Kama launches AutoBraille

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Kama is launching a highly efficient in line solution for the application of Braille. The newly developed AutoBraille for the FF 52i fully automatic folder-gluer offers minimum makeready times, reproducibility, and easy handling for the operator – ideal for the production of folding cartons for the pharmaceutical market, which must be marked with Braille in Europe.

Kama AutoBraille automatically adjusts the pair of embossing wheels across the full width of the machine. This means that all embossing positions that are possible on carton blanks can be approached in a self-controlled manner: from the left to the right flap, without a second module or ‘reverse’. This simplifies the production process and calculation and saves valuable time. Kama AutoBraille embosses up to five lines of standardised Braille and uses the common Braille tools. For the rare case that a box should need two Braille embossings, the KAMA module offers a second pair of embossing wheels.

With the Kama AutoBraille, the main pair of embossing wheels move fully automatically to the calculated position for the embossing field. The transport belts are also machine controlled and guide the blanks with high transport safety on both sides of the Braille wheel. Following a double sheet detector with ejector, the Braille dots are embossed and the Braille wheel is positioned for the next blank in milliseconds by a servo motor.

The new in line solution brings considerable savings in tooling costs and makeready time. A further advantage is the higher process safety due to the Braille application on the individual blank at the end of the value added chain.

‘We see the areas of application in the production of folding cartons for pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetics products, as well as on-demand packaging and for web to pack customers, where short delivery times and short to medium runs are essential,’ said managing director Steffen Pieper. ‘Fully equipped with AutoBraille, we now offer a complete solution for the production of folding cartons in the pharmaceutical industry.’

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