Leading global manufacturer of print and packaging technologies, Bobst has revealed a brand-new addition to its machine line-up, the Novafold. This addition solidifies the brand’s folder-gluer range as one of the most diverse and high-performance available to today’s packaging printers and converters.
Designed to help packaging companies boost capacity and end-product quality, the new Novafold 50, 80, and 110 folder-gluer models offer a powerful blend of reliability, precision, and versatility. The machines can produce a wide variety of box styles across a range of substrates at speeds of up to 300 meters a minute.
Available to customers from January 2022, the addition of Novafold underpins Bobst’s leading offering to the folding carton industry folder-gluers. This range includes Visionfold 50-110, Expertfold 50-110, and Masterfold 75-110, which can be equipped with dedicated devices or peripherals to enhance their performance.
Pierre Binggeli, product line director folder-gluers at Bobst, comments, “At Bobst, we’re proud to put our customer needs at the forefront. By identifying the actual real-world needs of the industry and using that to inform our product development, we are delivering solutions that make a true commercial difference.
“Novafold is an example of this approach in practice, and we’re proud to launch this new machine to Bobst customers. The folder-gluer has the essential range of efficient and reliable features, from a highly steady feeder to a blank aligner, accurate prebreaker, flexible crash-lock module, and 4 and 6-corner device. Its technology allows producing all standard packaging easily, opening the way towards diversification for printers and converters looking to expand their capabilities.”
Bobst’s Novafold with Accueject gives enhanced quality assurance
The new machine range also benefits from rapid set up on all types, and most sizes, of 4 and 6-cornered boxes, produced at speeds of up to 18,000 boxes an hour. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) allows settings to be saved with automated positioning and remote control for precision and faster job changes.
The Novafold can also be equipped with the Accueject complementary device, which provides enhanced quality assurance. Accueject automatically ejects boxes that do not meet the quality control specifications and operate in conjunction with all commonly-used glue application systems. The device guarantees 100% ejection of faulty boxes at full speed and enables them to deliver consistent, high-quality finished products.
Binggeli adds, “There is a huge market appetite for solid, dependable machines that deliver quality and efficiency alongside the robust design needed to deliver time and again. That’s precisely what converters get with Bobst machines. With pure reliability and performance in one package, Novafold truly is the essence of Bobst expertise, user-friendly ergonomics, waste reduction, and superior quality performance.”