Easygluer 100: It is the Packaging that Counts
The booming packaging market is making it increasingly
attractive for commercial printers to provide customers in this
segment with full service. The folder gluer Easygluer 100 is the
ideal entry model for productively manufacturing high-quality
Why just print packaging when you can also fold and glue?
Commercial printers, who up till now have outsourced finishing for
folding boxes to external specialists, find themselves in a
dilemma: with their workload, they cannot compete with packaging
specialists and thus make up the costs of acquisition. On the other
hand, they are dependent on the schedule and quality of their
service provider when outsourcing finishing. Particularly in the
case of shorter runs with high quality packaging, it can still be
worthwhile to manufacture folding boxes completely in-house. Thanks
to its flexibility and high reliability in production, the
Easygluer 100 is the ideal entry into the professional
manufacturing of folding boxes.
Good Things Come in Short Runs
"With the Easygluer 100, we placed particular
importance on versatility and flexibility. It's not meant for
producing mass items. Instead, its strength lies in being able to
process a wide range of superior folding boxes - and that extremely
productively and with minimal waste," explains Thomas
Kalkreuth, from product management for die cutters and folder
gluers at Heidelberg. The advantages of the Easygluer 100, such as
its easy operation, reap particular dividends for those with short
to middle runs. The Easygluer 100 is especially suitable for
commercial printers who want to broaden their business model and
provide full service. In addition, it is also of interest to
folding-box specialists: they can add further modern production
capacities or replace folder gluers that are aging.
The standard Easygluer 100 processes straightline and
lockbottom folding boxes as well as folding boxes with lids. In
addition, there is also an option to manufacture four- and
six-corner collapsible boxes, for example those used for packaging
chocolates or other sweets. Included in its repertoire are also CD
and DVD cases in addition to special boxes - provided that the
necessary optional folding elements are employed.
Master Complicated Jobs with Confidence
An optional alignment module contributes to high product
quality. It ensures the exact supply of blanks. This includes
asymmetric ones which are normally problematic to process. This is
done even with tricky materials like corrugated board. "The
alignment module aligns blanks precisely and sends them on to the
pre-folder. This increases production reliability while shortening
make-ready times in the feeder," reports Kalkreuth.
Processing then continues just as smoothly. This is because
the pre-folder, lockbottom module and folding station possess an
upper and lower central transportation system. This, like all
transportation systems, possesses lightweight aluminum roller bars,
which transport the blanks reliably to each processing station.
Even large-format blanks with widths of up to 3.3 feet (100
centimeters) are safely run through the machine before being glued
at the 9.5-foot (2.9 meters) long folding station, carefully folded
and then pressed. "The Easygluer 100's broad range of folding
boxes, as well as its multitude of options, offer commercial
printers the possibility of covering almost the entire spectrum of
folding boxes. And thanks to functions such as the alignment module
and quick-action clamping device, which ensure reliable production,
high quality and easy operation are also guaranteed,"
concludes Thomas Kalkreuth.
Machine speed: max. 984 feet per minute (300 meters per
- Grammage: 200 to 600 grams per square meter
- Corrugated board: N, F and E flute.
- Folding boxes: 50,000 pieces per hour
- 4-corner collapsible boxes: 35,000 pieces per hour
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