ELLINGTON, CT—Rice Packaging Inc., Ellington CT, installed the PPCTS DGM SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X folder gluer for folding carton production. The SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X was put into production in late November 2017.
The SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X includes motorized job/memory recall carriers for fast job changeover, an extra length pre-folding section with tilting upper carrier frame, an extra length “universal crash-lock multi-function section” with integrated “bump and turn” and carton aligner, left and right six corner folding, as well as an extra length final folding section with drop down lower and lifting upper center carriers.
The SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA X is powered with a 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 servo back folding system which allows minimal carton separation that increases production throughput of four- and six-corner cartons at lower belt speeds. The electrical/electronics design is based on non-proprietary technology for easy machine servicing, including remote diagnostics capabilities.