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Superior invests in a new rollem b1 jetstream

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One of the UK’s most rapidly expanding and successful design, print and fulfilment companies has ordered a B1 JetStream from Barnsley based Rollem.

Superior currently produces significant volumes of shelf cards of various sizes for Point of Sale (POS) kits, under extremely tight deadlines, for major retail brands.  Using their current processes a large amount of their POS material is creased, die-cut, guillotined and collated requiring 3 different machines to produce this work.

Having visited IPEX at the London Excel Centre, Superior viewed a Rollem designed and manufactured, Slipstream MKII which was demonstrating cutting and collating of playing cards.  As a result of this, Superior approached Rollem about designing a machine that was capable of producing a similar result for a range of shelf edge cards.

The equipment will enable Superior to produce shelf edge labels from B1 paper stock up to 400gsm at up to 1,000 sheets per hour in one pass.

The system will include Rollem’s newly developed suction feeder which offers a more consistent feed and has capability of running a heavier stock up to 700gsm to a high quality standard. The new suction feeder has cups that pick up the stock rather than relying on friction from the drum which can skid on the feed.

Rollem export 80% of their work and Managing Director, Stuart Murphy said “we are pleased to be able to work with Superior to tailor this system to meet their needs which will enable them to increase their production capability.”

From flat sheets, the Rollem B1 JetStream machine is capable of cutting, creasing and collating in one process, which has resulted in a significant reduction in both production times and waste which is important as it is in line with Superior’s environmental policy.

Following delivery by the end of October, one of Rollem’s engineering team will go to site to install and carry out operator and service training over a period of 8 days.

Richard Blueitt, Operations Director, Superior said “We have, for several years, been actively seeking a machine that is capable of producing this type of work faster and more efficiently.  After many meetings and discussions with the development team at Rollem, we are pleased to announce the installation of our new Rollem B1 JetStream. This has been an exciting project and we look forward to working with Rollem in the future.”

To see the B1 JetStream in action please view the video here