December 31, 2016
SMC Packaging Group installed our new Latitude Mini-Flexo-Folder-Gluer at our Springfield corrugated box plant in late 2016 and small box production has increased dramatically since. The Three-Color, Run-While-Setup machine is rated at 24,000 cartons per hour, and is consistently running at that rate.
The Run-While-Setup feature allows the crew to set the next order while running at production speeds. At a time when business is strong, changeover times have allowed for increased uptime and production speeds have kept our backlogs under control.
The pre-creasing section allows for increased dimensional accuracy for the demanding case-erector environment seen in so many of our customers’ plants today. The servo driven counter-ejector, squaring strapper, and air-table load former support the high-speed production of the Latitude Mini FFG.
Please look for the video on our website -- www.smcpackaging.com under Capabilities.