Exhibition “Metal-Expo 2018”, the most significant event in steel-making industry, was held in Moscow at VDNKh on November 13 – 16, 2018. The fair hosted 560 exhibiting companies and over 30 000 visitors. Specially for the event Specta has developed a number of new comprehensive solutions in packaging and labeling, which considerably facilitate the final goods packing process.
Specta automatic packaging solutions comprise retrofit installation, maintenance, delivery of spare parts and sealing heads, and supply of the automatic and semi-automatic packaging machines.
Now goods packing and strapping requires minimum operator’s involvement. Exhibition visitors could fully realize this looking at the operation of an automatic machine for strapping small diameter pipes with polyester strap. This type of equipment has a lot of additional functions such as automatic installation of edge protectors under the load, bottom automatic bunk applicators, and compression of the load.
It is important for steelworkers that steel strapping machines can operate with hot products, which temperature can reach 800°C! It helps manufacturers to reduce significantly the operation time at the packaging area.
All equipment items supplied by SPECTA for specific clients are customized as they are designed with regard to the individual requirements of the production facility. It is worth noting that SPECTA experts render further assistance during equipment operation, which includes maintenance service, as well as delivery of required spare parts and personnel training on equipment operation.
Specta experts not only demonstrated new equipment, but also discussed with potential clients the possibilities of modernization of equipment — the company developed its own innovations for this purpose.
By tradition, the stand visitors could test in practice the new models of pneumatic strapping tools: Specta Samurai, Specta Katana, and Specta Sumo. The tools are characterized with high power and are intended for operation in particular difficult conditions.
Specta produces high quality steel and polyester straps for all types of strapping tools. The coils of Jumbo size were demonstrated specially for the companies using automatic equipment.
Strap wastes’ recycling is facilitated by means of chopper, the machine that shreds the strap residues.
Beside automatic machines and tools, exhibition visitors showed great interest in thermo-transfer printers operating with tags and labels of Specta Papyrus, Specta Ultraplast, and Specta Polyplast. These recent developments can be used at production facilities requiring high mechanical and thermal strength.
SPECTA experts provided more than 250 consultations, conducted negotiations with the leading steelmaking companies, and discussed delivery schedules for 2019.
The company participated in the contest of the Internet sites of steelmaking companies and became the prizewinner in the nomination Actuality/Relevance; and was awarded with а cup of the exhibition organizers for stand design and professional operation.