Board Converting News, March 8, 2021

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for quality. The BoxMaker’s McKinley flexo folder gluer is similar to the Ward but handles smaller sized sheets. It produc- es up to 300 boxes per minute and prints two colors. It’s equipped with a full die-cut section which adds to their specialty offering and provides customers with shelf-ready options like tear away, vent holes and snap-lock bottoms. The Bobst Eterna Maxcut automatic platen die-cutter is ideal for delicate handling of their digitally printed sheets without damaging the high graphics. The Eterna includes a stripping section to automatically remove waste and trim. This die-cutter is the ideal solution for the digitally printed projects coming from the HP PageWide C500 press. Lower volume jobs and some digitally printed orders run through the Marumatsu platen die-cutter, which can be a less expensive option due to the dies that it uses. Units move down the line to be palletized and are con- veyed to a Samuel strapper. After that, they are transport- ed to a distribution warehouse located two miles away. Sustainability And Waste Reduction Sustainability and waste reducing initiatives are men- tioned throughout the tour, as the company places a heavy emphasis on keeping their plant as efficient as possible with a reported two percent average waste. “A specialized Machines Centers team tracks KPIs and is continuously looking to improve efficiency by reducing waste and im- proving safety,” said Brown.

and is used to produce samples, short runs and rush or- ders, allowing them to be agile to customer needs. Inside The Box Plant Brown took attendees through the life cycle of a box in the plant, starting at the Ward flexo folder gluer. Installed in 2007, the Ward prints in two colors, die-cuts, folds and glues in one pass, while producing up to 180 boxes per

minute. Waste falls on to a scrap conveyor and is baled for recycling while loads pass through a counter ejector and automatic bundler then on to a quality check station where operators randomly inspect glue joints and the box The Bobst Eterna Maxcut diecutter handles digitally printed sheets without damaging the high graphic surfaces.


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