The automatic packer, suitable for the EXPERTFOLD 145/165, EXPERTFOLD 170-350 and MASTERFOLD 170-350, can handle all types of boxes, whether corrugated or litho-laminated, from straight-line, 4&6 corners, to crash-lock bottom. Folded and glued boxes are automatically counted, stacked and banded perfectly, delivered and ready for palletisation.
Pierre Binggeli, Product Line Director Folder-gluers, Bobst said, “With Speedpack, converters can realise the full potential of their Bobst folder-gluers lines in terms of both quality and productivity. This novel innovation combines a range of patented features designed to take the strain out of the packing process and reduce waste, while at the same time optimising operational accuracy and efficiency. We believe automated technologies and processes are key to enabling progress and future-proofing the packaging industry; Spreedpack is representative of this vision.”
Bobst claims that Speedpack brings a multitude of benefits to operators and enhances the return on investment for manufacturers and converters. Providing the highest possible number of batches per hour and with short set-up times, it can increase folder-gluer productivity by up to 25%, without compromising box quality.
The automated process eliminates the need for machine operators to bundle batches together and carry heavy loads to offline bundle-strapping machines. Bobst says that workload is reduced by up to 60%, as the complete line can be managed by one operator and the risk of injury, including Repetitive Strain Injury, is removed. Highly ergonomic, Speedpack is easy and safe to use on the production floor. Large clear safety doors provide complete access and visibility to the whole machine for setting and production. Meanwhile, the Bobst HMI integrated allows settings to be fully automated, making handling of repeat orders simple and fast – job changeovers can take place within 10 mins.
Binggeli concludes, “Speedpack is a versatile peripheral that provides converters and manufacturers with greater control across the workflow, helping them to become more flexible and agile – critical in today’s fast-paced industry.”