Folding Carton

Includes Installation of Rapida 145

In spring 2019, the Hammer-Lübeck packaging plant in Germany celebrates its 100th Anniversary. The company, which specialises in the production of folding cartons for the food and luxury food industries, commissioned a Rapida 145 with coater and extended delivery just in time for its big celebration.

The new press produces up to 18,000 sheets per hour in 106 x 145cm (41.7 x 57in) format and is equipped to meet the needs of printing operations down to the last detail. Its high level of performance has proven itself even in the first few months of operation. Whereas printing time was 70% with previous technology and around 30% was spent on makeready, now more than 93% of the time can be planned for the printing process.

Unproductive makeready times have fallen to 6.8%. The press often goes back into operation after job changeover times of just 10 minutes. A whole range of automation solutions, which have meanwhile become indispensable to the company, contribute to this.

Today, the Hammer-Lübeck packaging plant processes 20,000 tons of cartonboard per year. In addition to the plant on the outskirts of Lübeck, which was built on a greenfield site in 1981, it has had a further production facility in Poznan, Poland, since 1995. The production and storage area in Lübeck covers an area measuring 10,000 sqm (107,639 sq ft) with 7,500 pallet spaces added for logistic companies. Everything is equipped to meet future challenges in packaging production. From substrate logistics on sheetfed offset presses to robots on gluers and driverless transport systems, everything is designed to enable the plant to respond quickly and flexibly to all customer requirements.

The Rapida 145 in Hammer’s pressroom is tailored exactly to the needs of the packaging industry in every detail