Friedheim adds new agency to fulfil carton and corrugated activities

It has been a busy few months for Friedheim International’s Converting Division, with a new arrival, new products and exhibition successes, including the following:

Friedheim adds new agency to fulfil carton and corrugated activities

busy-kama-stand-drupa-2016Friedheim International is pleased to announce that it has added another major supplier to its already extensive portfolio – Duran Makina – a company that offers a range of folder-gluers designed to successfully meet the short, medium and high run production requirements of carton and corrugated packaging producers for applications across all market sectors: commercial print, digital print, converting and packaging.

With nearly 60 years of experience of operating in the printing and graphic arts sector, 25 of those in designing and manufacturing high quality folder-gluers, Duran has established the OMEGA range as one of the leading worldwide brands.

duran-omega-intro-110-folder-gluerIn addition to the six standard series of OMEGA folder-gluers featuring different specifications and ancillary equipment, Duran is also able to provide R&D services to meet specific production requirements, ranging from unique packaging designs to manufacturing innovative tailor-made ‘customised’ systems.

Says Mark Bristow, Managing Director of Friedheim International: “The addition of Duran Makina and its excellent, diverse range of OMEGA folder-gluers is a clear indication of how seriously Friedheim views its commitment to both the carton and corrugated converting industries.

finished-product-from-kama-flexfold-52i-folder-gluerWe are conscious of the responsibility this involves and fully intend to ensure that Duran’s high profile in the UK & Ireland is maintained, and full support continues to be provided to all of the company’s existing customers, along with those that become new customers in the future!”

Voicing his approval of the move is John Twigg, who has been representing Duran Makina for many years, and will assisting Friedheim to ensure a smooth transition.  He says: “I am extremely pleased to be placing Duran into the experienced hands of Friedheim International, a company that I have known for many years and which comes with an excellent reputation.  I am sure that the combination of the two will enjoy a very successful partnership in the coming years.”

KAMA’s ‘successful’ DRUPA includes launch of world’s first folder-gluer for short-run folding cartons

DRUPA 2016 was a complete success for KAMA, who presented efficient short-run finishing solutions under the slogan “speed-to-market”.  According to KAMA, the first series of the new FlexFold 52i, the world’s first folder-gluer for short runs, is already sold out.  At DRUPA KAMA presented the folder-gluer for the first time as a serial model, which owing to its almost fully automatic set-up, demonstrated a changeover to the next run of straight-line boxes in an impressive 5 minutes – a world record.

According to the needs of the customer the cutting-edge technology folder-gluer comes with different inspection systems for various criteria, right through to a full 100% inspection specifically relevant to the pharmaceuticals market.

KAMA CEO Marcus Tralau says: “Together with the DC 76 ASB die-cutting and stamping machine, which due to its incorporated AutoRegister system is able to finish digitally printed sheets with tenth-of-a-millimetre precision, we cover the entire post-printing folding carton production workflow.  Fast changeovers – which thanks to the FlexFold 52i are also now available for folding and gluing – are the key to profitable short runs.”

More output and efficiency

KAMA showed the ‘Generation S’ version of the tried and tested ProCut 76 Foil die-cutting and finishing machine. This machine features ultra-modern servo technology and new hot foil stamping systems with friction rewinder and 50% more output.   Operator-friendly features, including a servo-driven feeder and a second, fully functional touch panel on the machine’s delivery side, make changeovers on the KAMA finishing die-cutters even easier to use and faster. That means more profitability and efficiency for the professional die-cutting and finishing of short and medium runs.

Added benefits provided by new STOCK sheet-to-sheet laminator

STOCK Maschinenbau, one of the leading manufacturers of large format sheet-to-sheet laminating machines, has added a new model to its existing range.   Entitled the ‘SLOFT’, this new automatic eFusion laminator incorporates a number of new features designed to provide enhanced user benefits, among which is its capability of utilising a range of substrate sheets including single face corrugated board, double-faced corrugated board (up to 7 mm thickness), and carton from 0.5 mm thickness (350 gm²).

Features and benefits of the new STOCK ‘SLOFT’ include:

  • Electronic ‘On-The-Fly’ sheet registration with accuracy of 1 mm
  • Automatic format change ensures simple and fast set-up
  • No marking to the front edge of the sheets
  • Lateral sheet alignment of the substrate and printed sheets
  • Improved glue application by re-designed glue rollers
  • Maintenance-friendly – with remote access control capability
  • Substrate feeder with optional Pre-Feeder
  • Logistic systems for automatic pallet change also available
  • Less material consumption due to sheet overlap of ‘only’ 4 mm
  • Materials handled: printed sheets of paper and carton from 120-800 gm²
  • Working widths: 1250 mm/1500 mm/1650 (2050) mm
  • Operating speed: 10,000 sheets per hour (700 mm sheet length)

Kohmann hails ‘BrailleStar’ as the “ideal” folder-gluer

kohmann-braillestar-folder-gluerOne of the highlights of Kohmann’s stand at this year’s DRUPA was the ‘BrailleStar’ folder-gluer.  Designed for the efficient converting of pharmaceutical cartons, the BrailleStar is hailed as the ideal folding box gluing machine for manufacturing folding boxes with Braille relief dots for small and medium sized production jobs.

Compact in size and robust in build quality, the BrailleStar is capable of a high production output owing to its belt speed of 150 m/min.  It is designed for multi-shift operation, with quick set-up times and easy format changes, and the inclusion of a maintenance-free drive ensures low maintenance costs.  Other features incorporated as standard include:

  • Feeder with vibration device
  • Infinitely adjustable distance between carton blanks
  • Pre-breaking crease 1+3 (ideal for crash-lock boxes)
  • Bottom disc gluing device
  • Electronic counter with digital display, including pre-set counter
  • Delivery with kick-out device
  • Drying and press section synchronised with machine speed – can be controlled separately



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