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Robatech: Complete and cutting-edge application and monitoring solutions

7th February 2019

Robatech: Complete and cutting-edge application and monitoring solutions

More than gluing: Robatech presents fully integrated and perfectly coordinated hot melt adhesive, cold glue, and quality assurance solutions at CCE International 2019. Together with W. H. Leary for the folding industry and ENPRO for the shipping carton production, the Swiss company offers complete and cutting-edge application and monitoring solutions to their customers.

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Koenig & Bauer / Durst: 50/50 joint venture in digital printing

7th February 2019

Koenig & Bauer / Durst: 50/50 joint venture in digital printing

To further advance the development of future-oriented digital printing solutions with added value for customers in the folding carton and corrugated printing markets, Koenig & Bauer AG and Durst Phototechnik AG from Brixen/Italy have agreed to pool their know-how and strengths in a 50/50 joint venture. The planned joint venture is to be based in Germany and – subject to merger control approval – will assume responsibility for the development, integration, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of water-based, single-pass digital printing presses for folding carton and corrugated board. Ink and service business relating to the presses sold jointly through the global networks of the two parent companies is also to be handled by the joint venture. As a first milestone for the joint venture, manufacturing of the VariJET press for digital folding carton printing is to be commenced.

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Esko: Joining forces with Amtech to bring increased efficiency to corrugated converters

11th December 2018

Esko: Joining forces with Amtech to bring increased efficiency to corrugated converters

As part of its ‘Packaging Connected’ strategy, Esko has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to facilitate additional automation for corrugated converters and increase efficiency for joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration of Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated with Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to enable bidirectional communication that eliminates double data entry and facilitates further automation of the workflow for corrugated converters. In the increasingly competitive marketplace, the demand for smaller lot sizes and shorter time to market is growing. The cooperation between Esko and Amtech aims to help corrugated converters streamline business processes and save time and money.

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Focke Meler Gluing Solutions: PC StarBI – the pattern controller with a touchscreen

11th December 2018

Focke Meler Gluing Solutions: PC StarBI – the pattern controller with a touchscreen

The PC StarBI has been designed to program different adhesive applications needed in the packaging industry, wood lamination, book binding, etc., according to the respective requirements. It is a touch trigger programming device for hot and cold glue applications with variable speed and timing. Its 7inch touchscreen allows for simple navigation and the intuitive user interface makes programming quick and easy. The screen shows all necessary information for navigating the menu and configuring the device according to user needs.

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BAHMÜLLER expands production capacity and shortens delivery times

15th November 2018

BAHMÜLLER expands production capacity and shortens delivery times

Wilhelm Bahmüller Maschinenbau Präzisionswerkzeuge GmbH, located in Plüderhausen near Stuttgart (Germany), opened a new production hall with an area size of 1550 sqm. After a construction period of 6 months and an investment volume of € 1.5 million, the capability to assemble systems modularly and thus significantly reduce processing times was created.

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