Cheque-Mates operate a state of the art Sitma C80/750 Plastic Wrapping systems across all sites. Sitma is internationally recognized as the market leader in plastic wrapping. Our Sitma has five Onsert/Insert stations + a book shuttle feeder.
It's a bold claim to make that your product is the most successful in the world, but Sitma believes that, in the polywrapping market, it has just that. The C80/750 was launched in 1975 and, according to Richard Maclean, sales director at UK agent Integra International, the machine has built up a solid reputation.
It was the bread and butter machine of the polywrapping industry, he says. And plenty agreed, with more than 2,000 machines sold worldwide, 250 of those in the UK.
Sitma has a solid background in the market. The Italian family-owned business was founded in 1965 and its roots came from the packaging industry. It then branched out into envelope enclosing and inserting, stackers, feeders and bundle wrapping machines. Integra has been Sitma’s UK agent since 1969.
Originally, two versions of Sitma’s polywrapper were launched: the C80/750-I, which ran at speeds of 12,000 products per hour (pph); and the C80/750-0, capable of 15,000pph. While the 750-I that Cheque-Mates employ can produce a thicker pack, the 750-0 produced packs with a shorter height. Developments over the years meant the machines benefited from updated controls, giving them a better optimisation of jobs.
In addition, many feeder options are available for sectors including newspapers, magazines, books and examination papers, with an unlimited number of feeders possible. Cheque - Mates SITMA fleet are all equipped with five hoppers plus a booklet feeder
It’s these developments, alongside its robustness, that have helped the C80/750 maintain its popularity in the market. Recently we have added online inkjetting to personalise directly onto flysheets and booklets.
These features allow maximum flexibility to handle all of your customers' needs.