Cavit, a wine producer based in Italy, has selected multinational packaging systems manufacturer OCME for the production of new centralized palletising plant for n. 3 packaging lines and shift to a new automated warehouse.

In its bid to increase revenue and cut down manufacturing costs, Cavit looked to invest in a new automated warehouse and a centralised palletising system for three lines, which is expandable to four lines, in 2009.

The winery scouted for a single one stop arrangement for product storage, palletising and wrapping with stretch film for the total output of the four filling lines.

The winery’s each of the four lines produce 180 cartons per minute consisting of 45 cartons per minute with six bottles.

After the completion of labelling, weight and shape confirmation, the pallets need to be transferred to the new automated warehouse via two automatic elevators / descenders, which include a drop of each pallet from a height of 5m and transportation.

OCME chose the use of two automatic palletisers fitted with a centralised unit for the storage of packages and palletising two lines.

Each palletiser can palletise two different products at the same time on two pallets: EURO (1200 X 800) CHEP (1000 X 1200) and 960 x 1060 mm.

Each palletiser uses new rotating system, separation, division and production of the packing layer trough manipulators.

The Italian winery selected OCME for the installation of the new palletising system on the basis of operational cost efficiency, dependability of packaging handling and centralisation of all production data, statistics and solutions to ease equipment operation and automated creation of new palletising programs.

OCME has installed similar palletiser units in different food and beverage companies, including Barilla, Plasmon, De Cecco, Buton and United Distillers (UK).

Established in 1950, Cavit produces products sourced from 4,500 wine growers and 11 wineries.

OCME first installed automatic case packers wrap-around for Cavit in 1976.