Sitem invests in two further Smartlines from Schuler
Posted on 17 Sep 2021 and read 776 times
In 2019, Italy-based Sitem SpA
ordered two Smartline high-speed presses from Germany-based Schuler
for the manufacture of electric motor laminations. This investment proved so successful that the family-owned company has now bought another two identical machines.
The latest SA315S type presses feature solutions from Schuler’s “Digital Suite’ for production, process and condition monitoring. Operators can check press forces and production parameters on their desktop PC, smartphone or any other mobile device.
However, Sitem has also been impressed by the machines’ mechanical properties. They can process coil gauges of just 0.2mm, thus improving the efficiency of the electric motors. Furthermore, Schuler’s high-speed press offers an output of up to 400 strokes per min, while die life is extended thanks to the depth penetration control and slide guidance without play.
Sitem produces a wide range of magnetic laminations for electric motors and generators with powers ranging from 0.09 to 30kW, according to the customer's drawing or catalogue. Among others, the drives are built into forklifts, pumps, automotive applications, pressure washers or air conditioning compressors. The company was established in 1974 in the Cannaiola di Trevi area, which is still the group’s headquarters.
With Maria Landa Scarca Bartoloni taking over the management, Sitem took up a significant position at national and international level as a manufacturer of magnetic laminations for any application.
In 1995 her son, Giovanni Bartoloni, was appointed as CEO. With several acquisitions, he has expanded the company and increased the number of employees from 100 to 800. His son, Marco Bartoloni, entered in 2010 and represents the third generation of the family business.