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Aztec Label invests in technology from Bar Graphic Machinery

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Aztec Label, the Midlands based manufacturer of high quality self-adhesive label and tag products, has recently invested in a BGM Elite eDSR easy load die cut slitter rewinder at its Kidderminster site. Supplied by Bar Graphic Machinery, this is the second investment in BGM equipment by Aztec.

The BGM Elite eDSR is a fast, compact, and robust free standing label die cutting machine offering rotary die cutting speeds up to 250 metres per minute. Independently driven electronically controlled waste and product rewind systems, incorporating independent variable tension control, eliminate the inconsistent tension problems typical of high maintenance mechanical clutch systems used in traditional machines. This design also runs efficiently on a simple 13 amp 230V plug.

‘While not obvious to most, this latest technology from BGM means we can further minimise our energy use to support our sustainability strategy, while again enhancing our productivity,’ said Colin Le Gresley, managing director of Aztec Label. ‘We are actually returning power to the grid from our solar power investment last year, which is an amazing turnaround from where we were. Now investing in these types of technology that simply plug in like a basic tool, we can save cost while boosting our quality and efficiency.’

Daniel Carr, Sales Manager at Bar Graphic Machinery, said: ‘Aztec has already installed a BGM Elite 410iSR inspection slitter rewinder, which has proven itself over the past year, and we were delighted to work with Colin and the team again on the latest investment plan. All BGM machines are designed and built in-house so we have the unique ability to tailor our equipment to our customers’ specific requirements and this came to the fore with this latest machine investment.

‘Aztec needed complete flexibility to maximise the finishing department’s capabilities. The BGM Elite eDSR can be used as a die cutter and/or a conventional slitter rewinder. Importantly, it incorporates a range of high specification features more commonly found on more expensive machines as standard, including automatic unwind braking with adjustable roll end, reversible rewind and machine diagnostics.’

Colin Le Gresley added, ‘The machine flexibility was important to us, but we also found it fast and easy to load. It enables our operators to load the dies into the machine without fuss, as the weight of the die is supported by a bottom guide rail. It has also therefore improved the operator set up time, optimised handling and minimised damage from incorrect loading, which has also boosted our productivity and minimised any waste. All in all, this investment has enhanced our quality and efficiency and we are delighted with the result!’

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