Solid Edge and Femap retool product development process

TATXA | Spain

Solid Edge and Femap retool product development process

TATXA

Case Study

Labeling machine manufacturer retools product development process

TATXA

TATXA engages Solid Edge and Femap to significantly improve start-to-finish operations, reducing costs while improving product form and function

Specializing in the design and production of labeling machines

Sistemas de Etiquetas y Embalaje is widely known to its customers under the trade name TATXA. The company specializes in designing and manufacturing different types of labeling machines, including linear and self-adhesive units as well as rotating units that produce cold or hot glue. TATXA has been developing labeling machines for 40 years and has demonstrated its experience by working with more than 3,000 customers. As a result, the company understands the importance of providing products that deliver added customer value through a personalized and attractive appearance that distinguishes its labeling products from mass-produced packages.

TATXA’s R&D labeling techniques enable the company to propose individualized solutions for its customers’ product and production-specific requirements, as evidenced through its ability to deliver and install more than 4,300 labeling machines with unique characteristics to its customers’ industrial plants. TATXA prides itself on the precision of its machines – precision that ensures the perfect finish of a labeled product, including the adjustment and application of labels in any format or material without incurring unnecessary waste.

From initial design to technical solutions applied during manufacture, TATXA labeling machines are designed as production units capable of delivering maximum yield and industrial reliability. The company’s machines are capable of labeling up to 700 packages per minute, depending on the type of machine and packaging. They are able to affix labels and full/partial wrap-around labels on cylindrical containers, as well as apply packaging on various shapes.

The need for versatility was a key element in the company’s decision to use Solid Edge®software. Simone Casadio, an engineer in TATXA’s Technical Department, notes, “Using Solid Edge to design and develop our machines has resulted in numerous concrete advantages across all levels of the company. For example, our LSales division can present details of the machines to current or prospective customers, integrating rendered images of the machines in photographs of the packaging lines. This type of 3D layout helps the customer optimize its plant’s space, improving the location of the machine and other external elements, such as electrical cabinets and emergency buttons. Moreover, this creates crucial advantages in terms of ergonomics and work quality.”