Board Converting News, September 12, 2022



and enhanced quality-control for plant personnel. In- troduced in Japan in 2020, the MC-100 produces less downtime through easy technician access via elevated platforms. Its innovative stop and start wheel feeder provides non-continuous feeding, ensuring optimized alignment and quality control. Top production rate is 300 BPM. • Work Instructions represent the latest evolution of the company’s EVOL AR Remote Assistance Augmented Reality Program. With some customers reporting an impressive 50 percent reduction in downtime, EVOL AR allows North America-based plant managers, tech- nicians, and engineers to quickly and efficiently share and resolve issues in real-time from their facilities. The company’s sales, service, and technical team members will be on-site at booth #201 to field customer questions, discuss current collaboration opportunities, and share their latest insights. “Our customers have high demands and we strive to meet and exceed them with in- vestments in technology, customer service, rapid delivery of replacement parts, and in-person and on-line technical support,” said Hiroyuki Kikumoto, Senior Vice President, Sales, MHIA Corrugating Machinery Division. Visit for more information.


ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nano-technology laser engraving in our NC and NV manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.


AES is a leading full-service provider of integrated convey- ance systems specializing in scrap, trim, and dust. AES en- gineers custom scrap systems and works as a partner in process improvement to help businesses achieve greater profitability, productivity, and sustainability. Products include balers, shredders/hoggers, core shredders, filters, fans, and specialized dust control and collection systems. AES is the ex- clusive distributor for the AirShark Rotary Material Separator. For a wide variety of new and used equipment on to- day’s market, visit our website at BAUMER HHS CORPORATION hhs is a global leader in advanced gluing, camera verifica- tion and quality assurance systems for the packaging indus- try. Zero-defect quality and elevated production speeds are key parameters in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes. With hhs Xcam Box Monitoring and non-contact flap gluing of corrugated board, hhs offers every option for quality as- surance in the production of boxes with flexo folder gluers. AMERICAN CORRUGATED MACHINE BLOWER APPLICATION COMPANY (BLOAPCO) BloApCo has served the corrugated industry since 1933 with a variety of scrap handling solutions, including Hori- zontal Floor Shredders, Trim Cutters, and Material Handling Fans and Conveying Systems. BloApCo Shredders allow for continuous shredding and pneumatic removal of sheet waste stacks of all sizes, roll slab, cores, and carton scrap.

DS Smith Appoints Tornes New Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia based DS Smith announced that it has named Keith Tornes as Managing Director, Paper, Forest-

ry and Recycling for North America. Tornes, who has nearly 30 years of experience in operations and plant management in several senior global leadership roles, will be responsible for the U.S. operations that produce linerboard and corrugating medium to support the company’s integrated

Keith Tornes

corrugated packaging business. Based in Riceboro, Georgia, he will oversee paper pro- duction at DS Smith’s mills, as well as the North American recycling and forestry operations with a focus on growing DS Smith’s paper production and ensuring the delivery of high quality, high performing papers to meet changing de- mands in packaging and other industry sectors. “DS Smith is recognized for its ambitious sustainability goals and meets rising demand for innovative paper-based products to replace plastic,” Tornes said. “I’m excited to combine my industry experience with DS Smith’s packag- ing solutions, which serve as a solid foundation to contin- ue to grow the business in North America.” Tornes joins DS Smith from Sonoco, a global packaging company where he most recently served as segment man- ufacturing manager for protective solutions.


Leading manufacturer and installer of quality retrofits, up- grades and replacement parts for S&S and Prime Flexo Folder Gluers. Specialists in reconditioning of S&S Flexo Folder Gluers, including ink, air and electrical systems.


Serving the corrugated box industry since 1991, Chicago- based Corrugator Belt Service LLC maintains corru- gator belts for peak board quality and performance.


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