Bobst unveils the Speedpack automatic packer

Suitable for Expertfold and Masterfold

Bobst Speedpack automatic packer
Bobst Speedpack automatic packer

Bobst has unveiled its latest breakthrough innovation for the packaging industry – the Speedpack.

The automatic packer, suitable for the Expertfold 145/165, Expertfold 170-350, and Masterfold 170-350, can handle all types of boxes, whether corrugated or litho-laminated, straight-line 4&6 corners, to crash-lock bottom.

Folded and glued boxes are automatically counted, stacked, and banded perfectly, delivered, and ready for palletization.

Pierre Binggeli, product line director folder-gluers at Bobst, said: “With Speedpack, converters can realize the full potential of their Bobst folding-gluing lines in terms of both quality and productivity.

“This novel innovation combines a range of Bobst patented features designed to take the strain out of the packing process and reduce waste, while at the same time optimizing operational accuracy and efficiency. At Bobst, we believe automated technologies and processes are key to enabling progress and future-proofing the packaging industry; Speedpack is representative of this vision.”

Bobst’s Speedpack can increase folding-gluing line productivity by up to 25%

Speedpack brings a multitude of benefits to operators and enhances the return on investment for manufacturers and converters. Providing the highest possible number of batches per hour and short set-up times can increase folding-gluing line productivity by up to 25% without compromising box quality.

According to Bobst, the automated process eliminates the need for machine operators to bundle batches together and carry heavy loads to offline bundle-strapping machines. The workload is reduced by up to 60% as the complete line can be managed by one operator, and the risk of injury, including Repetitive Strain Injury, is removed. 

Speedpack’s large clear safety doors provide complete access and visibility to the whole machine for setting and production. Meanwhile, the Bobst Human Machine Interface (HMI) integrated into Speedpack allows settings to be fully automated, making the handling of repeat orders simple and fast – job changeovers can take place within 10 minutes.

Speedpack is a versatile peripheral that provides converters and manufacturers with greater control across the workflow, helping them to become more flexible and agile – critical in today’s fast-paced industry,” Binggeli added. 


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