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  • 20 Sep 2018

Spanish converter installs square-cut Polar system

L-R: Jordi Contijoch, managing director of Gráfiques Manlleu, and Sergio Egea, sales manager for Heidelberg Spain, in front of the new system

Grafiques Manlleu, a Spanish label printer located in Manlleu in the north of Catalonia, recently purchased a Polar SC 21 square-cut label system.

This new Polar cutting system consists of the loading table on the rear part of the AC 115 cutter and the automatic introducer of the stacks to the automatic bander MB 105. It is running next to two Polar DC 11 die-cutting systems. This system speeds up the output in the cutting section of square labels.  

Grafiques Manlleu specializes in the production of wet-glue labels in both square and die-cut shapes. The Polar SC 21 system has quadrupled the company’s square cutting productivity. 

Managing director Jordi Contijoch said: ‘The purchase of the Polar system was based on the outstanding performance we experienced with this brand.’ 

The system’s workflow involves the precut strips being manually positioned on the Polar LT-S loading table, before they are pushed onto the Autocut rear table. In the Autocut 115 the strips are arranged on the rear table with their sides and front precisely aligned. After the labels have been cut, they are automatically arranged on the front table. A deloading device pushes them into the BM-105 multi-station bander. After that the row pusher takes the complete label row to the banding device. Once the packs are completely banded they are pushed further onto the delivery table and can be manually removed for packaging.

Gráfiques Manlleu was founded in 1919 and started to specialize in label production in 1992. 


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