Gravure press delivering faster turnarounds and less waste
UK packaging company Tamar Packaging Solutions has invested in a 7-color FL5-510 Carton press with combination drying.
Tamar produces numerous forms of packaging including direct food contact cartons. It has been an Edale customer for many years and has now invested in an FL5-510 for cartons.
Tamar was keen to add another Edale machine to its direct food contact packaging facility and the FL5’s primary function will be to cater for the company’s core business of converting carton board for the FMCG market, as well as producing self-erect cartons for many different sectors of the food market. The FL5 will provide Tamar with much quicker set ups, wider web width and faster running speeds while reducing waste and boosting productivity.
Edale FL5 presses are a versatile packaging printing machine that can be specified to produce cartons, scratch cards and flexible packaging, with a wide substrate range of 12-600 microns to suit many applications. The FL5 also comes with AiiR (autonomous inking, impression and print registration) features as standard, which uses precision camera technology to improve registration accuracy, while automated print pressure control reduces wastage and set-up times. By fully automating print and the registration processes, the level of operator intervention can be reduced, leading to fewer errors and a more consistent, higher quality final product.
Paul Baker, technical operations manager at Tamar commented: ‘The 7-color FL5 gives us the flexibility to venture into new areas of the packaging world so we are able to offer our existing customers the opportunities to enhance their products further.
‘I am always impressed with the Edale customer service team and the feedback I receive on technical questions. Edale has come on a long way and the presses it has manufactured in recent years are up there with the best of them.’
Edale managing director James Boughton said: ‘It’s always very positive when a customer returns to us as it’s a clear indicator that our new technology is meeting the demands of the current market.’