B&R Moll, which makes bindery equipment, has developed a compact inline finishing unit, the Moll Flexcut System, a compact sheet-fed, die cutter, folder/gluer targeted at the both digital and conventional packaging converters. It’s said to be suitable for things like boxes, cartons, labels and pocket folders.
The Flexcut is available in two sizes. The Flexcut 580 takes sheets from 431 x 279mm up to 508mm x 508mm, while the Flexcut 760 takes sheets up to 760mm x 760mm. Both versions can handle paper and board from 220 to 400 gsmand both have a maximum linear speed of 7,000 sheets per hour.
B&R Moll has borrowed from its existing folding and feeding mechanisms, including an open format layout that enables operators to quickly change over between jobs to meet tight production schedules. The machine can be configured to produce a wide range of finished pieces in a number of shapes and sizes. It also boasts touch screen controls, rear suction cups, a servo register in-feed with dual air wheel suction and a stripping section that deflects the matrix waste down.
Kevin Moll, vice president of sales for B&R Moll, said: “Through the integration of our die cutter and folding/gluing equipment, we’re making a four-step process a one-step process, reducing time and labour, and thus increasing production and profits for companies.”
Moll is based in Warminster in Pennsylvania, USA and all its machines are made in the USA but distributed in Europe through Moll International, based in Wickford, Essex in the UK. You can find further details at mollbrothers.com.