Lamina Packline SA installed at FERO

FERO Retail Marketing Ltd based in Sandy, UK has taken delivery of a Packline SA in early 2024.

The machine, manufactured by Lamina System AB of Boras, Sweden, is a newly designed hot melt packing line for gluing flat corrugated packs (FEFCO 401/2) up to 50mm thick, running at 300-350 pieces per hr. Lamina has wanted to build a machine for this purpose for some time, so when Garry Woods, Operations Director, FERO, and Jesper Hjalmarsson, Design Manager, Lamina System, got together, the project began.

Left to right: Matt Foney (FERO Head of Operations), Garry Woods (FERO Operations Director, Sandy) and Neil Thayer (Finishline Machinery).

The main USP is due to its design and construction; there is no need for any set-ups, meaning different sizes and capacity of collated packs can be hand-fed continuously without stopping. Traditionally, this job is carried out by small armies of out-workers using vast quantities of vinyl tapes. It is possible to add an inkjet print head to the Packline to enable logos and information to be printed directly onto the packs. Early calculations suggest an attractive ROI of 12-18 months.

Neil Thayer, Finishline Machinery (Lamina’s UK & Irish sales agent), says, “It’s not every day we see a revolutionary machine that has the potential to disrupt print finishing. The Packline SA was built for flat corrugated packs of POS work, however it could easily be used in other industries where this kind of packing is required.”

Lamina will exhibit this brand new Packline SA for the first time at DRUPA 2024.

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