The EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 is an efficient folder-gluer for folding cartons and enables the production of an impressive number of box styles in a wide range of materials. Sain Packaging, based in Sonipat, India, has installed a BOBST EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 folder-gluer.
Highly efficient, the folder-gluer can produce cartons at speeds of up to 450m per minute, with very short make-readies and changeover times for maximum uptime. Allowing other in-line processes to be carried out simultaneously, the BOBST EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 is equipped with two additional modules for Braille embossing and quality inspection. The ACCUCHECK quality control solution inspects every carton, filters and automatically ejects defectives ones, guaranteeing 100% quality-controlled production. Boxes that don’t meet the quality control specifications are ejected by the ACCUEJECT device. The ACCUBRAILLE guarantees high-quality dots embossing, which ensures compliance with pharmaceutical industry regulations.
The new machine at Sain Packaging is equipped with an HHS gluing gun, inline carton inspection, braille embossing and ejection system and is the second folder-gluer from BOBST to be installed at their plant in Sonipat.
The folder-gluer is also equipped with all the features to run three-ply corrugated cartons (E, F and N-flute). Sachin Gupta, managing director, Sain Packaging said, ‘We installed our first BOBST VISIONFOLD in 2015 and are happy with its performance. Thus, BOBST became a natural choice while looking for another machine. The BOBST EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 is an advanced machine, equipped with a Baumer HHS gluing gun. The carton inspection and ejection system offer a speed of 450m/hour. Since most of our clients are from the pharma segment, we needed that option.’
Gupta established the pharma packaging company in 2004 on the suggestion of a family friend, with a single-colour offset press in Burari, Delhi. Gradually, Sain Packaging grew, and now it converts 400 to 450 tonnes of packaging boards per month in a 6038sqm (65,000) square foot production area. The total area of the plant is 2025 sqm. ‘We can even produce 100 cartons on offset. And on the higher side, there is no limit,’ Gupta added.
He said that having BOBST kit gives a packaging printer a competitive edge in the market. ‘When it comes to pharma packaging, it is growing well with demand for quality print production. Today, print buyers want quality boards along with print beautification and security features. They want UV coating instead of lamination,’ he explained. ‘Braille is also in demand right now and we are planning to invest towards it.’
Sain has also established a semi-automatic three-ply corrugated plant to manufacture B, C and E-flute sizes. ‘We have upgraded our small and manual corrugated set up into an automatic one and are converting around 300 tonnes of kraft per month. Our corrugated set-up includes a fingerless corrugated machine, double-colour printer slotter, automatic stitching machine and folder-gluer. A team of 45 people run the corrugated operation,’ he said.