Hierros y Transformados Metalpanel S.A. choses Saip equipment
Saip has supplied a Contitech sandwich panel production line to Hierros y Transformados – Metalpanel. The Spanish company is one of the leading European companies in the manufacturing of sandwich panels. Production plant and headquarters are based near Toledo.
The company designs and builds cladding panels, mainly for facades, roofs and freezers which find application in the construction of industrial buildings, agricultural facilities, cold chain, offices and housing, among others. According to application and final result desired, panels can be either finished with steel, aluminum, copper, wood imitation and corten-steel. The factory in Toledo is installed on an area of 100,000 m2 and has a production capacity which today reaches daily production volumes up to 18,000 m2.
Adrian Navarro, CEO Grupo Hierros y Transformados – Metalpanel, said: “In Metalpanel we have always been clear our vocation of service and reinvestment in machinery that diversifies product and provides value to the market of industrial enclosures. And with the three lines that we had active until a few months ago, our capabilities for developing new products and new markets were almost complete. We had decided that we wanted to expand capacities and develop new sandwich panels, and of course also improve the quality.”
The line supplied to Metalpanel is based on Contitech technology. It is fully automated and versatile, which means that it can manufacture different kind of panels, either with rigid and flexible substrates, such as:
- tile panels
- tile panels with aluminum foil internal substrate
- cold room panels
- sterile rooms panels
Its foaming section is composed by an infrared preheating oven and by a 30 m double belt press conveyor, characterised by an electric lifting system and direct-gas heating. The foaming machine operates with six components. It uses pentane as blowing agent and the injection of the foam is made by comb fixed system. The cutting section is provided with a sturdy cutter, specially designed by Saip for the customer. It ensures a good visibility of the blade and a perfect cut, free of scraps and waste.