ESATEC DIGISTAR – WINDOW PATCHER PICK AND PLACE (WPPP)
The DigiStar WPPP is a multi functional automatic window application systems unit which cuts film in line from roll and places pre-creased / die cut plastic windows onto finished carton blanks using a highly bespoke and electronic pre programmed management system, encompassing a very tactile pick and place movement process incorporating a cold glue stencil application unit, if required two windows can be placed in line in one operation.
With unlimited design possibilities, the carton can incorporate any shape as the window is placed on the inside – meaning glue points and bleeds are discretely hidden, ideal for seamless, luxury packaging.
To monitor the accuracy and general running of the WPPP, an interactive touch screen presents statistics of the job and notifies the operator of any mechanical mal-functions. The tactile device stores details of all productions made, allowing automatic adjustment of the machine for repeat runs.
Whilst performing with utmost accuracy, the WPPP also has the ability to produce tri-fold cartons – an increasingly popular aesthetic device seen more often in up-market or luxury packaging. Cartons are fed into the machine in a normal fashion, but the machine will then pre-split the carton, insert a full window between and eventually glue it. The result is a four panel window which effectively show cases the product – presented beautifully in 360-degree angles, unlike most other packaging designs.
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Omega x 3
The Omega Allpro gluer produces multi-point gluing, straight line, crash lock, integral fitment, 4 corner & 6 Corner gluing (with single finger servo fold for high speed precision) as well as double wall, Z fold, and CD sleeves at a maximum speed of 400 m/min. We are able to glue a wide range of substrates from carton board to corrugated.
Our Vega-750 Folder Gluer is capable of producing, straight line, crash lock and a multitude of other designs. The versatility of the Vega-750 enables us to work with greater precision on smaller cartons, including collarattes (bottle collars). As well as our Omega AllPro Gluers, the Vega-750 is capable of finishing a wide range of substrates, F/B/B to corrugated.
Heiber & Schröder CE-1000 Tray Former
Our Heiber + Schröder machine delivers the ideal combination of perfect nested tray / tray forming + clam shell, with superb productivity. This machine gives the opportunity to create a wide range of products; enabling our customers to diversify into specialist markets or produce standard products with greater efficiency.
Iberica JR-105 Die Cutter
The Iberica JR-105 can die-cut & emboss various materials including paper, cardboard, fluted, plastic and corrugated sheets. The Die-Cutter enables us to offer the complete picture when it comes to a specialist finishing service, since we can also continue to offer window patching, nesting and glued work all in house. Furthermore, the Iberica also comes with an automatic stripping unit, meaning that any designs which include apertures can be easily stripped.
Currently, we have one Heiber and Schröder 1100 Window Patcher and one Kohmann 710 window patching machine. Both of these machines are able to apply flexible windows from a reel, using polyester or acetate film, or susceptor material, in a process commonly referred to as window patching.
Hot Melt System
Realising that sometimes a job requires different adhesive applications to effectively glue complex products, we have recently invested in a Robatech hot melt glue applicator. This has enabled us to offer our customers hot melt, and peelable glue systems for some of the more difficult materials to glue.
Our Omega Allpro gluing machines feature up to 32 cold glue applicators, allowing us to offer multi-point gluing capabilities for any carton design.
Inline Inkjet Printer
Our new Videojet 1520 Continuous Ink Jet Printer is a highly flexible platform that has been specifically designed to print dates, numbers, initials, and promotional materials in up to 26 different languages. Its versatility also means that it can be used in conjunction with our many other capabilities, such as die-cutting, window patching, nested tray forming, gluing, and much more.