The EPG Range, tested and approved by SHS Italia
Tell us about yourself
- SHS ITALIA is a company specialized in the production of complex technical gaskets and O-Rings in rubber and silicone.
- Our customers operate in various market sectors, the main ones being food and beverages, electrical and electronic components, microtechnologies, gas and sanitary, automotive and e-mobility, measurement technologies.
Focus on the workshop
REP: How many REP presses do you have in your plant? What are the presses in question?
EPG presses are originally developed by RPM s.r.l.,
now a member and subsidiary of the REP group.
REP: Why this choice of models precisely? What advantages and characteristics can we attribute to them?
SHS: If we were to group them into 4 main points, we would say:
We keep under control the consumption of the machine, this allows us to manage the energy price increase without impact on our selling price on the market, it means that we can be competitive.
RPM supported us during the design of our working station and helped us by cooperating with all the other suppliers for cold runner system, temperature control units, heating plates. The result is that we have “built a system” instead of “buy a machine."
REP: What about the ergonomics of the workstation? How can REP machines be differentiated from other models?
SHS: Compact dimensions allowed us to reduce movements of the operators (fewer daily steps), create efficiency in our layout, by a best use of the same space. We reduced the operator’s perceived temperature, by a development of the heating systems of the machine.
Focus on the production
REP: For which use(s) and type of production do you require REP machines?
SHS: We use RPM machines mainly for the production of O-rings and technical articles, even complex ones, but for which automatic operation of the press is possible.
REP: To what extent are these machines a real advantage for you in terms of productivity?
- An automatic molding cycle has certain and repeatable time, that means a certain productivity rate
- An automatic cycle means fewer manual operations, that means less variation during the process, in other terms a best controlled process
- Using a reliable automatic machine, means that the operators can focus on added value activities without unexpected operations on the machine
Focus on the finished product
"The versatility, simplicity and wealth of information of REP presses allow us to analyze every aspect in detail to transform ideas into concrete work."
REP & you
REP: How long have you been a REP Customer?
SHS: For 4 years.
REP: What made you come to REP more than to any other company?
SHS: We chose REP because for us it symbolizes:
REP: What are your future goals and challenges to complete?
SHS: Our business plan foresees a new step for 6 new machines in the next two years.