Bobst launches new machines for packaging
Bobst unveils a new range of machines and solutions revolved around its vision for the packaging industry. At the heart of this vision is BOBST Connect, an open architecture cloud-based platform delivering solutions for pre-press, production, process optimisation, maintenance and market access. It ensures an efficient dataflow between digital and physical worlds. It will orchestrate the entire production process from the client’s PDF to the finished product.
“The digitalisation of printing processes is the most visible element of progress in the packaging industry,” commented Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO Bobst Group. “The coming years will likely see a major acceleration of digital printing and converting. While the solutions are becoming available, the biggest challenge for printers and converters is not the individual printing machines, but rather the entire workflow, encompassing converting.”
The reveal included the very latest generation of laminators, flexo presses, die-cutters, folder-gluers and other innovations, reflecting the company’s drive to transform the industry.
The newly announced equipment included:
For the folding carton industry
MASTERCUT 106 has always been the most highly automated and ergonomic die-cutter on the market. With the latest generation of the machine, the levels of automation and productivity have gone up a level.
- TooLink Connected Tooling for die-cutters
Meanwhile, BOBST announced a new digital recipe management tool for die-cutters. In combination with automated functions, it can save up to 15 minutes per job changeover and simplifies the interaction between converters and die-makers.
The new ACCUCHECK is the most advanced inline quality control system.
The new MASTERSTAR sheet-to-sheet laminator simply has no equivalent in the market. Highly configurable design and unique options enable a custom-made configuration.
For the flexible packaging industry
The new MASTER CI flexo press impresses with the most innovative technologies in CI flexo printing. The combination of exclusive smart technologies, including smartGPS GEN II, and advanced automation, makes all press operations easy and fast, optimising usability and maximising press uptime.
Productivity is exceptional; up to 7,000 jobs per year or 22 million stand-up pouches in 24 hours with one operator, helped by the smartDROID robotic system that does the entire press setup without human intervention.
It features the Job Recipe Management (JRM) System for a digitalised production workflow from file to finished product with creation of a digital twin of the produced reels. The level of automation and connectivity enables dramatic reductions in waste and makes the output 100% consistent in colour and quality.
The new multi-technology NOVA D 800 LAMINATOR offers best-in-class technical and process performance with all run lengths, types of substrates, adhesives and web combinations.
- MASTER M6 equipped with IoD/DigiColor
The MASTER M6 inline flexo press has been delivering exceptional flexibility to produce high quality short-to-mid-size runs of labels and packaging production.
For all industries
oneECG is BOBST’s Extended Color Gamut technology deployed across analogue and digital printing for label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board. ECG refers to a set of inks – typically 6 or 7 – to achieve a colour gamut larger than the traditional CMYK, ensuring colour repeatability irrespective of the operator’s skill.
The new large format version of the Digital Inspection Table (DIT) is a novel technology designed to drive productivity and virtually remove print production errors. It incorporates digital projection for the proofing of printed sheets and die-cut blanks, whilst providing real-time visual representations to match product with digital proofs.