Dry Squaring Speed is a jewel of technology that has conquered the market for its energy efficiency, productivity and versatility
Sassuolo, 3 September 2015. Less than a year since it was first launched at Tecnargilla 2014, the Dry Squaring Speed machine from Ancora is already a commercial success that demonstrates the SITI B&T Group’s natural talent for research, quality and innovation.
Dry Squaring Speed is also available in an XXL version for large-format tiles and has proved extremely popular for its performance in markets such as Italy, Spain, Iran and Mexico. It is a compact machine capable of dry squaring all kinds of ceramic material including porcelain tile with the greatest ease. Along with the major advantages of the dry process, including energy saving (ceramic products do not need to be dried after squaring), cost savings and eco-friendliness (a dryer and sludge separator are no longer required) and low maintenance, it also stands out for its very rapid operation.
This high throughput is achieved by the grinding wheels which turn at more than double the speed of those used in the traditional wet process. The 4 kWh high-speed spindles equipped with a cooling system and special grinding wheels are capable of removing large thicknesses of material with a high degree of efficiency, maintaining a speed of 30 metres a minute even with porcelain and bringing 30% energy savings.
Thanks to an exclusive patented technology, the compressed air used for cooling the spindles is also utilised for cleaning the tools during processing, thereby maintaining the grinding wheels in the best possible condition. The precise and rapid positioning device with ergonomic adjustment, also available in a pneumatically controlled version, ensures that the squaring lines maintain very high production rates and produce perfectly perpendicular sides even in the case of large-format tiles.
Ancora is a leading manufacturer of complete plants for ceramic tile finishing and third-party processing. Its technology for polishing, honing, cutting, grinding and protective treatment of ceramic tiles is currently used on almost 1,000 lines installed in 40 countries worldwide.
In February 2015, Ancora joined SITI B&T Group along with its Spanish and Brazilian branches and the subsidiaries Cimas (industrial mechanical structures) and HiCoat Coating System (protective treatments for polished and honed porcelain).
SITI B&T Group is a manufacturer of complete plants for the world ceramic industry with a strong presence in all global markets. It delivers outstanding technological solutions and innovative services with a special focus on energy efficiency and reducing production costs.
SITI B&T Group operates through the following divisions: Tile (complete plants for tile production), Ancora (finishing), Projecta Engineering and Digital Design (digital decorating machines and digital graphic design projects) and B&T White (complete plants for sanitaryware). The Group currently has a turnover of around 180 million euros and an export share of more than 80 percent.
SITI B&T Group S.p.A.