During a recent one-weekend operation at Adara Pakkaus Oy, we replaced a BHS-W double-sided web cleaner with a Weducon HE-90 Corrucleaner®. Adara’s objective is to improve print quality and reduce waste and energy consumption.
Adara Pakkaus Oy is an ISO-certified manufacturer and supplier of Finnish packaging and store advertising solutions. Its extensive product range includes both traditional corrugated packaging and shelf-ready retail packaging.
Adara’s expertise includes sustainable production of high-quality corrugated board, all the way to impeccable printing using the latest digital printing techniques.
Sustainability, quality, as well as respect for the environment and the well-being of its employees, are central to Adara’s entire production process. And this resulted in several awards, like the recent WorldStar award for the best packaging in the world.
A key requirement for sustainable manufacturing and a safe, printable product is the effective removal of dust and contamination. Weducon’s Corrucleaner ensures thorough cleaning while using a minimum of energy. This guarantees a healthy work environment, reduces cleaning stops, and prevents waste.
One-weekend installation, so no loss of productivity
On Friday, work began by removing the existing equipment. Mechanical installation of the Corrucleaner followed on Saturday, and on Sunday we commissioned and tuned the system for optimal operation.
Just like every other Monday morning at 6 a.m. sharp, the corrugated line resumed production. So the new web cleaner was installed without any loss of productive hours and immediately started removing dust and contamination.
AIG for complete and independent control of the web cleaner
The difference between this installation and another recent Corrucleaner installation on a BHS (in the same county) is the use of Weducon’s AIG. This control system uses a laser sensor to detect the web, measure the flute size and operates the Corrucleaner web cleaning system entirely independently of the BHS control system.
AIG in action
A format change where first the new position of the slitter/scorer is set. The Corrucleaners autonomous AIG control ensures automatic opening of the web cleaner to feed through the new web and closes of the web cleaner at the correct height, taking into account any change of flute size.
No undesired modifications to the corrugated line due to good preparation
Proper preparation prevents unwanted adjustments to the corrugated line. By planning the entire design, commissioning and installation carefully, not a single hole had to be drilled on-site. The stainless steel mounting and support frame were custom-made to seamlessly fit the BHS corrugated line. Thus, all mounting positions in the line are the original BHS mounting points.
In the coming weeks, an extensive performance test will take place, which we will publish on the website soon.
Do you want to learn more about effective web cleaning in your production process? Get in touch, we will be glad to help you.
Details web cleaner Adara Pakkaus’ BHS corrugated line
Corrugator: BHS 2.500 mm, year 2018
Web type: Corrugated board
Flutesizes: E, B, C, E/B, E/C, B/C
Application: Corrugated board production for direct to board digital printing
Speed: m/min: 350
Web width mm: 2.500
Web Cleaning System: Corrucleaner HE 90
Filter/fan unit: AFS420