PPCTS Launches and Installs DGM Smartfold 1100SL Ultra X2S Folder/Gluer
PPC Technologies and Solutions LLC (PPCTS) announced the launch and installation of the first new SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X2S, in early July, at MEGA Packaging in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The ULTRA X2S is the latest addition to its PPCTSDGM SMARTFOLD family of folding carton folder/gluers, which are specifically designed for the demanding and evolving North American market.
The new PPCTS SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X2S is an extended version of the successfully introduced ULTRA X model in early 2017. The ULTRA X2S is equipped with motorized carriers for full and sectional job/memory recall that includes machine operational settings and parameters for fast and repeatable changeovers with minimal start-up waste.
The friction feeder with vacuum belts and vibrator leads to a standard carton aligner with left and right carton alignment capabilities, followed by a long open access pre-folding section with tilting upper carrier frame and an optional 3 rd backfolding axis. A new additional section follows to allow pre-folding of 6 corner cartons and other specialty work, including a servo back folding axis, followed by a long "universal multi-function section" with crash/auto lock bottom and integrated "bump & turn" capabilities, left and right upper driven folding belts, as well as an additional servo driven back-folding axis. The open access extra-long final folding section with pneumatically retracting upper and lower center carriers allows easy transition from small to large size cartons and includes a standard left side glue pot. The servo driven trombone section includes an optional left and right independently adjustable crushing system that is now available on all SMARTFOLD models and leads to an extra length dual servo driven two zone pneumatically loaded compression section for precision carton shingle control.
Additional features include a wireless operator remote control for machine operations and carrier positioning, dual pivoting human machine interface (HMI) operator touch screens, nonproprietary "off the shelf" PLC and electronics, as well as a machine precision servo drives system housed in cleanly organized air-conditioned electrical cabinets, that will ensure multi years of reliable production and able to produce simple to complex carton structures with high efficiency, quick turnaround and maximizes up time.
The new ULTRA X2S model completes the PPCTS DGM SMARTFOLD family offering that includes the ULTRA, ULTRA X and the original shorter CLASSIC version which is available in 650, 800 and 1100mm widths and a great affordable solution for smaller converters and/or commercial printers entering the folding carton market. The four available SMARTFOLD versions offer affordable performance enhanced solutions to address today's challenging complex folding carton market.
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