Compact In-Line System supplements Moll line up at ACA

A B&R Moll Compact in-line system folder-gluer has been delivered to, and commissioned at, trade finishing house ACA in Glasgow.

“This investment will help us to increase our carton work production and reduce make-ready times,” said business development manager, Jes Crossley. “ACA has had a relationship with Moll for ten years and we already have Marathon and Regal gluing systems in place running alongside our SCM straight-line, crash-lock and four-corner gluing equipment. We have five folder-gluing machines in total now. The latest addition boosts capacity and the In-Line system has the potential to be upgraded to a Vantage 720 line in future.”

The compact in-line system is equipped with a tipper fold plate and plow fold capability, enabling it to handle multiple fold formats. That can include cartons, sleeve work, folders, CD wallets, auto-load boxes and pillow packs. The machine also features a two-line hot melt gluing system and a Dial-a-Stack unit with batch counter. It can handle stocks of 140 to 500gsm, handles work for up to 914mm x 508mm format and has a running speed of up to 130m/minute.

ACA was the subject of a £6.5million management buyout, backed by RBS, in 2016. It has a 40,000sq ft factory, including a 5,000sq ft clean room, and can handle a very wide range of postpress processes for commercial printers and packaging companies.