Embossing at 400 m/min - Töpfer Kulmbach opts for Questec RQS-V sheeter with integrated embossing unit

Oct 11, 2023

German label manufacturer Töpfer Kulmbach GmbH produces labels and flexible packaging for the beverage, food and luxury food industries around the world. Classic products include wet-glue, self-adhesive or wrap-around labels made of film and paper.

Töpfer Kulmbach is constantly investing in new technical equipment and technologies to be prepared for future demands - most recently in an innovative Questec RQS-V sheeter from BW Papersystems.

For the converting of pre-printed wet-glue labels with grammages between 80 and 120 gsm, Töpfer Kulmbach needed additional capacity on the one hand, and increased efficiency was the goal on the other. Several test runs with its own material at BW Papersystems' Hamburg plant and on a sheeter already installed at another customer convinced Töpfer Kulmbach of the 1060 mm wide machine.

In addition to the high cutting and register accuracy and the sheeter’s special sheet transport by air without mechanical contact with the paper, the machine scored particularly well with its high production and embossing speed of up to 400 m/min.

Embossing at such a speed has never been possible before

The Questec RQS-V sheeter for Töpfer Kulmbach, which is scheduled for installation at the end of 2024, will be equipped with an inline embossing station, ensuring precise embossing of the labels at up to 400 m/min. Combined with accurate cutting, this embossing speed will lead to a significant increase in efficiency. A reject gate can be used to selectively eject bad sheets, e.g. with splices. Thanks to its compact design, the system will be easy to integrate into the existing finishing area.

"We are looking forward to the installation of our Questec sheeter next year and the increase in efficiency it will bring," says Roland Meile, Plant Manager at Töpfer Kulmbach. "A lot of time was spent on BW Papersystems' side to find the best cutting and embossing solution for us. We were really impressed by the sheeter’s speed and the good quality of the tests carried out with our label papers."

Find more information about the Questec RQS-V sheeter HERE

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