Compact supplements Moll line up at ACA
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A B&R Moll Compact folder-gluer has been delivered to, and commissioned at, trade finishing house ACA in Glasgow. This company serves a UK wide market.
‘This investment will help us to increase our carton work production and reduce makeready times,’ said Jes Crossley, business development manager. ‘ACA has had a relationship with Moll for ten years and we already have Marathon and Regal gluing systems in place running alongside our SCM straight line, crash lock and four corner gluing equipment. We have five folder-gluing machines in total now. The latest addition boosts capacity and the in line system has the potential to be upgraded to a Vantage 720 line in future.’
The Compact is equipped with a tipper fold plate and plow fold capability enabling it to handle multiple fold formats. That can include cartons, sleeve work, folders, CD wallets, auto load boxes and pillow packs. The machine also features a two line hot melt gluing system and a ‘Dial-a-Stack’ unit with batch counter. It can handle stocks of 140 to 500 g/m2, handles work for up to 914 x 508 mm format and has a running speed of up to 130 metres per minute.
ACA was the subject of a £6.5 million management buyout, backed by RBS, in 2016. It can handle a very wide range of post press processes for commercial printers and packaging companies.