Due to the machine’s high degree of automation, the British company has invested in a leading slitter to improve quality and productivity
Girona – Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, the leading independent company in the British market for high quality packaging printing, have strengthened their relationship with the acquisition of a Comexi S1 DT slitter by the British company, which is located in Leeds (United Kingdom). This purchase is Roberts Mart’s sixth Comexi slitter, and the second one of this model.
“Following another record turnover year, Roberts Mart & Co Ltd has further strengthened its converting department with the purchase of a second Comexi S1 DT. It is a market leading slitter in terms of productivity, with a high level of automation, including automatic knife and core positioning, and automatic core taping systems,” explains Tim Hilton, a Comexi UK/Ireland agent who works on location at Pack Support, which believes the British company, with this investment, “remains at the forefront of the flexible packaging marketplace”.
Roberts Mart & Co Ltd, founded in 1852, is a 6th generation family business that supplies a wide range of collation shrink wrap, laminated films, and high quality printed flexible packaging to customers in the food and beverage, confectionery & pet food markets. Is has also developed SpectRM, a flexographic print comparable to that of gravure. SpectRM has won over 40 awards worldwide for its colour consistency and ultra-high definition of print.
“Roberts Mart & Co Ltd has been a very important customer for many years. At Comexi we have always had the most innovative solution for their requirements, which are extremely high, and that has meant that the synergy between the two companies to be uninterrupted”, comments Ramon Jonama, Comexi Area Manager for this area.
The Comexi S1 DT is possibly the most automated turret slitter available on the market. This machine provides excellent results in both quality and productivity, notwithstanding the most demanding projects, due to its regulated control elements and high degree of automation. Cores, knifes, and almost every machine adjustment part is self-calibrating, resulting from an extremely interactive and amiable user interface. This unique automation of the Comexi S1 DT gives the operator the ability to load the reel into the machine and, if the configuration is appropriate, to deliver completed reels, which are palletized and singularly wrapped in bags, without operator intervention.
The turret of the Comexi S1 DT is able to perform jobs with a large output reel number. Furthermore, it is capable of working with the thickest structures used in the flexible packaging market, including aluminium, wax, and other hard materials. This machine has the NIP tension gap system with which different rewinding and unwinding tensions can be used. Moreover, the Comexi S1 DT allows for a high degree of customization, as well as many automated options, such as splicing tables, automatic reel unloading, video inspection camera, and the robotized labelling of finished reels.