Hugo Beck shows at the drupa its automation system for post-print processing
A leading manufacturer of flowpack, film packaging, and post-print processing systems Hugo Beck gives a positive account of the company’s appearance at this year’s drupa 2016 trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. From May 31 to June 10, the high-speed robotic system for film packaging applications in post-print processing proved a highlight on the company’s trade fair stand
This was the first time the company had presented its robot-assisted fully-automated feeder system in combination with film packaging applications to an international audience. The automation system takes charge of the manual onserting of gimmicks or samples, for example, and the subsequent film packaging. It consists of a parallel (or spider) robot and a corresponding packaging machine or line. The robot localizes, sorts, and dispenses a diverse range of 3D products and packaging with a load-bearing capacity of up to 8 kilogrammes and fully reproducible results both in the case of single products and large quantities.
“Product infeed made easy,” Hugo Beck’s Sales Director, Timo Kollmann, succinctly describes the company’s innovation. “Without exception, visitors fromacross the globe all responded positively to our new robot technology. This confirms the trend towards greater automation in post-print processing, a sector under heavy cost pressure,” Kollmann continues. “As a manufacturer, we have to give our customers solutions that will enable them to respond more flexibly to a diverse range of tasks in the future, while also operating economically. The post-processing market is becoming more complex and it is precisely the manual processes that pose a multitude of problems. We have responded to this with technical solutions that are simple to operate and integrate, as we demonstrated so successfully at the drupa trade fair,” Kollmann summarizes.
Hugo Beck is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flowpack, film packaging, and post-print processing systems in the 3000 to 18000 cycle-per-hour performance range. Versatile feeders and peripheral devices are available for every system. Besides series machines, Hugo Beck also offers a wide range of custom-made solutions. Cutting-edge manufacturing processes used in-house make it possible to respond flexibly to virtually any requirement the customer may have.
Hugo Beck machines are used successfully across the globe in various industries, including print and paper, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, food, textiles, glass, and wood.
Established in 1955 and based in Dettingen an der Erms (near Stuttgart, Germany), Hugo Beck now has the world’s most comprehensive manufacturing programme in the film packaging industry. Some 110 specialists develop and manufacture the innovative packaging solutions at the company’s site. This family-owned business is now represented by a network of partners around the world.