Virto-Cuccolini in the front row for you at SOLIDS Parma

Virto-Cuccolini, exhibiting at SOLIDS Parma to present its new screening solutions


From June 14th to 15th, the Italian edition of SOLIDS, the trade show for granules, powders and bulk material handling, will take place for the first time in Parma Fiere. Virto-Cuccolini’s booth is number C01 and will literally be in the front row to showcase its sieving solutions for solid and liquid separation and classification.

Furthermore, new vibrating sieving equipment specific ranges for innovative sectors will be introduced: recovery of metal powders in Additive Manufacturing AM or the already well-known superfood spirulina harvesting; and also the new multi-frequency sieving system, specific for the pharmaceutical sector and critical or fine powders.

Additionally, in the Aftermarket Division area you will be able to directly meet those who work beside you to guarantee Virto-Cuccolini’s vibrating sieves excellent and long-lasting performance through our specialized Spare Parts Services, and technical advice on periodic maintenance and assistance.

Finally, Virto-Cuccolini will be happy to receive its visitors accompanied by the Cuccolini Center & Southern Italy detachment, whose participation will promote the new exclusive partnership project to strengthen the presence of Virto-Cuccolini in the whole Italian territory.


Come visit us! CLICK HERE to get our invitation for Solids Parma 2023!

Please bear in mind to click on “Schließen” and then select your language to proceed with registration.

Is total automation really responding to the daily needs of its users? In the constant dialogue with our customer base, divergent positions concerning this topic are emerging.

In the 3D printing market, there are various existing solutions for the recovery of metal powders following the Additive Manufacturing printing process. These technologies have developed with the prospect of becoming increasingly automated.

However, Virto-Cuccolini’s new solution combines ease of use with accurate screening performance for the recycling and reconditioning of metal powders.

In fact, the 3D-500 system covers numerous end users’ daily demands:

A technically complete and ready-to-use unit in its full-optional version: This is a sieving solution, specifically designed for fine powders, with predisposition for inert gas purging and oxygen level sensor; it also includes a mesh cleaning system to prevent mesh clogging and a PLC panel configured to control the sieve’s working logic together with inertising, and eventually data exchange with the rest of the plant;

Easy disassembly for easy cleaning: Opening the machine without tools allows reducing cleaning phases; the quick clamps that hold the unit tight are designed to keep the components’ quality unchanged over time, even when handled daily;

Simple maintenance, also thanks to the constant support of the Virto-Cuccolini Aftermarket Division

– The vibrating sieve unit can be offered with flexible sleeves and collection containers -bins- for product handling, according to customer needs; it’s also possible to customize inlet and outlet connections to suit any AM configuration requirement.

As a new type of Additive Manufacturing process, 3D printing with metal powders is currently in full development, and Virto-Cuccolini is pleased to support customers who intend to reclaim their metal powder batches, carrying out their recovery through fine vibrating sieving. Our system, also designed to reduce operational costs, helps preserving the quality of these precious raw materials, essential for the AM industry supply chains.


Do you want to know more about the Virto-Cuccolini 3D-500 system? Send us your request using the form below!

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    As we could observe over time, Virto-Cuccolini vibrating screens have always been synonymous with quality as used screens too.

    Among the reasons that customers give for choosing one of our used sieves compared to those of other brands, we have for example the fact that, obviously if well maintained, a Virto-Cuccolini screen can last even twenty or thirty years. We can also confirm this through the requests for spare parts that reach our Aftermarket Division!

    If you are planning to buy a used Virto-Cuccolini industrial sieve, here are some simple recommendations:

    – Check that the identification plate with the serial number is present; it will be useful to require us information where necessary

    – Check the year of production: if it is prior to 2000, it is necessary to check with our Aftermarket Division that the spare parts are still available

    – Preferably, buy our vibrating screens from companies specialized in the resale of industrial used items, because they carry out the necessary checks before their purchase and can advise you on the possible use of the sieve; Virto-Cuccolini’s Aftermarket Division staff can also support you in this verification based on your new application

    – Before starting to use your used Virto-Cuccolini screen, our Aftermarket Division is available to give you the necessary assistance to find out how it should be used, to receive user and maintenance manuals and other advice for the right adjustment

    To contact our Aftermarket Division, write to: indicating the serial number of the screen in question (and possibly attach a photo).

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      Are you planning to include a Virto-Cuccolini sieve within your plant?

      Let’s go through some important tips concerning installation and use within a plant so that you can get out the best from Virto-Cuccolini sieving equipment and avoid later issues.

      A vibrating or tumbling sieve is a piece of equipment which – differently from any other comparable processing equipment – needs to move.

      Of course, a sieve must be firmly installed on the ground or on a suitable structure, studied to exclude resonance phenomenon both when the sieve is running dry or with the product. In case such a phenomenon appears, please consider reinforcing the structure accordingly.

      Apart from the bottom part of the sieve, which hosts fixation holes (in its basement or frame), the rest of the sieve structure is moving during the sieving process by vibration or tumbling.

