SICA SpA is now part of the umati community
What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
With umati, Sica can provide its customers with the latest technology in the fields of machine communication standards, Industry 4.0, and IIoT.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
Umati allows Sica to be an integral part in the development and installation of the latest innovations in the field of machine-to-machine data exchange, which means our customers can connect SICA’s machines to one another in a production line.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
For Sica, the expansion of the umati initiative to the whole mechanical industry would be an important contribution to the standardization of technical solutions for machine interfaces.
About SICA SpA
Sica, is a globally renowned Italian producer of downstream equipment for plastic pipes: haul-offs, saws, belling machines, packaging machines, automation and ancillary equipment.
It promotes 200 different machine models, sells around 400 machines per year, exports 95% of its products worldwide.
It was established in Alfonsine (Italy) in 1962, and it employs approximately 150 people in its two Italian locations, feeding an important number of nearby suppliers.
Sica has two more companies abroad, SPM in India and Sica America Corporation in USA.
The company is powered by a strong drive to deliver value for customers, employees, shareholders, stakeholders and suppliers, while also pursuing honest business practice that is respectful of people and of the environment.
It is financially solid, and it is devoted to research and development to boost the profitability of its customers and works actively to safeguard its industrial heritage. It has approximately 25 active patents.
Sica wants to be recognized as a leading “green” and socially responsible company that anticipates the needs of customers in a 4.0 world.
The company contributes to saving energy and raw materials, and to keeping the environment clean and safe. All its latest research and development efforts are aimed at going green and bringing pipe producers savings while contributing to a better world. Some practical examples are the following:
Swarfless cut and chamfer technology for PVC pipes which saves raw materials, eliminates recycling, reduces maintenance costs, and assures a clean and noiseless environment by cutting and chamfering pipes without removing material.
Belling machines with short-wave ovens that differently from traditional ones, are active only during the heating phase and for the time needed to reach the final set temperature of the material, thus reducing energy consumption and avoiding scrap material.
Sica machines are ready for Industry 4.0. Data are an asset both for the customer and for Sica in order to control and optimize processes, products and service.
Service is in fact vital to customers, and Sica is pursuing ways to improve diagnostic checks and troubleshooting to prevent failures.
Its multilingual customer care team can provide both on-site and remote assistance. Furthermore, customers can easily find parts to order through a user-friendly Spare Parts Portal supported by an extensive spare parts storage for fast delivery worldwide.
60 years of know-how are a big asset for customers, and Sica is aware of this and wants to continue building on experience through training and innovation.