Purchasing The Right Folder Gluer Machine
With the advancement in technology, companies who are increasing in growth and development have now seen the potential of having to upgrade their systems by replacing their folders & gluers. There are areas that a product needs to go through in the folding/gluing department and these includes prepress, diecutting, printing, warehousing, foil stamping, and staging, which cost a lot of investment before it even reaches the department. There will be a hurried pace in the department in case any of these areas will be delayed and it will surely cost a lot of money which will only add to the investment that the business has to make. The types of products that the right folder gluer machine can handle will have an increase in its overall production speed, obtain better flexibility, and have faster set up time resulting to the makeup of lost time acquired if you are still going to continue with the traditional way of making things work.
There are a few questions that you need to take note of in finding the right manufacturer for your carton folder gluer machine.
What are the materials being utilized in making the folder and gluer to make it durable enough to last long?
A carton folder gluer machine needs to be built solidly so that it can withstand the production of the products since it would require high-volume folding and gluing. Take note that the framework of the machine is considered its foundation. A solid framework will be the one to support the side plates that is why it is more important than having a thick side plate. It would be much better for your machine to have more cross members. It would be great if you can look for the thick wall structural steel-square tubing that will be utilized as materials for these cross members. The frame should also be located in the lower part of the floor so that it will have a lower center of gravity which will provide less vibration. The bolts and knots of your machine will stay tight if it will have less vibration. To add to this, you must not purchase machines that are being placed together by castings and angle irons. The reason for this is because these materials are not very durable and can cause more vibrations when the machine is under operation.
What are the safety features that you should take note of in purchasing a folder gluer machine?
The operation should be controlled by the operator that is why there are essential features that the machine should have to avoid any damages later on and these are belts and pinch points that are guarded, a warning chime that will mark the start of every operation, a two press start system that will allow the operator to buy more time in taking care of the clearing of the belts, and a lockout stop button that enables the operator to have full control of the entire operation.