by Industrial Print Magazine staff
Corrugated Week 2022 takes place from September 19 to 21, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. With the 2021 SuperCorrExpo event a success, show hosts TAPPI and AICC look forward to the conference at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
Above: Learn about the Barberan Jetmaster 2.0 Series in booth 124.
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and converting industries. With multiple breakout sessions on hot topics like digital printing, supply chain issues, and doing more with less; attendees are sure to gain valuable information at Corrugated Week. The panels, keynotes, and networking events are complemented by a robust exhibit hall with over 100 vendors in attendance. We include some of the vendors and their plans for the show here.
A.G. Stacker Inc., booth 807, is a custom manufacturer of material handling equipment and technology. It invites Corrugated Week attendees to See into The Future using new digital solutions. Developed for the DUO digital twin, the eXT RDC stacker front end system is part of the new eSERIES equipment line. The patented eXT is modular, retrofittable, and engineered for supreme sheet and scrap control at high RDC speeds, up to 20,000 KPH. Using the new DUO digital twin, attendees can interact with the machine in a digital environment, view operator training processes, and test job designs. Additionally, A.G. launches service features in the A.G. GO Mobile App and a new digital simulation technology. With cutting-edge digital technologies connected to a full line of proven equipment solutions, A.G. remains committed to innovating for the future. INFO# 170
Air Systems Design, booth 213, celebrates 40 years of business and service to the industry. It offers corrugated trim removal, chop out, zero-defect systems, and conveyor/shredder systems. For the converting department, the company provides typical cyclone and chopper fans for each cutter, sequential systems, or an indoor separator system. INFO# 171
Amtech Software, booth 407, promotes its Smart Factory Solutions. This includes EnCore EPR, which is an industry leading, web-based ERP solution developed for the corrugated industry that manages business from order to invoice. Verified secure, EnCore supports multi-factor authentication to protect businesses against cyber intrusion. Amtech also offers Advanced Converting Scheduling to plan schedules and optimize machines with algorithmic intelligence to deliver schedules based on user parameters. The solution allows schedulers to proactively plan and enable customer service to accurately commit orders. Lastly, it showcases its ScoreKeeper Production Monitoring. Combining digital signage, machine monitoring, and dashboard monitoring can increase efficiency by up to 20 to 30 percent. Improve operator productivity and provide management access to real-time performance insights. INFO# 172
Baldwin Technology, booth 409, highlights its new Ultra-Wide FlexCleanerBrush automated cleaning system for corrugated printing. The system lets operators achieve various unparalleled automatic cleaning results on high graphics corrugated presses, and hickey pick on demand. Additionally, information on the company’s IR drying solution FlexoDry and advanced UV LED curing solutions are available. INFO# 173
Barberan S.A., booth 124, delivered the first Jetmaster 2.0 series to the corrugated industry in 2021; this series is developed to enable all clients the possibility to expand digital printing to retail packing applications. The Jetmaster 2.0 Series focuses on delivering the highest quality printing at every speed. In terms of production, it reaches 14,000 square feet per hour, which makes the Jetmaster 2.0 the fastest single-pass printer on the market. The printing technology is capable of small fonts up to five point, meaning there is no longer any inconvenience when printing from the original samples to the most meticulous ones, as all sizes are reachable and fully comprehensive. The inspection system, Master Vision, is an automatic printhead inspection and calibration system currently being incorporated into all existing Jetmaster printers around the world. This device, equipped with UHD cameras and controlled by G6 software, detects possible printhead misalignments during production and compensates for them without having to stop the line. INFO# 174
BOBST, booth 918, showcases its new three-in-one MASTERCUT 1.65 PER flatbed die cutter. The machine handles corrugated, carton, and litho-laminated board without compromising productivity and quality, making it one machine for all jobs. The solution blanks in size VII and offers the possibility to deliver single cut, double cut, and full sheets. Its high-cutting force enables precise and exceptional die cutting quality, even for complex box designs. A top feeder guarantees scratch-free blanks and a feeding table with a dedicated pressing device is tailored for careful processing of warped materials. With delicate and precise feeding, production stoppages are reduced to a minimum and blank quality is assured. A bespoke power register offers contactless and accurate sheet registration, guaranteeing folding carton register precision even for corrugated board. INFO# 175
Domino, booth 1105, invites attendees to learn more about the Domino X630i digital aqueous inkjet corrugated press. The Domino X630i digital aqueous inkjet corrugated press is built, serviced, and supported in the U.S. with a small footprint of 10x38x21 feet. A climate-controlled environmental enclosure, lead-edge, servo-driven feeder, it utilizes a maximum sheet size of 63×118 inches, print area 53x 118 inches. The 600×600 dpi printer utilizes CMYK and AQ95 water-based inks with Polymer technology that are Swiss Ordinance, Nestle, and EuPia compliant. INFO# 176
Durst, booth 1124, showcases its range of high-productivity multi- and single-pass inkjet production systems with integrated material handling systems. INFO# 177
Kento Digital Printing, booth 218, introduces Kento Hybrid technology with sample prints and visual presentations. The Kento Hybrid is the trailblazer in utilizing flexographic alongside digital print technology. The press allows for up to an 80 percent reduction in ink cost versus traditional digital-only print. The Kento Hybrid is the first digital printer incorporated into a corrugated machine providing upgradeability to various components. This drastically extends machine life to what corrugated companies expect with traditional corrugated machinery. INFO# 178
Kelva Web Cleaning by Matik, booth 307, offers web and sheet cleaning mechanisms. Kelva’s Corrugated Cleaner is the performance leader for corrugated applications from ten inches to ten meters wide. Kelva quality is field proven at over 6,000 installations worldwide in corrugated, textile, label, tissue, film, and glass facilities. Kelva’s highly effective corrugated board cleaner with its guaranteed non-contact cleaning principle combines full speed production with full width cleaning on both sides. Automatic height adjustment and a self cleaning filter guarantee continuous production with a measurable decrease of shingling and environmental dust, lessening the need for washing cycles and resulting in a much better product, ready to be printed. It is ideal for digital corrugated printing applications. INFO# 179
Zünd, booth 206, has packaging workflow experts on hand who, inline with Zünd’s #letstalkworkflow campaign, are eager to discuss attendees’ particular pain points in digital production. On display are all Zünd automation solutions, including those for material handling—from automatic feeding/stacking with the Zünd BHS150 to robotic pick and place. INFO#180
Sep2022, Industrial Print Magazine