Monthly Archives: November 2016

Inno.Pro.Wire Update

InnoProWire Radici Group Maccaferri SAMP Sampsistemi

Inno.Pro.Wire, the production of the first manufactured products is ready to start

From theory to praxis: thanks to the cooperation between Maccaferri Industrial Group and RadiciGroup Performance Plastics, a new method for the production of sustainable steel wires will soon be available to the building sector. A training day dedicated to LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire (http://www.lifeinnoprowire.eu/), in order to review the current progress of the project, funded by the European Union and stemming from a partnership between Maccaferri Industrial Group (through its companies Officine Maccaferri SpA and SAMP SpA) and RadiciGroup (through Radici Novacips SpA, headquarters of the Performance Plastics business area). We remember again that this is a challenge which aims to design an innovative process with a lower environmental impact, for producing extruded steel wires to be used for the realisation of metal net protection and containment structures. The sustainability aspect of the project is the use of polyamide-based polymers as a viable alternative to PVC for coating steel wires.

The workshop, organised by Maccaferri and RadiciGroup at the Istituto Chimico Natta in Bergamo, saw the participation, as well as of the students, of Giuseppe Riva, director of Plastics Europe Italy, of Ruggero Targhetta, President of EURIS srl, and of Gioia Garavini of Ecoinnovazione srl.

Giorgio Puggioli, Extrusion Product Manager of Sampsistemi, stated: “The project, which is now in an advanced phase, is a great example of the huge “Made in Italy” potential. What is more, it is the result of an efficient collaboration among three companies specialized in different sectors, who fruitfully work together to improve the project itself by ensuring performance and excellent resultsIn particular, SAMP has studied and designed a cleaning pre-heating wire system with high energy efficiency which is completely independent. Therefore it can be easily installed also within existing extrusion lines”. Moreover, according to our Extrusion Product Manager, “The direct dialogue with the students of the Istituto Natta of Bergamo has been extremely interesting. These young people represent the generation who will give continuity to our project. Besides, we have been glad to show them some interesting opportunities for their future career.”

The LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire project represents a perfect synthesis for students and a concrete application of what they learnt during this course: a complex planning, the development of a material and of a specific process technology based on the application critical issues, and a European method for the environmental enhancement of the manufactured product. It is also an opportunity to increase the positive role carried out by Europe in terms of orientation towards a more environmentally attentive society (circular economy) and financial support for innovation projects (European funds).

 

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23 – 24 November 2016 Wire and cable 2016

Wire and cable 2016 Sampsistemi

On November 23-24, Sampsistemi Engineer Enrico Conte presents: “SAMP solutions for the aluminum wire and cable manufacturing” at the Aluminum Wire & Cable Conference 2016 in Frankfurt.

The main points of the presentations are:

  • Wire-drawing processing challenges of aluminium multiwire
  • Stranding process
  • An insight into SAMP solutions for multiwire flexible manufacturing

The Aluminum Wire & Cable conference and exhibition will assemble aluminum suppliers, wire and cable manufacturers and a multitude of end users will meet in Frankfurt to explore aluminum-based wire cable solution.

For further information about our presence to the Aluminum Wire and Cable Conference or to be better advised on Sampsistemi solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

SAMP celebrates 80th years!

SAMP80

This year SAMP celebrates its 80th anniversary.
When the company began in 1936, the original 15 employees in our first building – a small factory in zola Predosa, near Bologna (Italy) – could not have foreseen that 80 years later, their tiny little business would be a global company operating across 5 continents.

We would like to express our gratitude to the thousands of machine operators, service technicians, engineers, employees and managers that have served our company with loyalty and commitment over these 80 years. As we continue to build a stronger company thanks to the new acquisitions and partnerships worldwide, we fully recognize that our people are the foundations of our long and fruitful success story.

Below some images from the 80th Anniversary dinner

Sampsistemi acquires Euro Extrusion and Euroalpha

Sampssitemi acquisition 2016

We are proud to announce the recent acquisitions of two reputable Italian companies, Euroalpha and Euro Extrusion.

Throughout its 80 years of history, a cornerstone of Sampsistemi has been its culture of innovation that focuses on consistent and continuous research and development aimed at satisfying the growing needs of its global customers.
The acquisitions are in line with the strategy of Sampsistemi to focus its activities in each one of the three market segments in which it operates: drawing, rotating and extrusion equipment for the wire and cable industry. The combined resources will broaden the overall technical know-how, product range and service capabilities, and specialized teams will provide leading high value added solutions on a worldwide basis. Customers will benefit from a more focused approach, higher service level and a new technological boost able to reduce equipment total cost of ownership for wire and cable makers.

Euroalpha, which includes the Euroalpha RM rotating machines division, is a highly experienced and respected manufacturer of wire drawing and stranding machines for the non-ferrous industry, well known for its innovative and reliable equipment, and deep process knowledge. The company has developed a remarkable know-how which complements Sampsistemi very well. Both companies’ product lines will benefit from development of enhancements, technologies and models due to the ability to leverage shared resources and cross-utilization of proven engineering designs. With an expanded and synergized global platform, the capability to serve global markets will be greatly increased.

Euro Extrusion, with its vast experience in the field of lines for coating electrical cables, tire tread extruders and fiber optic cables lines, will contribute to improve the already well-established capacity and expertise of Sampsistemi in the extrusion sector. As a consequence, all R&D and production activities related to the extrusion applications have been moved to a brand new 7,500 sqm Technology Center located in the Milan area.

Sampsistemi intends to strengthen the capability to market and service Euroalpha, Euroalpha RM and Euro Extrusion product portfolio on a global basis, given the distinguishing, unique values of each product line and brand.
The above-mentioned strategic initiative follows the earlier acquisition of Cortinovis do Brasil, a well-known and trusted player in the Brazilian and South American market, which has further strengthened Sampsistemi’s global platform by combining the companies’ decade-long experiences, and giving the distinctive ability to serve key markets with local support.

Sampsistemi, Euroalpha and Euro Extrusion customers will now benefit of a wider global organization that will support its customers from:
Sampsistemi headquarter and main plant based near Bologna, Italy;

  • Euroalpha plant near Vicenza, Italy;
  • Sampsistemi Extrusion new R&D and production plant in the Milan area;
  • Sampsistemi Shanghai in Shanghai China;
  • Cortinovis do Brasil plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo (Sao Paolo) Brazil;
  • SAMP USA plant in Williamsport, MD.

Sampsistemi is a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, an international holding active in 6 main sectors, boasting a turnover of 1.2 billion Euro, 58 production plants and 4,600 employees worldwide.