      Therefore, the sieve needs to be installed in a suitable area in which no other rigid structure is present around the sieve in a position that may interfere with the sieve’ movements.

      Analogously, all inlets and outlets must have a flexible connection, in a minimum measure covering 1.5 times the diameter of the inlet or outlet (i.e. diameter 200 mm requires a flexible connection D200 with a minimum height of 300 mm). This means that feeding and discharging equipment shall remain at a reasonable distance from the sieve. Moreover, flanges are not suitable for connection; nothing shall hang from the outlets but the flexible connection alone.

      The sieve is supported by springs; in case the springs are bending or inclined, this means that something is interfering with the sieve stability (maybe some other piping) and a check around the sieve is required.

      Moreover, around the sieve, there must be enough room to allow periodical checks and maintenance. Consider for instance that the mesh supporting ring, whose dimensions are equal to the diameter of the sieve, may need to be disassembled from the machine to allow mesh replacement. With medium and big diameters and depending on the height at which the sieve is installed if not directly at the ground floor, lifting equipment may be needed to carry out this replacement.

      Another important concept to remember is that a sieve can never be used as a buffer. Meshes and their supporting ring are not engineered to support weight, but just a time-limited passage of product through the mesh. Product weighing on the mesh may cause the mesh to relax or even mesh breakage, apart from being a major disruption within the range of allowed vibrations, potentially damaging so the structure of the sieve.

      Should you have any questions concerning sieves installation, do not hesitate to contact Virto-Cuccolini and receive guidance!

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        With more than 20.000 sieves installed worldwide, Virto-Cuccolini has recently decided to reorganise their spare parts and assistance sales by creating a specific Division dedicated to After-Market support.

        Based on the feedback received during decades, a sieve is more frequently than not a “forgotten” unit after installation, especially when the process is continuous.

        “Unless the user is focussed on the sieve’s process for some practical reason – like the need to replace the mesh size due to handling different products or product’s cut points within a process, or a frequent cleaning of the unit for hygienic purpose in food or pharma industries – unfortunately, most of the maintenance operators are forgetting to check sieve’s conditions periodically, says Katia Motta, Virto-Cuccolini’s CEO and Head of the newborn After-Market Division. “This may be experienced as a good sign – the sieve is not requiring much attention, needs only a few spares and is statistically less subject to failure. Therefore it may be seen as a “maintenance manager’s best friend”; on the other hand, there is a downfall when the right maintenance timing is missed, and typical wearing parts fail, as, of course, in the end, they are supposed to.”

        With supply chains experiencing troubles and long overseas shipping times this year, a failing wearing component may stop a sieving process for some time if the spare part is not available on site.

        “All of typical wearing spare parts within our current range are available on stock here in Reggio Emilia so that we can support our Customers even in times of trouble. However,” Miss Motta suggests, “maintenance should not be left to the case. All in all, there are just a couple of things that are required to be checked on a sieve: the conditions of the mesh, of the two main gaskets and, if installed, of cleaning system media (balls, cylinders). The mesh, of course, is the heart of the process, and at the same time, it cannot be but a wearing part due to its elasticity; it needs special care also from the point of view of sieving process feeding (always continuous, batch product falling on the mesh shall be avoided in any case!). A mesh already installed on a spare ring is always the best solution to reduce maintenance time to a very minimum.”

        The frequency of maintenance checks can vary based on Customers’ processes.

        “And that’s where we suggest paying attention: there is no rule valid for all cases, since maintenance frequency depends on the specific process characteristics, and ultimately, on use frequency”, explains Miss Motta. “If your sieve is working 24h/day for a safety sieving, of course, it is going to require a maintenance check as soon as there is a production stop, and typically a replacement of main spares once every 3-6 months. If working for less time than that, and the sieved product is not particularly abrasive, a 6-months check can do.”

        Virto-Cuccolini’s sieves are offered with a wide range of options covering all industries’ requirements.

        “A Virto-Cuccolini sieve is always “your sieve”. With the unit’s Serial No. available, we have access to the original manufacturing documentation and are always ready to support our customers with the right answers. Just drop us a line at, and we’ll be back to you as soon as possible.”

        Would you like to receive our specific maintenance suggestions for your sieving process? Contact us by using the below form, and we’ll be happy to assist you!

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          The Virto-Cuccolini team has worked hard in recent months to achieve their goals when the market starts again after the pandemic!

          We deserved a little break, from May 29 to June 02 at the Italian Republic Day (June 02).

          We will be operational again on June 03, 2021.

          If in the meantime you need our support, you can write to us using the form below.
          See you soon!

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            Meshes are the heart of the sieving process.

            As fundamental as they are, they also happen to be quite delicate and need special care.

            Once a Virto-Cuccolini sieve or screen leaves our factory, meshes are out of the manufacturer’s responsibility exactly as it happens with tires when you buy a new car. A tire puncture can happen to anyone.

