LIGMATECH at Xylexpo 2012: Customized Packing Just-in-time
Trends such as product diversity, flexibility, sustainability, and resource efficiency confront producing enterprises with new challenges also in the field of packaging. Individual solutions aimed at the requirements of the enterprises are in demand more than ever. LIGMATECH answers this tendency with the development of the highly flexible cardboard-box cutting machine VKS 200. Visitors see the live just-in-time manufacture of customized packing at the Xylexpo fair in Milan.
The cardboard-box cutting machine VKS 200 from the LIGMATECH company finishes cuts-to-size packing made of corrugated board –namely in the required number of pieces, the optimum size, and at the right moment. Various tool configurations permit the customized manufacture of cardboard products for every kind and size of products. LIGMATECH developed this new generation of cardboard-box cutting machine in cooperation with the company PACKSIZE.
Savings of up to 35 % in the field of packaging
Focussed on efficiency: The just-in-time production of the packing reduces the storage expenses and logistic activities considerably, decreases the packaging times, and optimizes the product protection. "More and more customers are convinced and rely on this solution," emphasizes Laurent Heimen, Sales Manager of the LIGMATECH company.
Lower the storage and logistics expenses and protect the environment at the same time
Today's product diversity in the company leads to the stock-keeping of a multitude of preassembled cardboard products of very different sizes. But still, the optimum cardboard-box size is often not in stock for every product. Consequently, additional filling materials are required to fill the remaining hollow space. This results in unnecessary transport volumes and high storage and logistics expenses. The just-in-time production of customized packing reduces these expenses considerably. Another advantage: The packing is a "one-material" one and has not to be separated and stored expensively for the correct recycling.
Optimum product protection also without additional filling materials
Customized packing designs ensure an optimum packaging of the products – to be more precise also without any additional filling materials. Fronts, finish assembled carcasses or knocked-down furniture are optimally protected for their way to the customer. Consequently, expensive transport damages will not occur.
Innovative technology: simply flexible
Whether series production or lot size 1, whether single-sheet feeding or fanfold corrugated cardboard, whether in stand-alone operation or integrated into a complex packaging line – the cardboard-box cutting machine adjusts in a very flexible way to the requirements and needs of the customer. And up-to-date multifunctional tools ensure the best cutting quality by means of the single-point principle – cutting, corrugating, and perforating at one point.
Efficiency by feeding and stacking: Boomerang® ZHR 500
Efficiency is at the focus of the field of return conveyor equipment, as well. In Milan, LIGMATECH presents the portal return conveyor Boomerang® ZHR 500 at a HOMAG edge-banding machine KAL 350. Above all, the design scores with a high performance and a convenient ergonomic handling even of large-sized parts. As an optional equipment, the Boomerang® ZHR 500 can be completed by a stacking and feeding function. The technology, thus, creates competitive advantages thanks to the increase of efficiency in productivity.