Pasaban upgrades the electrical cabinets of a cardboard sheeter for Okab in order to improve the machine’s performance.
The Okab Group has been providing cardboard and paper converting services to European market since 1969. It originally started converting envelopes, cutting paper sheets and currently provides tailormade converting services such as, sheeting, rewinding and ream wrapping across the entire continent from its plants in France, Germany and Sweden.
Pasaban has been working with the Okab group designing and manufacturing their paper and cardboard sheeting machines for more than two decades. During this time, we have manufactured more than 10 machines, just two of which are now more than 15 years old. That is the case of the KDD 1700, designed to work with high quality coated cardboard.
After analysing the possibilities for upgrading the sheeter, it was decided to update the electronic components. The PLCs, the hardware of the machine’s computer, and the electrical cabinets were replaced.
With this update, all the Okab’s sheeters now use the same technology.
Papeleira Coreboard S.A., a company that produces 220 tons per day of cardboard for the paper core and angle manufacturing industry, has acquired a BM 2600 Paper Winder as part of its machinery and facilities upgrade project.
Papeleira Coreboard is part of a group that includes Spiralpack and the paper core manufacturer Cicarsa. After a period of heavy investments to optimize their manufacturing process, they have become the benchmark for recycled paper in Portugal.
With the cardboard production machine upgraded, the Pasaban BM winder contributes significantly to meeting the objectives set by the company: to produce and convert safely and efficiently 220 tons per day of recycled cardboard.
The winder is an off-line pope winder equipped with 39 automatically positioned slitters. It converts the cardboard produced by the main PM into narrow reels that will later be used to make “Coreboard” and “Coretissue” cardboard cores. And it has the capacity to process 180 to 700 gsm cardboard at an operating speed of 1500 m/min.
At Pasaban we continue to meet our commitment to provide our customers with customized solutions that help then position themselves as a quality benchmarks in their sector.
Asia Symbol Paper Company has once again entrusted Pasaban with the design and manufacture of 2 paper sheeting machines which will become a part of the paper converting equipment at one of its plants.
This is not the first time that Pasaban manufactures a folio sheeter for this factory located in the province of Guangdong, south-east of China. Therefore, for one of their latest projects (PM12), the factory has once again chosen Pasaban's technology and machinery.
The Guangdong factory belongs to the April group, one of the largest cellulose and paper manufacturers in the world. It has a cut-size conversion line for the production and sale of high-quality copy paper. In 2017, due to the purchase of a new paper machine capable of producing 1,700 tons of paper a day, they found it necessary to complete the equipment with the latest technology conversion machinery that ensured a high-quality finished product.
Pasaban's KB sheeters are the right solution for paper and cardboard factories.
For the design of the cutters for the Asia Symbol factory, the characteristics of the manufactured paper were considered; high-quality copy and offset paper of 50 to 150 gsm. The result, a solution tailored to their needs, 2 KB 2000 cutters with 8 unwinders capable of producing at a speed of 320 m/min.
Once again Asia Symbol banks on Pasaban's paper converting equipment in order to continue offering a high-quality product that places them among the world's largest cellulose and paper producers.
The laminating line is now able to produce either laminate paper rolls or sheets depending on customer’s demand.
On the one hand, a new configuration for the laminating line was designed by adding two new pieces of equipment; a rotary unwinder and a rewind stand. On the other hand, an electrical upgrade of the sheeter was carried out, adapting it to work both OFFLINE and INLINE with the laminator.
Both the rotary unwind stand and the rewinding station installed on the laminator allow automatic splicing at maximum speed, capable of reaching 200 m/min. The two systems have electrical motors and everything is controlled by a high-performance PLC.
Regarding the sheeter upgrade, it was necessary to carry out improvements to the electrical system for which Pasaban drives and PLCs were used.
Currently, after the changes have been made, the sheeter can be fed by either its unwinders or by the laminator working INLINE. The sheeter is prepared to cutting in register on printed mark.
These solutions have enabled or customer to adapt the performance of their equipment to their specific needs, giving option to several configurations.
The project although complex due to space problems, it has been satisfactory and both the customer and ourselves are satisfied with the final result.
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The two KB2300 board sheeters will contribute to the British plant to continue offering a high-quality product alongside impeccable service.
Iggesund, an important Swedish group and a benchmark in the board mills on a global scale, produces two of the highest quality paperboard products in the market. In their Workington (UK) plant they make “Incada” folding box board. The brand is used for packaging in sectors with high quality requirements, such as the food, cosmetics, electronics and the pharmaceutical.
The factory’s finishing area is one of the fundamental areas of its production process. For 20 years, they have entrusted Pasaban with the supply and service of some of their paperboard cutting machines, this way offering them a total solution.