            So, we asked ourselves: “How to support our Customers in such a way, that they can learn and apply mesh protection measure easily?”

            We came up with creating this booklet: “Care and maintenance of sieving meshes, the core of the separation process” in 6 languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, German and Russian), with an overview of all tips and instructions to take care of your meshes.

            Starting from this month of March 2021, this booklet will accompany our use and maintenance manuals to make sure that sieves’ operators are well aware of the care required by meshes within the sieving process.

            And should you need any further support, of course the Virto-Cuccolini team is available for any question! Drop us a line using the form here below and we’ll be happy to contact you.


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              Dear Customers, Suppliers, Partners,


              It is with great pleasure that I welcome my appointment as CEO of Cuccolini Srl by the Company’s owner, Virto Group. When I started my cooperation with Cuccolini as a strategy consultant back in 2018, I could not imagine that about 30 months later I would have been entrusted to cover this role – moreover, during a period while the whole world is going through a great, historical change in business dynamics.

              Virto-Cuccolini is undergoing a complete transformation, which these challenging times have given the advantage to come at the right moment. Not only we are reorganizing our market presence by consolidating and building upon the experience created during 30 years of sieves supplies to a wide and multifaceted range of industries; we are also doing this by constantly adapting ourselves to a new mentality, which puts change at the centre of our daily routine.

              Change pushes people to measure their abilities within a different context than the usual one. This enables learning new skills and looking at reality from different perspectives. It helps to open our minds and to find a new balance, clearing out our thoughts towards what matters. Our team proved to be the right one to follow this journey and therefore, is set to let the Company grow faster than expected.


              Within such a context, investment is the key. As long as trusted people are able to keep doing their daily job by tackling any issue that may arise in an unstable environment like the one we are living in, it means that a solid basis is available to look ahead and plan the immediate future. This is Virto-Cuccolini now, and we are happy to serve the market every single day of this unpredictable era.

              I thank Virto Group and the Cuccolini team for their constant support and shared responsibility in going through this unbelievable challenge. I am happy to offer my 20-year long experience in Bulk Handling Industry with the aim to support the Company reaching their growth objectives.

              May year 2021 be a fruitful one for all of our Customers, Suppliers, Partners and Stakeholders!

              Ms Katia Motta

              CEO & General Manager

              Cuccolini Srl – Virto Group

              December 2020

              While the Virto-Cuccolini’s team is working at the launch of its range of solutions for 3D-printing metal powders recovery, we are not losing the meaningful habit of carrying out screening tests to check the performance of our X-Line range with literally any product on the market.

              This time we measured our X-Line’s performance in sieving copper with 20 and 60 µm cut points; an easy task for our CS 065 lab version, as you can see in below video:

              Copper is a native, ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity, which finds employment in particularly challenging applications, as within space industry, electronics, automotive; and also has antimicrobial properties.

              Additive manufacturing is pushing the use of copper to a whole new level of shape detail and precision.

              Virto-Cuccolini is happy to participate in the 3D printing technological innovation, giving our world a chance to improve the use of materials and their recycling.

              Are you looking to improve the performance of your metal powders for additive manufacturing? Contact us by using the below form and we’ll be happy to support you!

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                A sieve is an ancient tool, born in agriculture, to easily separate fine products of different sizes through a mesh thanks to the simple shaking with the hands.


                This simple technology has been transferred to the industrial world to serve the most diverse applications and still has room to spread along with production innovations.

                From the simplicity of the agricultural sieve, Virto-Cuccolini over time has developed screens with configurations that are always adapted not only to the application but also to the specific context of use.

                In fact, the range of Virto-Cuccolini screens includes:

                – 3 different screening technologies to choose from the most suitable for the specific case:

                – in each product family, models suitable for different screening objectives (safety screening, classification, dedusting, solid / liquid separation)

                a wide range of sizes in order to satisfy the different capacity requests

                4 different finishing levels, from basic to food (2 types) and finally to pharmaceutical

                – an infinite range of meshes in stainless steel, nylon, polyurethane and with meshes from 7-10 microns to 2 cm, depending on the product to be screened

                several automatic mesh cleaning systems to keep it free from clogging and always efficient

                different methods of installing the screening mesh, also depending on the maintenance habits of each individual customer

                more stages of separation in case of classification (from 2 to 4)

                – variants, tricks and adjustments that allow the screen to be adapted to the behaviour of the product on the mesh to obtain the maximum possible efficiency

                – some versions with compact dimensions that are well suited to any installation context

                A Virto-Cuccolini sieve is not “just a sieve”: it is the fruit of the sieving culture developed by Virto-Cuccolini, which not only treasures over 30 years of industrial experience but continues every day in experimentation and development alongside our customers with an experienced team, always open to test new solutions.

                A Virto-Cuccolini sieve is, above all, YOUR sieve: made just for you, always looking for the best relationship between price and the level of quality and performance you are looking for. Contact us to find out more using the form below!

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