Vadodara, India-based Jash Packaging has installed two new folder gluers at their facility, along with two of their existing BOBST machines. The company, which was established 50 years ago, already runs a Bobst LILA II 145 A2 folder-gluer and a NOVACUT 106 E die-cutter.
The company is currently converting around 4,000 tonnes of corrugated board and about 1,000 tonnes of folding carton per month.
According to Ravindra Patel, proprietor of Jash, there was a demand-supply gap, as a result of which the company faced difficulties in delivering the volume required by the customers on time with the existing gluers. “We decided to ramp up our converting capabilities and bolstered the two existing folder-gluers with the addition of two new BOBST machines,” said Ravindra Patel, who is assisted by his son Kishan in running the business.
The AMBITION 76 A1 features a straight line open width of 76 to 760mm, lock bottom open width of 146 to 760mm and a running speed of up to 300m per min, while the VISIONFOLD 110 A2 features a straight line open width of 76 to 1,100mm, lock bottom open width of 146 to 1,100mm and a speed of up to 350m per min.
“Both machines are capable of running straight line, crash lock bottom, disproportionate outer cartons and litho laminated corrugated boxes. The VISIONFOLD 110 A2 is equipped to run specialty four and six-corner jobs. Consistency and faster job changeovers allow the customer to achieve more production in the given time,” said Bobst’s Regional Sales Manager – Western region, India.
The company also installed HANDYPACK on both machines. It is installed at the delivery section, which according to Ravindra Patel, increases the productivity of the folder-gluer through easy box collection, resulting in optimum utilisation of the folder-gluers and minimising the manual labour required at the delivery – a wonderful example of automation.
Ravindra said, “Increasing the total capacity to offer prompt service to our customers was our main requirement. We looked at the machines manufactured in the Far East and found they were slower compared to the one from Bobst.”
He added, “We have had a good history of growth. Times are tough, but one has to be aggressive and pro-active as well as vigilant and shrewd to continue the streak of success. In our endeavours, we relied on Bobst because of its prompt service and process support to get the machine running at optimum levels of performance. This has really boosted our production level substantially compared to what we were able to achieve earlier.”