A second Bobst Flexo folder gluer has extended production capacity for small-size corrugated board folding boxes at German based K2 Verpackungen GmbH & Co. 

With a new Miniline FFG 618 Quatro, the company is now able to pursue two main aims; the efficient making of small folding boxes from corrugated board while simultaneously reducing the load on the FFG 924 NT RS Flexo folder gluer. 

The company had exhausted capacity for all three shifts at the FFG unit far earlier than originally assumed. Following the commission of the Miniline, the company is now able to devote all of this Flexo folder gluer’s high production capacity of up to 20,000 folding boxes per hour to the manufacturing of larger packaging units.

FFG 618 Quatro combines an high production performance of up to 26’000 folding boxes per hour with extremely rapid set up times, which can be shorter than even two minutes depending on the job.

That is why the new Miniline was installed directly opposite and facing the existing FFG 924 NT RS Flexo folder gluer. Managing Director, Carsten Zie said, ‘This set-up means our operators can move quickly between the two production systems.’ 

K2 Verpackungen also arranged for a second monitor to be installed at the FFG 618 Quatro’s counter unit to enable the operators to make corrections whenever required during live production without having to access the machine controller.

Thanks to the Rapidset concept, it is not necessary to retract the machine assemblies, and the operators can set up the free print units during ongoing production. ‘The Posilock quick-mount system for die-cutting forms also enables us to switch rapidly between jobs,’ added Mr Zier