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02 – FILLING the molds 2020-11-18T08:17:09+00:00

THE FILLING MACHINE

Talent’s Filling Machines successfully combine TECHNOLOGY and COST REDUCTION, a combination that for the customer translates in the PRODUCTION CAPACITY / COST PER METER SQUARE ratio at a level of efficiency that is unknown today in the industrial mosaics field.

The technological platform on which they are based is designed to carry out the continuous integration of the latest generation of constantly evolving robotic and digital technologies. This guarantees the infinite adaptation of our machines to the evolution of both the customers’ products and the manufacturing requirements of their industrial mosaics.

The Filling Machines of EVOLUTION and MOLD series operate without tile recirculation, with digital control of the tile’s face-to-view, with digital control of the integrity and size of the tiles with the subsequent automatic rejection due to non-compliance, with the entire selection process of the tiles executed before the molding process and with the possibility of assembling SQUARE or RECTANGULAR mosaic sheets with any size of tiles of which they are compiled.

In the EVOLUTION version, the tile molds are newly designed, mechanically perfect, non-deformable, economical, lightweight, production easy to find in any industrial district and eliminate the use of the classic plastic molds typical of the mosaics sector.

The machines in the MOLD version fill the classic plastic molds, whether they are SQUARE or RECTANGULAR, which are then feed to any version of Sticking Machine.

The CRISTAL versions adopt the historical traditional technology of filling trays with the technique of the recirculation of the tiles and the recognition of the face-to-view of the same through channels with mechanical overturning with descent by gravity.

FILLING MACHINE SKILLS

SERIES OF MACHINES

EVOLUTION Series

The EVOLUTION series is designed to be connected in line with Talent’s Sticking Machine Evolution, thus creating a completely automatic System Line that begins with the loading of loose tiles and ends with the exit of the bonded mosaic sheets ready for packaging. This machine solution does not require the use of classic plastic molds.

  • Mosaic tiles in formats from 2,5×2,5 cm to 5×5 cm – Larger formats on request  
  • Mosaic tiles in SQUARE and RECTANGULAR formats with any type of tile
  • Operation without recirculation of tiles 
  • Digital recognition of the tile’s face-to-view with automatic tilting
  • Digital control of the integrity and the shape of the tiles with automatic selection and rejection
  • Quality control, selection and rejection of tiles made before the molding process
  • Dynamic colour changeover with minimum production downtime 
  • Format changeovers in 30 minutes
  • Molding in new generation ‘BLISTER’ molds, mechanically perfect, economical and easy to find 
  • Dimensions of the molds slots adaptive to the variable callipers of the same nominal tile format 

MOLD Series

The MOLD series is designed to work separately from our Sticking Machines, to be used both as a stand-alone machine and in line with Sticking Machines, creating in this last case a fully automatic System Line inter-connected via conveyor. This machine solution fills both the SQUARE and RECTANGULAR classic plastic molds used in the mosaics sector.

  • Mosaic tiles in formats from 2,5×2,5 cm to 5×5 cm – Larger formats on request  
  • Mosaic tiles in SQUARE and RECTANGULAR formats with any type of tile
  • Operation without recirculation of tiles 
  • Digital recognition of the tile’s face-to-view with automatic tilting
  • Digital control of the integrity and the shape of the tiles with automatic selection and rejection
  • Quality control, selection and rejection of tiles made before the molding process
  • Dynamic colour changeover with minimum production downtime 
  • Format changeover in 30 minutes
  • Molding in classic plastic molds used in the industrial mosaics sector

CRISTAL PLUS Series

The CRISTAL PLUS series of Filling Machine is made up of ‘traditional’ machines, with mechanical operation and recirculation of the tiles.
Being traditional is their strength, they excel in simplicity, flexibility and the ability to adapt to any tile format, with rare exceptions.
The PLUS versions are equipped with a conveyor for moving the molds and with an automatic loading de-stacker for the same molds which are fed without production stops.
The conveyor can be recirculating, with the molds attached to the conveyor, or with powered belts for the automatic transfer of the molds to our Sticking Machines.

  • Mosaic tiles in formats from 2,0 x 2,0 cm to 5×5 cm – Larger formats on request  
  • Mosaic tiles in SQUARE and RECTANGULAR formats with any type of tile
  • Operation with recirculation of tiles 
  • Mechanical recognition of the tile’s face-to-view through channels with mechanical overturning
  • Colour changeover with minimum production downtime 
  • Format changeover in 30 minutes
  • Molding in the classic plastic molds used in the industrial mosaics sector 
  • Automatic molds loading / unloading
  • Average production from 500 to 600 square meters per shift, with SQUARE and RECTANGULAR molds respectively

CRISTAL Series

It is our series of entry level machines, with manual loading / unloading, but of exceptional effectiveness and flexibility.
They are stand-alone machines, which can be in single unit or organized in series to have high daily productivity, while ensuring unbeatable agility in colour and / or format changes.
In single units they are ideal for small batch productions that require continuous colour changes.
Arranged in series, they can guarantee the same productivity as the CRISTAL PULS series, but making it easier, for the production managers, to manage production batches of widely varying square meters.
This series of machines also fills the classic plastic molds used in the mosaic sector, whether they are SQUARE or RECTANGULAR.

  • Mosaic tiles in formats from 2,0 x 2,0 cm to 5×5 cm – Larger formats on request  
  • Mosaic tiles in SQUARE and RECTANGULAR formats with any type of tile
  • Operation with recirculation of tiles 
  • Mechanical recognition of the tile’s face-to-view through channels with mechanical overturning
  • Colour changeover with minimum production downtime 
  • Format changeover in 30 minutes
  • Molding in the classic plastic molds used in the industrial mosaics sector 
  • Manual molds loading / unloading by operator
  • Average production from 200 to 300 square meters per shift, with SQUARE and RECTANGULAR molds respectively

TILES LOADING SYSTEM

The Filling Machines can be equipped with a motorized INFEED Conveyor on which the loose tiles are loaded.
Talent has 4 different standard solutions to load the loose tiles on the conveyor, which can work as single units, as units arranged in series or can work by combining devices with different operating modes.

STATIC HOPPER an iron hopper, equipped with a chute in the lower part to gravity feed the tiles onto the INFEED Conveyor. Docking boxes containing the previously mixed batches of tiles to be produced are positioned on the frame of the hopper.

TILTING BODY STANDARD this is an electro-hydraulic device inside of which the docking boxes with the batches of tiles to be produced are loaded. This device gently feeds the tiles onto the INFEED Conveyor gradually tilting in a controlled manner using an electro-hydraulic system.

TILTING BODY LINEAR a linear vibrating hopper is added on the exit of the Tilting Body Standard with the purpose of performing an initial screening and removal of the glass powders and of the smallest debris contained in the batches of tiles.

TILTING BODY SCALE a scale is added to the Tilting Body Linear to weigh the exact quantity of tiles to be dosed onto the INFEED Conveyor. This is useful so as to be able to dose only the required quantity of tiles from a docking box, such as the correct amount for an order, or to dose custom colour mixes managed ‘in line’ in combination with other Tilting Body Scale arranged along the Filling Machine.