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Fix-a-Form launches single pass ECL machine

09.19.16

The Fold&Fix 2000 can fold and affix extended content labels to a web in a single pass, at speeds up to 100 fpm.

Fix-a-Form Engineering Solutions launched a new generation of leaflet labels machine at Labelexpo. According to the company, the Fold&Fix 2000 is the first ever publically available machine to fold and affix extended content labels to a web in a single pass.

"The Fold&Fix 2000 represents a revolutionary change in the way leaflet labels are produced," says Managing Director Andrew Denny. As well as folding in-line the machine also incorporates in-jet printing, hot-melt slot gluing, laminating, adjustable pre-curve and a flat-bed diecutter. The machine also includes a slide-in friction feeder for pre-folded booklets.

Denny explains, “There are considerable advantages to folding in-line. As well as saving an entire operation, it also reduces product handling and queuing times. More importantly though, it means the machine can run for around twenty minutes before needed to be reloaded, as opposed to most other leaflet label machines which need topping up every 20 seconds or so, which is a constant job usually requiring a second operator.”

The Fold&Fix 2000 is capable of running web widths up to 16½ inches, and of placing leaflets sizes of up to 15 inches or down to ¾ inch at typical running speeds of up to 100 feet per minute.

Fix-a-Form Engineering Solutions is part of the UK-based Denny Bros Group, specialists in the leaflet label concept. The company has been making leaflet label machinery for over 30 years and provides extensive after sales support to an international network of leaflet label manufacturers.