EPF selects PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SLSeptember 10, 2020
Elite Print Finishing (EPF, Inc.), Burlington NC, has recently installed the innovative PPCTS DGM Smartfold 1100SL ULTRA X2S Folder Gluer to expand their folding and gluing capabilities. The ULTRA X2S from PPC Technologies and Solutions LLC (PPCTS) is specifically designed for the demanding and evolving North American market and well suited for the specific folding carton requirements of EPF. “In today’s production and market environment, it’s all about efficiencies and capabilities”, remarked Steven Roberts, President of EPF, “we were looking for the best available technologies, packaged in a cost effective solution and that’s why we chose the Smartfold 1100SL ULTRA X2S following extensive testing at the PPCTS demo center in Waukesha WI”.
The ULTRA X2S is an extended version folder gluer with two crash lock bottom sections and three back folding axes to deliver ultimate capabilities. It is equipped with motorized carriers for full and sectional job/memory recall, that includes recovery of machine operational settings for fast and repeatable changeovers with minimal start-up waste. The ULTRA X2S is powered with a low consumption multiple servo drive system for precise carton compression section shingle control through inching, production, acceleration and deceleration speed changes, as well as an innovative high-speed precision servo back folding systems which allows minimal carton separation. The electrical/electronics design is based on non-proprietary technology for easy machine servicing and with remote diagnostics capabilities.