Bobst launches Novafold

BOBST has revealed a brand-new addition to its machine line-up, the NOVAFOLD. This addition solidifies the company’s folder-gluer range as one the of most diverse and high performance available to today’s packaging printers and converters.

Designed to help packaging companies boost capacity and end-product quality, the new NOVAFOLD 50, 80 and 110 folder-gluer models offer a powerful blend of reliability, precision and versatility. The machines can produce a wide variety of box styles across a range of substrates, at speeds of up to 300m per min.

Available to customers from January 2022, the addition of Novafold underpins Bobst’s offering to the folding carton industry folder-gluers.

Pierre Binggeli, Product Line Director Folder-gluers, Bobst, comments, “We’re proud to put our customer needs at the forefront. By identifying the actual real-world needs of the industry and using that to inform our product development, we are delivering solutions that make a true commercial difference.

“Novafold is an example of this approach in practice, and we’re proud to launch this new machine to customers. The folder-gluer has the essential range of efficient and reliable features, from highly steady feeder through to blank aligner, accurate pre-breaker, flexible crash-lock module and 4 & 6-corner device. Its technology allows to produce easily all standard packaging, opening the way towards diversification for printers and converters looking to expand their capabilities.”

The new machine range also benefits from rapid setup on all types, and most sizes, of 4 and 6-cornered boxes, produced at speeds of up to 18,000 boxes per hr. The HMI allows settings to be saved, with automated positioning and remote control for precision and faster job changes.

The Novafold can also be equipped with the ACCUEJECT complementary device, which provides enhanced quality assurance. Operating in conjunction with all commonly used glue application systems, Accueject automatically ejects boxes which do not meet the quality control specifications. The device guarantees 100% ejection of faulty boxes at full speed and enables to deliver consistent, high-quality finished products.

Binggeli adds, “There is huge market appetite for solid, dependable machines that deliver a combination of quality and efficiency alongside the robust design needed to deliver time and again.”

Bobst is hosting both on-site and virtual demonstrations of the machine and its capabilities, which can be booked through the company’s website.

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