Cost-effective production of digitally printed folded cartons and small SKUs: this is the booming market for which we have developed the FF 52i. The first folder-gluer for short runs is fully automatically adjustable and delivers order changeovers in a record time of just a few minutes. This means that the FF 52i can handle far more than a hundred orders per day – whether straight-line boxes, cushioned packaging or lock bottom boxes.
The KAMA FF 52i is tailor-made for print shops and packaging manufacturers who want to offer the following services to large brand manufacturers, but also to regional brands and local suppliers:
- Digitally printed folded cartons in changing designs with seasonal, regional or event-specific image designs (e.g. food or fashion)
- Personalised and individualised packaging (e.g. cosmetics and pharmaceuticals)
- Cartons in different languages (e.g. pharmaceuticals and healthcare)
- Partial orders – saving costs and keeping things up to date at all times
- Folded cartons with shorter time-to-market
The innovative FF 52i machine received the EDP Award 2017 for the “Best folded carton solution” (European Digital Print Association).
- Plasma Treatment
The FF 52i folder-gluer automatically adjusts itself up for the box dimensions of the next order. The feeder, prefolder, gluing disc and the entire folding and gluing section are motorised and move automatically to the correct positions (KAMA patent). This makes job changes possible in less than 5 minutes.
Another USP: The FF 52i is the only folder gluer capable of directly moving to the positions for the next job. Reference runs as on other machines are not necessary, which additionally accelerates job changes.
Thanks to the high level of automation of the KAMA FF 52i, new operators can quickly be trained. After a short, steep learning curve, even non-specialists have the fully automatic machine quickly under control.
100% inspections are a critical requirement for folded cartons e.g. for the pharmaceuticals sector. For the FF 52i, KAMA offers different inspection levels with ejection of rejected parts:
- inspection of the glued seam,
- inspection of barcode and gluing tab code
- all the way up to complete inspection of the print image, colour, text and any contamination/soiling.
Defective blanks are automatically separated out.
The control panel of the FF 52i can be easily moved along the machine – to wherever the operator needs it, saving time and money.
Short throughput times are a major plus for digital printing – and the workflow needs to follow suit. To ensure that data is exchanged efficiently even with large numbers of orders, the FF 52i can be networked with your MIS via the Job Manager.
Orders that are saved in the electronic job archive of the FF 52i can be loaded directly as repeat orders.
With plasma treatment, the FF 52i can also permanently glue sealed and smooth surfaces – such as metallized cardboard and UV coated boxes. The process is ideal for lock bottom boxes with multiple adhesive surfaces, which are popular as packaging for cosmetics.
The design and construction of the machine and all the materials used in it are selected for a long service life of the folder-gluer.
Would you like a packaging system for the FF 52i? The Tünkers system takes over the shingled stream of cartons directly from the FF 52i delivery belt and erects them. The operator only has to transfer the stacks into the shipping carton.