Board Converting News, February 12, 2024

Supplier Reports, Part 2 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 38)


SAUER SYSTEM St. Louis, Missouri, Peter Sauer reports: “2023 continued strong market presence for Sauer. Achieving square box-

es is always important to converters, and solutions for improved scoring, folding, and gap variation continue to be critical to our industry. “Sauer System’s mission is to serve our customers by offering an extensive line of value-added me- chanical machine upgrades and reli-


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able tooling solutions. “Product lines that saw significant upticks in 2023 in- cluded male and female scoring rings for high-speed flexo folder-gluers, slotting and scoring heads, folding section upgrades, and Langston Saturn upgrade packages. “2023 produced notable R&D achievements for Sauer System. Precision ground female score anvils are a great example of a product that Sauer developed. “The anvil rings, with bonded polyurethane, are held to an O.D. tolerance of +/- .002”. This precision across the shaft from score line to score line has a marked effect on consistent scoring. We were looking for a way to further automate the production of our female score anvils, and in the process, configured our own proprietary machine to produce a precise diameter. They are especially helpful in achieving accuracy on the most sophisticated high-speed machines. “2023 was also a pivotal year in the development of Sauer’s infrastructure and future growth plans. Per Sauer, “We invested more in capital equipment in 2023 than any other year in our history. Our customers are automating and tweaking their recipe for success, and we are doing the same. “Looking beyond just investing in manufacturing re- sources, Sauer added to their field team which current- ly includes three full time field engineers and three sales representatives. The field team’s objective is to better un- derstand the box maker’s issues from multiple perspec- tives and bring the best solution to the table, whether that is a standard offering or a fully customized solution. “All Sauer products are backed by a guarantee of per- formance and longevity. “We have the field resources to support our products. We conduct field surveys and pro- vide our customers with training and best practices on how to utilize their tooling and improve processes. “The most important value a supplier can bring is solv- ing a customer’s problems. We have a long history of sup- plying the industry with the highest-quality available tool- ing and manufactured equipment. “In 2023, we significantly improved our field service and support. The corrugated industry continues to look for ways to increase productivity and throughput, and we are here on the front lines to help.” Visit .

Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. From the Apstar line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters, the Encore line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters, and the Engico flexo folder glu- er, Haire is able to pair clients with the best machinery solu- tions for the best value to meet their needs. Haire Group's service department helps its customers maximize uptime and profitability through superior 24/7 service and support, a pre-install training center, and over a million dollars' worth of spare parts at their offices just outside of Chicago. Haire Group has been the industry's #1 pre-owned machinery bro- ker 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.


Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for packaging. Ma- rotech also manufactures dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes.


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