Board Converting News, September 21, 2020

EPF Invests In PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SL Ultra X2S Folder Gluer Burlington, North Carolina based Elite Print Finishing, Inc. (EPF) has recently installed the PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SL ULTRA X2S Folder Gluer to expand its folding and gluing capabilities. The ULTRA X2S from PPC Technolo- gies and Solutions LLC (PPCTS) is specifically designed for the demanding and evolving North American market and well suited for the folding carton requirements of EPF. “In today’s production and market environment, it’s all about efficiencies and capabilities,” said Steven Roberts, President of EPF. “We were looking for the best available technologies, packaged in a cost effective solution, which is why we chose the Smartfold 1100SL ULTRA X2S follow- ing extensive testing at the PPCTS demo center in Wauke- sha, Wisconsin.” The ULTRA X2S is an extended version folder gluer with two crash lock bottom sections and three back fold- ing axes to deliver ultimate capabilities. It is equipped with motorized carriers for full and sectional job/memory recall, that includes recovery of machine operational set-



Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. As the exclusive US & Canadian agent for one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world, Haire Group is able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their spe- cific needs. As an operating partner of the US-based DFA Technical Support Center (a joint venture of Haire Group and Dong Fang), Haire Group delivers top-notch 24/7 pro- fessional, reliable service and support, maximizing quality and uptime. Additionally, Haire Group has been the indus- try’s #1 pre-owned machinery broker and plant equipment appraiser since 1976. HarperLove is the leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corru- gated packaging manufacturers. With the largest and most experienced field service and technical support team posi- tioned throughout the U.S. and Latin America, HarperLove has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding service and delivering demonstrable performance improve- ments. HarperLove’s renowned services include not only innovative product development and custom product for- mulation, but also machine and process assessments, ad- hesive formula adjustments, machine tuning, detailed ser- vice reporting, and more. HARPERLOVE


Kiwiplan - premier worldwide software provider of enter- prise-wide, fully automatic solutions specifically for the cor- rugating and packaging industries. Kiwiplan’s Total Solution delivers comprehensive, seamless real-time flow of infor- mation from sales order management to dynamic total plant scheduling and inventory control through shipping.

tings for fast and repeatable changeovers with minimal start-up waste. The ULTRA X2S is powered with a low consumption multiple servo drive system for precise car- ton compression section shingle control through inching, production, acceleration and deceleration speed chang- es, as well as a high-speed precision servo back-folding systems which allows minimal carton separation. Additional features include a wireless operator remote control for machine operations and carrier positioning, dual pivoting human machine interface (HMI) operator touch screens, pre-folding of 6-corner cartons and other specialty work, a long “universal multi-function section” with crash/auto lock bottom and integrated “bump & turn” capabilities, left and right upper driven folding belts, as well as an additional servo driven back-folding axis. The open access extra-long final folding section with pneumatically retracting upper and lower center carriers allows easy transition from small to large size cartons. Visit or contact PPCTS at (262) 695- 7536 or for more information.


Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for pack- aging. Marotech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in pack- aging.


September 21, 2020

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