Baumer hhs Introduces FFG Go Glue Applicator

Baumer hhs GmbH, Krefeld, Germany, a manufacturer of industrial gluing systems in conjunction with quality assurance and camera verification systems, has introduced the FFG go, designed exclusively for glue application in flexo folder-gluers. It offers simple, intuitive operation but meets sophisticated demands on non-contact gluing in the corrugated industry. Developed for applications requiring gluing only, all of the “go” products achieve an excellent price/performance ratio. They give customers entry-level access to the world of Baumer hhs and its products.

The FFG go can operate 2-bead application heads based on DLK go technology for simple applications, or a 3-bead configuration based on P-500 technology for more demanding tasks. These multi-application heads can be flexibly adapted to customer requirements.

The heart of the system is the Xact FFG go controller, geared entirely to the gluing process—giving customers the option of applying dots or lines. Programming the individual glue beads via the menu-driven interface couldn’t be easier – or more reliable – for machine operators: All they have to enter on the touchscreen is the top flap dimensions and the flap length. The Xact FFG go also supports gluing on angled or slotted flaps.

With its Glue Save mode, the FFG go further ensures high-level sustainability and cost efficiency. This function converts the system from continuous to intermittent gluing, which can reduce adhesive consumption by up to 50%, without at all compromising the adhesive strength of the glued areas. The Glue Save mode gives Baumer hhs customers an advantage over low pressure and contact gluing systems that cannot incorporate a function of this kind.

Andreas Schneiders, corrugated business development manager at Baumer hhs, stated that with the Xact FFG go, machine operators can limit set-up to the most essential settings, but they don’t necessarily have to, because the new controller gives them the option of entering any additional settings required for a production order in subsequent menu levels. When it comes to programming glue patterns and parameters, the Xact FFG go basically offers all the functions of the company’s higher-end Xtend range.

Baumer hhs supplies the FFG go as a complete package, including a pump with automatic or manual adjustment as an option. The FFG go standard package includes a pump with a maximum adhesive pressure of 30 bar. Pumps suitable for a higher adhesive pressure are also available.

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