Eldon has partnered with Sollas since the year 1998. Eldon met the needs of the company by providing innovative enclosures that allowed Sollas deliver renowned flexible and adaptable packaging technology solutions and machines.
Sollas, a family-owned Dutch packaging technology company, has successfully expanded over the past sixty-five years across Europe in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Sollas over wrappers and banding machines can be found in various industries, such as cosmetics and perfume, tea and coffee, pharmaceuticals, stationary, digital-media, tobacco, and confectionary.
The new advanced machine from Sollas is the revolutionary FSX, the world’s first fully servo-driven overwrapping machine. The engineering of the FSX places huge demands on the quality of the components used in the machine. That was the reason why Sollas has chosen Eldon’s mild-steel semi-compact, single door enclosure.
The Sollas SX is another example of a state-of-the-art overwrapping machine designed to package both single and bundles at medium and high speeds. The SX packaging machine is flexible and robust but easy to use so this design required Eldon to customize the size of its mild-steel, double door enclosures to assure that it will be a perfect match with the machine.
Eldon’s technical designers developed a special sized enclosure with a depth of 400mm to make room for the SX’s servo drive, to ensure that Eldon’s promise to provide customers tailor-made solutions was delivered. Eldon also customized its enclosures with transparent windows in the door at the special request of Sollas cosmetics industry customer who wanted the control panels to be visible without the need to open the door.
Sollas has developed an innovative packing machine for the champagne industry called the ‘Bottle packer’. Given the nature of the environment in which the bottle-packing machine is used, Sollas opted for Eldon’s tried and tested ASR stainless steel enclosures, designed to provide cleanliness and ingress protection as well as high resistance to corrosion due to the ingress of the water and cleaning requirements.
Ype Jan van Slooten, Eldon NV Account Manager, stated that Eldon strives to provide high quality enclosures and accessories at the best possible price. He also said that allowing flexibility to the customer makes it possible for them to order pre-mounted thermal management accessories and most of Eldon’s other standard accessories thus making it easier to simplify the customers work and save their time.