Chesterfield, UK-based The Corrugated Case Co has just taken delivery of a new Dong Fang casemaker. The Topra AD 1228 is a top print machine with three colours, slotting unit, rotary die-cutter, enhanced folder gluer unit and a counter ejector. It was supplied by Dong Fang’s UK agent, M & K Trading Ltd.
The feeder is fitted with a SUN lead edge feeder and can skip feed up 1500mm and has a maximum speed of 250 sheets per minute. Printing units are roll to roll, with an ink saving system fitted. Job changeovers can be achieved in 2-5 minutes using the quick lock stereo mounting, as well as the fully automatic slotting section with memory.
The new Dong Fang has replaced two older printer slotters and a gluer. This purchase is the second Dong Fang for The Corrugated Case Co in recent years, having installed a 1636 printer slotter with rotary die-cutter in 2012.
Tony Hession, owner of The Corrugated Case Co commented, “Once again, the new casemaker is running well and getting good throughput on some intricate die-cut work. M & K’s engineers worked well with our team and we were impressed with an efficient installation and start up on the due date, with minimum disruption when considering the size of the project.”
Mike Irving, Managing Director of M & K added, “It has been a pleasure to supply a second machine to The Corrugated Case Co and the installation went smoothly and on schedule. The Dong Fang range is well established in the UK now, with more installations due in 2020.”