Bobst (Mex, Switzerland) has unveiled a new, multi-purpose version of its Expertfold 110 folder-gluer offering greater versatility and excellent time-saving benefits to packaging converters. The Expertfold 110 A3 incorporates new integrated, dedicated modules that produce crash-lock, 4-coprner and 6-corner boxes. With these modules, job changeovers from one box type to the next are simplified and can be made much faster.
“Bobst is pushing production versatility and efficiency to an even higher level with this new version of the Expertfold 110,” said Pierre Binggeli, Product Line Director for Folder-Gluers at Bobst. “Set-up times are reduced by a huge 80%, drastically shortening changeover times and optimizing uptime, which is a great advantage when dealing with short-run requests. The Expertfold 110 A3 delivers a carton production speed of up to 450 meters per minute and when running 4-corner boxes, and can produce up to half a million boxes per day! This is a superb machine in terms of performance and precision for the folding and gluing of all types of folding carton boxes, enhanced even further with the integration of dedicated modules,” Binggeli added.
The A3 version is the newest configuration of the Expertfold 110. Until now, the range included versions for the production of straight-line boxes, crash-lock bottom and 4-corner and 6-corner boxes. However, the same module is used for each box type – and as a result, changeovers may take longer because most of the tooling and conveyors need to be swapped out. With the Expertfold 110 A3 version, the new dedicated modules simplify changeovers and thus reduce them significantly, said Bobst. The Expertfold 110 can also be fitted with a range of peripherals to boost productivity further and create an automated, high-performance folding-gluing line.