Folder-gluers from Robus India

By 03 May 2021

Ashish Patne, sales and service head, Robus India, explains to Rahul Kumar how the company’s folder

What does the machines do?
Robus India folder-gluers are designed to produce crash-lock cartons, 4.5-feet LED tubelight boxes, A and B type boxes, four- and six- corner cartons, tapered boxes, double wall, envelope, catch cover, fish-tail cartons, PP clear film cartons, two- piece boxes/AB pasting, and disproportionate flute cartons.

The machines also include features such as Rapid Wave technology (hookless), unique auto removal of centre conveyor, squaring device, clapping device, semi-automatic collecting table, cross-pasting or fish-tailing control system, and others, specially designed by the research department of Robus India. The machines offer freedom from monopoly components. Robus India machines provide European quality at reasonable price.

Which are the different models?
There are six different series of the Robus India folder-gluer — ES Series, JC Series, JX Series, JT series, semi- automatic for lock-bottom pasting machine and semi-automatic for uneven AB pasting machine.

How do these models differ from each other?
The JC series is the most advanced model for mono cartons and three-ply cartons. It is available in sizes of 850mm and 1,100mm and includes unique features to fulfil the requirements of the Indian market. For example, the Rapid Immovable Hooks technology can help to run crash-lock cartons at a speed of 400m/min.

The machine features auto removal of centre conveyor, memory system, clapping device, squaring device, suction feeder, and four-fold lock bottom with international standard pre-folding. It also allows retrofitting to add advanced attachments such as semi- automatic collection table, inline inspection, inline braille, four- and six-corner attachment, grinder and plasma. The ES Series is used for duplex, mono and three-ply cartons. It is available in sizes of 680mm and 850mm. The model has all the features available in a folder-gluer from a global brand.

It can handle three-ply up to 4-mm and PP clear material specially used by wine, pharma, and perfume industries. It also allows retrofitting to add advanced attachments such as braille, collection table, inline inspection and four- and six-corner. The JX Series has been designed for corrugation boxes. It is available in sizes of 1,200mm, 1,450mm, 1,700mm, 2,100mm, 2,300mm, and 2,800mm.

The machine is ideal for simple side pasting, lock-bottom and four- and six-corner jobs. Special features include fish-tailing control system. It is especially equipped with paper regulator device, and disproportionate cartons can be run easily in this series. The JT series has been designed for the pasting of double part boxes.

It includes all the features of the JX series. It is available in sizes of 1,700mm, 1,900mm, 2,400mm, 2,800mm, and 3,200mm. In this, up to nine-feet long carton can be glued with cold glue. The semi-automatic machine for lock-bottom pasting has been designed for small-run fluted cartons. It is available in sizes of 1,500mm and 1,800mm. The semi-automatic machine for uneven AB pasting is available in sizes of 1,800mm and 5,200mm.

Is there anything in the machine, which is available as a standalone, if the machine is modular?
There are a few parts in the machines, which can be standalone, such as Braille attachment, unique collection table used for RI machines and others, including 4.5-ft LED tubelight boxes in both board and corrugation, pneumatic vibrator feeder, four- and six-corner, grinder, nozzle glue gun system with cold glue as well as hot glue, plasma, clapping device, inline system, and squaring device.

When was the machine launched?
We started working on the machine in 2015 and launched it in India one year later. Five years down the line, it has proven to be one of our most successful products.

Which is the target market?
We focus on the packaging converters, which deal in mono cartons, corrugated cartons, three-ply, five-ply, seven-ply printed and non- printed boxes.

How fast is it?
The maximum speed of the machine is 450m/min, but some of our clients are running the machine at a speed of 500m/min.

What kind of substrates it can handle?
The machines can handle all types of board, cardboard, PP clear and corrugated cartons, and three-, five-, and seven-ply printed and non-printed boxes.

What was the thought process when the machine was conceived?
The idea behind the development of the machine was to provide a best- possible solution to the requirement of the Indian market at a reasonable price, especially for those who are dealing with versatile jobs.

What is the USP of the machine?
It is the unique auto removal centre conveyor section. It saves 99% change over time.

How easy is it to use?
It is a completely automated machine, easily accessible and easily controllable.

What training and support are on offer?
We are one of the best service providers on the latest technology. We provide operational training given by our operational engineers once the machine is installed. We also supervise the working of the machine periodically.

How much does it cost?
The range is from Rs 36 lakhs to Rs 2 crores.

What is the installation numbers worldwide? How many do you expect to install in 2021-2022?
In India, we have installed around 120 folder-gluers and are expecting 50% increment in the next financial year.

Contact details
Swati Singh
Business development manager, Robus India Mobile: 9810119683

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