Suppliers of equipment to packaging manufacturers of corrugated board and flexible material industries, Bobst Group has conceived a new stream feeder.

High speed feeding of nano- and micro-flute corrugated, double wall, and litho-laminated board is difficult.

The Loader-Ml stream feeder is expected to ensure regular and uninterrupted feeding without damaging the edge of the corrugated sheet, the overhanging liner or the printed surface of the board.

The stream feeder can be installed on Mastercut 1.7 and 2.1, Visioncut and SPO 160-S flat bed diecutting platens, and on Bobst Masterflex-L and Flexo 160-Vision print lines. Both loaders can feed materials from O and B-flute, up to 9mm double wall, with a maximum sheet size of 2100mm x 1300mm.

The standard version Loader feeds using a pusher system. The Loader-ML version, however, is a top feeder which creates a constant feed stream that prevents damage to fine flutes, liners, laminated sheets, and delicate substrates, as well as fine or heavy solid boards.

Facing challenging times, Bobst Group held live demonstrations of 4 products at Print 09 in Chicago.  Visitors could witness the capabilities of commercial printing and folding carton production of its diecutting, blanking, embossing, folding-gluing machines and its inline Braille application technology first hand.