Robus India starts up its local folder-gluer manufacturing

Instafold 1100PC to be the first locally made Robus product

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Robus folder gluer Instafold 1100PC.

Noida-based Robus India, a carton converting equipment company has specialized in the design and manufacture of appropriate automation of converting machines such as folder gluers, die-cutters and lamination machines for the folding carton and corrugated box industries. Our recent interaction with Robus in Greater Noida revealed that the company has started its manufacturing unit with what it says are its 100% made in India Instafold, Flashfold and Corrufold folder gluers.

From prototype to manufacturing and assembly the company says it has completed the process and is now looking forward to the first installations. Four Instafold machines have already been sold and by next month (March) the company will initiate the installations.

In our interaction, the Robus team described some of the features of the Instafold 1100PC folder gluer which is equipped with an LED screen at the feeder so that a single operator can monitoring the folder and glued cartons at the delivery and conveyor. Additionally, converters can customize the machine to their requirements — by adding an advanced gluing tank with a unique scrapper device with micro-metric adjustment for precise gluing.

The Instafold 1100PC has a maximum feeding width of 1100 mm and can also be attached with an extended feeder to produce 5-foot long cartons for tube lights. Straight glue line cartons up to 1100 mm can be produced and crash lock cartons up to 1000 mm in length. The machine can be operated at a maximum speed of 400 meters a minute.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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