- Published on Thursday, 12 May 2011 00:37
- Written by Staff Reporter
GERMANY - A specialist for fast intermittent application of adhesives, Baumer hhs presents a system for integrated 100% inspection of corrugated boxes.
The blank is perfect, the optic impression very well. But still things can go wrong during the processing of corrugated boxes: There is a diagonally fed blank. Or fragments of the blank cover the glue flap. Or the whole adhesive bond opens up with first use. Optic check instruments can foreclose any kind of trouble.
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Customer complaints are usually expensive. The customer may never come back when there is no goodwill gesture after complaints. And goodwill usually means a significant reduction in price or second production without charge. In case the customer faces further damage, for example when you don’t meet deadlines, it may get hard for your business. In addition, many customers - especially big brands - demand quality measures starting with placement of order.
In the process, the biggest risk is at the end of the chain: in gluing and folding the box. Grab samples that may be adequate elsewhere, must be replaced by systematic verification here.
Known as specialist for glue application systems, the Krefeld based manufacturer Baumer hhs has become a stronghold in quality assurance for flexo folder gluers. For this reason Baumer hhs systems combine application of glue with glue monitoring and other verifications, resulting in a system with central administration.
These systems are equipped with a 2-step fault warning system: The first step is an optical alarm for erroneous products as required combined with ejection or marking at the end of the station. In case there are consecutive errors, the system can also stop the feeder.
But there’s more to come. At the end of the process you can produce PDF protocols, that can be forwarded from box maker to brand manufacturers together with the products.
For 25 years Baumer hhs have concentrated on high-quality products, from pumps or melting devices and a large variety of application guns through to touch screen controllers with integrated sensors for code and glue. Regardless of whether the customer is gluing folding cartons or advertising brochures, drawers, bags or mailings, perfect all-round service with broad industry knowledge is part of this suppliers’ package.
Baumer hhs is part of Swiss Baumer Group, an internationally established manufacturer of sensors and system solutions for the factory and process automation. The innovative family-run company employs about 2000 people at 35 sites in 18 countries.