Buhrs Brings Collator to North America

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By: E&P Staff

Buhrs Americas, Inc., Plymouth, Minn., is marketing the Buhrs 4700 Newspaper FSI collater and polywrapper in North America after its introduction in Europe, where it has multiple installations at Deutsche Post and at Interlanden, in The Netherlands.

The 4700 was designed to speed machine set-up for different FSI types and to allow “non-stop” running with few or no rejected packages. Among its reatures are: the Buhrs RF-5 rotary FSI feeder, which automatically measures the FSI in the hopper, then sets the feeder speed to the gathering chain speed; 18,000-per-hour polywrapper that measures each incoming FSI package’s length and thickness, then adjusts the sealing mechanism on the fly for fewer rejected packages; and an integrated controller that combines database and machine controls for FSI zoning requirements.

The controller can be integrated with insert planning software such as Burt Technologie’ Packaging Manager and Line Manager. The control system permits the machine to continue running while inserts are changed out at different hoppers.

Announcing availability of the 4700, Buhrs Packaging Application Specialist Don Piontek said the “machine will permit packaging operations of all sizes to add high-throughput collating and wrapping that can grow as packaging requirements do.”

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