July 16, 2019

Rigid meets growing demand for sustainable corrugated packaging with continued investment

Following a £4m investment programme at its Wellington site in the south-west of England, Rigid Containers has now installed a new Bahmueller TURBOX Folder Gluer to enable the company to continue deliver the highest quality corrugated box solutions for its customers. 

The TURBOX BTX2300 with Mini fold device is one of the most technically advanced folder gluer lines in Europe and joins the recently-installed Bobst DRO six colour rotary die-cutter and BP Agnati Quantum corrugator to provide an advanced state-of-the-art operation. 

Designed to handle a complete range of box sizes from just 225x125mm (lxw) the TURBOX features a modular design with short setup times and high running speeds for maximum throughput. 

“Having recently invested in both a new corrugator and 6-colour printer at Wellington, ensuring we had the latest box making capability was the next logical step,” says Julian Freeman, Group Sales & Marketing Director. “With the focus increasingly on sustainable packaging solutions we have seen increasing demand for corrugated boxes. These high-specification machines will ensure we can respond quickly to customer and market requirements.” 

Advanced features including Diagonal Fold Supervision enable the TURBOX to carry out supervision of the folding process on the fly, the machine is also fitted with the HHS glue detections system which will automatically detect any missed glued product on the run. All detected boxes are removed from the production by the patented Unique Eject.

Further the machine has the ability to form crash-lock and 4-corner boxes without the need for conventional folding hooks. This provides optimal handling and performance even with difficult box styles. 

Process control is ensured through the unique BOXFLOW® Control, a graphical user interface (GUI) between the operator and machine that enables all machine adjustments and data access to be more easily controlled. The GUI display allows entry of key data for setup of variable or special designs, and based on the data received, the system automatically calculates the basic machine and glue settings for each application. 

“This latest investment ensures we can deliver the reduction in lead-times and quality of corrugated packaging that all our customers are seeking,” concludes Mr Freeman.