KETTERING, UK, Sept. 16, 2016 (Press Release) -In August, we started up a state of the art Mitsubishi EVOL flexo folder gluer at our site in Selby. We opted for this machine to help increase productivity further from the converting department and one of the key reasons we chose this machine is the accuracy of box formation in a single process. “We are working even more closely with our customers to ensure they get the highest quality boxes possible,” says Julian Freeman, Sales & Marketing Director. “More and more of our customers are utilising high speed case erecting machinery and this type of equipment needs perfectly formed boxes, or the machines easily jam and cause downtime. The EVOL is recognised globally as one of the highest quality flexo folder gluers available and we are delighted to put this new four colour machine into action at Selby.”
To ensure maximum productivity, the new EVOL is fitted with an Alliance pre-feeder for efficient sheet presentation and an end of line palletising unit, manufactured by Dücker Corrpal. The palletising unit efficiently bundles and stacks the completed batches of printed cases.
“There are only a handful of these machines in the UK and about a dozen in Europe,” continues Freeman. “VPK Group has committed to these high speed machines — both at Rigid in the UK and also VPK in the Netherlands. Our Technical team have been most impressed with the performance, having seen the machines in action in Japan and Europe. This is a real game changer for Selby and we are excited to be able to offer this machine as a way of setting ourselves apart from the competition.”