Brandtjen & Kluge and LasX Introduce CartonsInMinutes
CartonsInMinutes™, from Brandtjen & Kluge, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and LasX, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is a continuous digital process that converts digitally printed media to finished goods in minutes.
Brandtjen & Kluge, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and LasX, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, have introduced CartonsInMinutes™, a continuous digital process that converts digitally printed media to finished goods in minutes. LasX and Kluge have integrated technology from each company to produce a system that can be operated inline or near-line with any digital printing press.
The system configuration includes laser processing and robotic blanking using variable data from LasX and modular paper transporting and folding and gluing systems designed for quick changeover from Kluge. The result is a cost-effective system for one-to-one folding cartons with complete personalization and instant order change. A double-tuck folding carton was laser-cut, laser-scored, blanked and folded, and glued in-line. Laser cutting and scoring streamlines folding carton manufacturing by reducing lead time, eliminating costly tooling and reducing or eliminating work in process.
The CartonsInMinutes process can be scaled to meet the needs of any digital production environment. Speeds as high as 15,000 cartons per hour can be converted with instant order change capabilities for continuous production. Both sheet-fed and roll-fed solutions are available.