London, Ontario-based Jones Healthcare Group, has recently completed the installation of a BOBST NOVACUT 106 ER flatbed die-cutter. The new equipment increases the company’s production efficiency and capacity for complex folding cartons in support of regulated health and wellness customers.
“The demand for more complex packaging continues to grow with the introduction of labelling regulations for over-the-counter drugs and now nutraceutical products sold in Canada,” says Cameron Bramwell, Vice President of Customer Strategy, Jones Healthcare. “Our new die-cutter supports our customers’ need for extended content cartons to comply with these packaging regulations, while also opening capacity for new projects. It’s part of a $30m equipment investment we’re making to strengthen operations across the business.”
The die-cutter increases efficiency through in-line blanking separation and dynamic stripping at high speeds, producing up to 8,000 sheets per hour. Equipped with a precise sheet register and Bobst’s CENTERLINE® system, the machine provides automatic equipment centring and locking. These high-performance features promote reliability and repeatability, maintaining cutting and creasing quality for folding carton packaging.
“The Novacut 106 ER accommodates the large footprints and tolerance required for multi-panel, extended-content folding cartons,” says Jenanne Graham, Senior Manager, Sheet Fed Operations, Jones Healthcare. “It’s perfect for highly precise projects such as these.”