Prealpi Streamlines Quality Control Process with BOBST

Paper converting specialist Prealpi srl, based in Castiglione Olona, Italy, is leveraging the power of the new ACCUCHECK Recipe Management within the BOBST CONNECT platform. The Italian company is using this new function to improve setup times and quality control on a BOBST EXPERTFOLD 80 folder-gluer for folding carton production. With a wide range of printing and converting capabilities in-house, Prealpi serves customers in the food and beverage, cosmetics, hair and beauty, pharmaceutical, healthcare, textiles, and electronics sectors with high-quality folding carton and corrugated packaging, gift boxes and many types of in-store floor and counter displays.

The ACCUCHECK Recipe Management function allows users to create quality control recipes for folding carton packaging remotely and then send them directly to any ACCUCHECK on the production floor. Prealpi was quick to sign up as the beta site for testing this new technology. After extending the capabilities of their machine control platform, they were ready to use the new function on their BOBST EXPERTFOLD 80 folder-gluer line. The company soon experienced a significant change in its daily operation.

“Using the ACCUCHECK Recipe Management function has greatly improved the setup phase on the ACCUCHECK on our EXPERTFOLD 80 line. The option to prepare the recipe remotely, and in advance, has demonstrated great advantages in terms of both time savings and better product quality,” said CEO Armando Zanini.

Commenting on his experience with the new function, Production Manager Alberto Azzarri said, “Changeover times have been shortened as the machine operator no longer needs to set the job recipe from scratch, but simply calls up a product code or item name from the ACCUCHECK menu. The system retrieves the reference pdf from the network, including the quality criteria which were defined with the various offices. Once the upload is complete, the operator just needs to let ACCUCHECK read the number of blanks required for the setup before starting the production. This is a real time saver, compared to uploading the PDF manually with a USB stick before entering the data into the system on the machine.” Learn more at