the same impact resistance compared to thicker films; a 31% reduction in stretch film used and a 20% reduction in cost per pallet; better performance in terms of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) thanks to a 46% water saving, a 32% energy saving and a 34% reduction in carbon footprint.
The advantages do not end there: Helix Max can in fact also be equipped with the patented Cube Technology system. This application allows the stretch film handling values to be modified up to 12 times during the wrapping cycle, directly from the control panel: a solution designed to accurately manage the application of the film and to significantly reduce material consumption, from 20 to 70% compared to traditional trolleys, in favour of quality and optimisation of the entire process.
This data is recorded through daily experimentation within the TechLab, the network of laboratories for research and optimisation of palletised load stabilisation that the Group has equipped itself with, and which is now recognised worldwide. With the aim of reducing energy and material consumption, while guaranteeing maximum packaging safety, the Group attests to its customers a reduction of up to 55% in damage to goods during transport and material savings of up to 60%.