Board Converting News, September 13, 2021

Apex Latin America Adds Fourth Laser Engraver


To meet regional demand for anilox rolls and sleeves, Apex International’s Latin America facility in Brazil has installed a new state-of-the-art laser, significantly increasing their production capacity. This addition to Apex Latin America’s Curitiba facility is one of many upgrades across Apex In- ternational’s locations in keeping with its global expansion initiative, Vision: 2020s. “We are pleased with this investment,” says Valcinei Bisineli, Managing Director, Apex Latin America. “In recent years, as our market demand increased, we faced chal- lenges regarding delivery times. The addition of our fourth laser engraving machine significantly increases capacity and reduces our delivery times, allowing us even faster anilox production while maintaining our quality standards. Latin American wide-web flexo, label and corrugated printers can expect high-precision Apex anilox rolls and sleeves available with even quicker order turnaround.” Zünd Offers Monitoring Tool To Increase Productivity Switzerland based Zünd has announced the launch of a monitoring tool that compiles production data from inte- grated Zünd cutting systems into meaningful key perfor- mance indicators, such as cutter capacity, availability, and overall equipment effectiveness. The tool, named Zünd Connect, creates transparency and identifies areas in the digital cutting workflow with potential for optimization. The web-based tool gives the user access to cut- ter-performance data at a glance, any time of day. Reliable key performance indicators are available at all times to help users maximise productivity. The system records pro- ductivity levels over a freely definable period using Zünd Cut Center – ZCC (Version 3.4 or later) as data source. Data monitoring provides information users need in order to make informed decisions. This overview of production data reveals connections that are often overlooked. Zünd Connect supplies valuable key performance in- dicators for assessing how efficiently cutting systems are working. To be able to improve cutter efficiency, potential areas of improvement must be uncovered and recognised. This potential lies primarily in the technology, but also in the way it is being used. Zünd Connect is available in a Monitor or an Analyz- er version. As the name suggests, Monitor consists of a graphical display of overall equipment effectiveness and is available to all ZCC users for free. Analyzer, on the other hand, makes it possible to perform subsequent analysis and pinpoint productivity losses. Analyzer provides the necessary tools for the user to be able to evaluate the pro- duction process and recommend improvements. Visit for more.


Advantzware provides a flexible and comprehensive sys- tem to address the business management needs of the in- dependent box business, as well as the ERP requirements of full scale packaging plants and integrated companies. With modules for estimating, scheduling, production, inven- tory and accounting, this scalable system supports packag- ing plants that produce corrugated boxes, folding cartons, point of purchase displays, assembled partitions, paper- board products, foam fabrication, as well as distribution of packaging supplies. Advantzware has been in operation for over 30 years and continually enhances our system to ad- dress the needs of the industry. AIR CONVEYING CORPORATION www.accfi Air Conveying Corporation is a recognized leader in the in- dustry of Pneumatic Conveying Systems and has been in business since 1968. As an equipment manufacturer rather than simply a sales organization, we have complete control over the quality of material and products which make up your proposed system. Our equipment is found in Printing, Folding Carton and Corrugated plants throughout the coun- try and the world. Let us build you the best Trim Removal System you ever had. Contact us today. Amtech offers the industry’s most innovative and compre- hensive corrugated and packaging ERP, integrated sched- uling software, and engineered automation technology. For over 30 years, Amtech has remained at the backbone of successful businesses from the independent box makers to the largest integrateds. We keep our customers competitive in an ever-changing economy with options such as custom- er digital storefronts and workflows, business intelligence, automated scheduling for corrugators, converting and ship- ping, proactive roll stock and inventory management, and so much more in an integrated, single vendor environment. APEX INTERNATIONAL AMTECH SOFTWARE World’s largest Anilox and Glue & Metering roll manufac- turer, providing the widest selection of corrugated engrav- ings and complementary services. Anilox engraving options available from our North American manufacturing facility include elongated 75°, 60°, 45°, plus Apex’s patented GTT technology. Glue rolls are produced with Hardened Stain- less Steel and a max TIR of 10 µ for Single, Double Facers.


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September 13, 2021

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