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Betta Sanitaryware Installs AVM Machine from Sacmi

October 11, 2011
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South African company Betta Sanitaryware recently purchased and started up an AVM machine from Sacmi for the high-pressure casting of WC bowls using porous resin molds. The cutting-edge machine reportedly provides outstanding flexibility due to the range of configurations and the specifications of the casting module. In addition, it allows pre-drying of pieces in an air-conditioned, hyper-ventilated environment and loading of the dryer bar trucks. The modules themselves also allow automatic green finishing of the piece and, in the configuration in which each casting module is associated with a robot, it is even possible to proceed with piece finishing in fully automatic mode.

Reportedly suitable for the production of all WC types, the AVM 150 casts a mold that is divided into a number of elements ranging from four (simple open-rim WC) to seven (closed-rim, floor-mounted WC). The key advantage of this technology is that the rim is glued on while the piece is still held in the mold.

The AVM 150 has been equipped with advanced yet user-friendly control software, while the ceramic supports have been redesigned to allow flexibility with respect to the product being manufactured.

For more information, visit www.sacmi.com.

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