MIGRATECH 4.0 – THE REVOLUTION IN MICROGRANULATION
The continuous research of the LB laboratories to obtain tiles and ceramic slabs with very high technical qualities in terms of absorption and mechanical resistance homogenously on the entire surface of the tile, confirm that the granulation technologies must take into consideration very fine grinding and mixing of unique and hardly treatable raw materials.
The result of this research is the revolutionary technology Migratech 4.0.
The advantages of the new concept of microgranulation by LB compared to the technologies presented on the marked up to today are the following;
-Total compatibility with Industry 4.0
-Optimization of the technological solution according to the technical characteristics required by the finished product.
-Customization of technology
-Energy consumption reduction
-Reduced environmental impact
-Possibility to realize PORCELAIN TILES and large size tiles combining MIGRATECH with the technology FREESTILE.
The flexibility of Migratech 4.0 allows to use of different plant solutions according to the characteristics of raw materials and of the quality and typology of the finished product. The choice of the optimal plant configuration is driven by the higher achievable energy saving; the selection criteria determines the most convenient technology compared to the management of a wet technology plant.
Two possible cases:
- New plant: the energy saving that you can get by installing a plant Migratech 4.0 compared to a wet based plant, covers the cost of the plant solution.
- Upgrade of existing plant: the investment cost returns thanks to the energy saving generated by the LB solution.
The new technology Migratech 4.0 is covered by international patent.
From september 2017 a pilot plant for 500-1000 kg/hour is available in the LB laboratory to produce granulated powder; thanks to this, it will be possible to test directly the raw materials according to the new microgranulation technology.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s research and innovation program under agreement No 882436