Among visitors to ExpoPrint was Bruce Beswick, who made the trip to São Paulo specifically to attend this world premiere.
‘This is a significant development for South African packaging converters,’ Bruce tells PPM. ‘Previously, Bobst blanking autoplatens were aimed at long-run, high-speed markets, owing to the substantial investment required. The new Novacut 106ER, however, has a much more affordable price-tag, and has several features that greatly simplify set-up and operation. It runs at up to 7 000 sheets/hour and will provide a fast return on investment.’
Bruce goes on to explain that massive savings can be made by going straight from die-cutter to folder gluer.
‘The new Novacut can be changed from blanking to full sheet delivery in a few minutes, meaning that if only a small percentage of jobs are blanked to begin with, performance isn’t compromised. This will suit many South African folding carton converters,’ Bruce maintains.
Perfect stacks for downstream processing
The Novacut 106 ER is a value-for-money solution that offers inline blank separation without the expected production or investment headaches, delivering perfectly stacked bundles of blanks ready for downstream processing with no need for breaking out by hand.
A key design factor is the Bobst Angle Lock blanking tool system that means users can blank jobs that previously would not have been cost effective, and regardless of where they operate in the world, since Angle Lock blanking tools can be supplied directly by Bobst or made in-plant using standard components.
Designed for in-plant flexibility, the Novacut 106 ER allows users to build up a portfolio of blank separating work while still running un-blanked jobs that are simply die-cut and stripped. This flexibility comes courtesy of the delivery section, which can be converted from single/double cut blank separating to full sheet delivery, and back, in a matter of seconds.
To help users get over any apprehension about the inline separation process, Bobst delivers unmatched customer support from its worldwide network of service support centres (in South Africa, that’s Beswick Machinery). Each centre offers pre- and post-sales advice from process specialists; training and technical support; remote diagnostics; access to field service technicians; and spare parts/consumables supply.