Board Converting News, July 19, 2021

Bobst Unveils Multi-Purpose EXPERTFOLD Folder Gluer

er-Gluers. “Set up times are reduced by 80 percent, short- ening changeover times and optimising uptime, which is a great advantage when dealing with short run requests. It delivers a carton production speed of up to 450 m/min and when running 4-corner boxes, it can produce up to half a million boxes per day. This is a superb machine in terms of performance and precision for the folding and gluing of all types of folding carton boxes, enhanced even further with the integration of dedicated modules.” Bobst has continually innovated the machine over the years to ensure it meets the needs of packaging convert- ers as the market evolves. The A3 version is the newest configuration. Until now, the range includes versions for the production of straight-line boxes, crash-lock bottom and 4- and 6-corner boxes. However, the same module is used for each box type and, as a result, changeovers may take longer because most of the tooling and conveyors need to be swapped out. With the Expertfold A3 version, the new dedicated modules reduce changeovers. The Expertfold 110 can also be fitted with a range of peripherals to boost productivity further and create an automated, high-performance folding-gluing line. These include the EASYFEEDER/BATCH INVERTER 4 motorized pre-feeder and the CARTONPACK 4 high-performance packer. The reduction in manual workload also improves the working conditions for the operator and will help avoid issues with repetitive strain injury and other work-related health problems.

Mex, Switzerland based Bobst has unveiled a new, multi-purpose version of its EXPERTFOLD 110 folder-glu- er, offering greater versatility and time-saving benefits to packaging converters. The machine incorporates new in- tegrated dedicated modules to produce crash-lock and

4- and 6-corner boxes. With these modules, changeovers, from one box type to the next are simplified and faster. “Bobst is pushing production versatility and efficiency to an even higher level with this new version of the Expert- fold 110,” said Pierre Binggeli, Product Line Director, Fold-


July 19, 2021

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