Bobst Presented Latest Innovations for Corrugated Industry at SuperCorrExpoOctober 10, 2012
ATLANTA—October 9, 2012—At SuperCorrExpo 2012, Bobst North America presented our latest innovations and technology for the corrugated industry including printing, folding and gluing, platen and rotary diecutting, laminating, material handling and much more. This was also the first opportunity for Bobst in North America to showcase the uniform branding previously unveiled at Drupa in May.
Technical experts and product specialists from Bobst were on hand to discuss in detail our latest high-performance offerings and provide insight to future technologies and trends. Our latest innovation that debuted in June of this year, the BREAKER FLAT TRACK is a compact form which optimizes production floor space without reducing the productivity of conversion lines. Safely transporting and arranging bundles of blanks as small as 5.9x5.9˝ FLAT TRACK sets new standards for ergonomics and versatility, offering users the ability to maximize the performance per square meter of floor space of both new and existing lines.
Another Bobst innovation is our new sheet alignment system in litho-laminating, which uses two heads with nip rollers and electronic sensors to achieve a progressive sheet alignment without mechanical stop avoiding any product marking. For Bobst Flexo Folder-Gluers, 50” or 37,” the Bobst Multifold System brings a large productivity improvement. The Multifold System optimizes the flexo folder-gluer by enabling it to produce two or even three ups depending on the dimension of the blank size. This can double or even triple productivity.
In the area of specialty folder-gluers, with the Bobst GYROBOX, users can produce highly complicated boxes efficiently and with healthy margins. On a regular specialty folder-gluer one can only fold a box sideways; however, the Bobst GYROBOX can fold boxes sideways, then pivot them by 90° and finally fold the boxes in the crosswise direction.
For “Amazon” boxes, where glue, silicon band, and tear tape application are applied crosswise, it was only possible to produce those boxes in two passes or with a so called right angle machine. However, with the Bobst GYROBOX, this can now be completed in one pass! No solution exists in the industry to efficiently produce the boxes mentioned before and two U.S. patents have been granted recognizing the innovation. Opening up completely new avenues in box designs untouched before, converters equipped with Bobst GYROBOX will be able to switch from a cost leadership strategy to a differentiation strategy.