In the Workington Mill, Iggesund already has a KDD-2600 board sheeter which, together with an old Jagenberg and a Pasaban board winder, they have been some of the key machines in the paperboard finishing area. However, they are currently immersed in a machinery renewal process for which they have once again trusted in Pasaban. We will substitute the old equipment for two KB-2300 sheeters with highly automated rotary unwind stands able to process 170 to 400 gsm folding box board (FBB).
We are proud to be able to continue to satisfy our customer needs and to continue being a benchmark in the market. In this case being a part of the manufacturing process of 'Incada' and 'Ivercote' FBB.
VIDEO: The Making of Incada here
Once again, the quality of Pasaban machines, services and customised solutions make it a reliable brand for the world's leading paper and board manufacturers.
The winder will significantly increase production capacities, helping to improve delivery times for its customers.
Manipulados Emreser S.L., one of Pasaban’s committed customers, has once again trusted Pasaban for the supply of a BM-2600 board and paper winder. This converter, located in Murcia (Spain), offers solutions aimed at satisfying the carton requirements for the manufacture of all types of casing, display stands and packaged products, amongst others.
For over 20 years, Pasaban has provided them with the necessary machinery, such as several folio sheeters, in order to offer a high added value product.
Due to having recently expanded their facilities, they have entrusted us with the design and manufacturing of a winder which will reliably cut their high-quality cartons: folding FBB, craft, recycled, cardboard, coated and liner.
The winder has a width of 2600 mm and it is designed for cartons from 250 to 500 g/m2. It is prepared to handle both input and output reels of large diameters (2100 mm/1800 mm) at speeds of up to 1500 m/min. And It incorporates an automatic blade positioning system together with the last control improvements developed with the IK4-Tekniker technology centre.
With this project, we have contributed to Emreser reaching their objective of increasing the factory’s production and, consequentially, improving their delivery times.
Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Managing Director of the Naini Group and Chairman of the Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) has once again chosen Pasaban sheeters to meet his objective of providing a quality finish to the paper produced in the company’s two plants; Naini Tissues and Naini Papers.
Naini Group belongs to the medium-size pulp and paper manufacturing sector. Four years ago it hired Pasaban to design and manufacture a paper sheeting equipment in order to provide a higher quality finish to the paper it produces. The good results achieved were key to the manufacture and commissioning of two more high output sheeters.
To the 8 unwind stand KB 2400 sheeter, another KB 1900 was added. Including an automatic pallet change at maximum speed and a 6 unwind stand Compact CX145 sheeter with low speed pallet change without sheet reject. Those machines are to be the perfect complement to the first KB.
As for the type of paper, the sheet cutting machines are designed for sheeting 70 and 80 g/m2 light-weight printing and writing papers.
Mr Agarwal describes his experience with Pasaban with these words in an article for the Papermart magazine:
[…] Naini then shifted its focus to finishing paper. It installed a Synchro Fly Sheeter from Pasaban in 2014 for giving a quality finish to the paper it produced.
“We felt sheeting was not as per the market requirement and there were certain wastages at the end of the end-consumers. All this was because of not so good quality of sheeting. Installation of Pasaban sheeter again was an instant hit and we got very good new customers. So, that was again a turning point for us”.
Pasaban is committed to providing customers with customised products that contribute to positioning their companies as a benchmark for quality and as market leaders.
The lifetime of your machines concerns us. PASABAN UPGRADES EXTEND THE LIFETIME OF YOUR MACHINES.
In this case, the machine is a 1992 KDD 1900 paper and cardboard sheeter owned by ITC Limited (India).
Because of it being a highly automated sheeter and of a certain age, it presented various problems such as obsolete drives and controls, frequent stops for maintenance work, poor performance and an unsatisfactory final product.
In pursuit of the most appropriate solution and with the aim of improving performance and solving these inefficiencies, Pasaban provided ITC with the Upgrades service. After a thorough analysis of the possibilities for updating the machine, a solution was proposed and it was completed in just three weeks.
During the first two weeks, technicians completed the relevant mechanical and electrical work, replacing the damaged electrical parts of the original installation. They also installed new motors, photocells, detectors and other auxiliary elements.
The “Pasaban drives software” system was also included, for verifying the new digital regulators and for using the online service through the TeamViewer software and an Internet connection supplied by the customer.
Once these works were finished, the technical team continued with the set up of the machine, carrying out the relevant tests until the machine was in optimal operating condition.
All these improvements guarantee that the machine will operate without any problems for a longer period of time, also improving the quality of the final product by minimising the outages arising from maintenance problems.