Zacmi: machines, complete lines and processing plants for the food industry

Published: 16/03/2021

Established in 1954 in Parma, Zanichelli Meccanica SpA manufactures machinery, complete lines and processing plants for the food industry, under the Zacmi trademark. Represented by over 2,500 installed machines and more than 1,000 customers worldwide, the company relies on a turnover of 30 million Euros, 98% by export and employs more than 110 workers.

Its mission is being a reliable technological partner for the food and beverage industry on a world scale, through long experience, consolidated know-how and unceasing commitment to innovation, supported by research and development activities. 8% of the annual turnover is invested in the in-house Research and Development Department, that engages five dedicated engineers with five pilot plants to define the best solution for customers’ products, and over 2,500 tested products.

Zacmi competences range from filling to seaming, from processing to packaging.

Filling, seaming and packaging

The food and beverage fillers are suitable for solid, liquid and viscous products, in rigid containers, such as glass and plastic bottles and jars, aluminium and tinplate cans. The telescopic filler is designed to fill solid products, whereas the vacuum and piston fillers are more suitable for liquid and solid product filling and finally, the flowmeter filler is ideal for liquid foods.

The automatic oil-lubricated clean design seamer with 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 heads, made entirely of stainless steel, is suitable for closing any rigid round can. The vacuum seamer, available with 6 and 8 heads, handles tinplate and aluminium cans for vegetable and granular products and is provided with very high vacuum level in the chamber (0.9 bars relative pressure). The Double Seam Monitoring (DSM) is a device that monitors seaming in real time, detects any seaming anomalies and/or can and lid defects.

The complete filling and packaging lines designed by Zacmi include: container infeed section, filling closing section, pasteurisation-sterilisation section and, in collaboration with other partners, the labelling and packaging sectio.

Zacmi also offers spiral pasteuriser-coolers, suitable for rigid and flexible containers, and pouches, as well as tunnel pasteuriser-coolers for food products in rigid containers.

The Customer Care portal contains information, technical sheets and updated manuals related to purchased machines, where spare parts can be ordered.

The after-sales service provides technical support and training on installation, commissioning, maintenance services and consulting to improve machine performance. The Remote Access Service (RAS) program connects the company with customers’ machines to monitor and support problem-solving and to update the Software online. The Augmented Reality, available through app, enables customers’ connection with smartphone, tablet and smart glass and the planning of a live training session to increase the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

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