Bristol Bespoke Boxes adds TF300 Friction-Feeder

Launched in 2022, Bristol Bespoke Boxes (BBB) installed an Autobox AB300 boxmaker, together with a PG300 Pro-Gluer and SC100 Slitter-Scorer. Now, two years on, an Autobox TF300 high gip friction feeder has been added to the line-up.

Andy Bird, Managing Director, BBB, said, “With this range of versatile machinery, we have a turn-key solution for our customers. We are in control of our manufacturing with our own die tooling in-house where required. For slotted boxes, no tooling is needed as we use the Kolbus-Autobox that can produce a near infinite number of internal dimension combinations and close to 50 FEFCO styles. Set time is immediate and we can run at exceptionally good speeds. By adding the Autobox TF300 we have managed both waste and floor space more effectively. Without extra operators it enables us to run the machine at full speed on almost every job, opening doors to larger run lengths.”

Arran Sethi, Director of Sales, Kolbus UK, said, “BBB have retrofitted our TF300 to their existing AB300 boxmaker. The system works by stacking a pile of boxes on the full width table. High traction belts pull the bottom sheet into the entrance of the Autobox machine which squares the box before entering the slotting section. Because it is a bottom feeder it is continuous provided that the operator keeps it topped up. To reduce delay and increase run speed the servo driven belts run at the same speed as the machine so that every sheet has a consistent small gap.”

Compressed air is not required, as the system is powered by the Autobox kinetic reclaim motors which use as little energy as a household appliance when in operation. Running costs are minimal and significantly, the noise level is also minimal.













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