BERGI’s cutting-edge technologies

The Veneto-based company’s jewels include the Attiva buffing machine and the Starlux press.

At the latest Tanning Tech, BERGI’s booth housed a line of three machines with the Attiva through-feed belt buffing machine at the center, a plant created to process leathers that require a cold processing and high efficiency dust discharging. So it is ideal for vegetable-tanned leathers, greased leathers, automotive stuccoed splits, and even reel material. Among the main technical features, in addition to the unquestionably solid structure since all Bergi grinders are equipped with their own base, we count the large opening of both the upper protective casing and the leather introduction system, features that facilitate cleaning and maintenance, to the benefit of productivity. As well as all the latest models, Attiva is equipped with its own touch-screen display with internet connection both to facilitate possible remote assistance and for uploading recipes and working parameters. The buffing machine was paired with Ariosa, a 4-head through-feed dedusting machine that has recently been renewed in terms of its construction, particularly to facilitate cleaning and control operations without the need to disassemble it.

A key machine in all those production stages that generate residues such as buffing and dry shaving. Installed at the exit of the deduster was Compact, a traditional stacker for depositing leathers on a pallet or stand in the S version optimized for small skins. Another focal point of the Bergi booth was the Starlux, the “queen” of rotary presses for continuous ironing, sandblasting and light embossing. This is an ideal machine for those who need to iron with pressure any kind of leather and soft leathers without compacting them, to process waxed leathers without changing their colours, to give an excellent glazing effect on the tops of the embossed leathers or shine the top of milled leathers. Presented at the fair was the SV combination model where S stands for soft (lighter, almost touch processing) and V for geometric variation in that thanks to an additional felt, it is possible to increase the contact time of the leather with the hot roller to optimize ironing or obtain a more defined leather print.