Fox Group purchases new folder-gluer from Heidelberg

29 January 2013 (Last Updated January 29th, 2013 18:30)

US-based packaging and finishing services provider Fox Group has installed a new Diana X 115 folder-gluer from Heidelberg.

US-based packaging and finishing services provider Fox Group has installed a new Diana X 115 folder-gluer from Heidelberg.

Heidelberg's 90ft Diana has been configured with feeder and blank alignment module, and prefolder, blank turning module with alignment station.

The folder-gluer also features a collapsible box module, two automatic lockbottom modules, folding station, transfer station, compression and delivery section, as well as a Tunkers auto-pack station.

According to Heidelberg, the new Diana X 115 enables Fox to handle various trade and promotional materials including cartons, POP and display work in a bid to support the company's growing packaging business.

The Diana's length and open modular structure also create room to accommodate additional features such as labelers, inserters, and an inkjetting device, as well as Kleen-Stick and tear-strip applications.

The company decided to buy the Diana X 115, due to its features such as the speed, productivity, automation and flexibility of the machine design.

Fox Group chief operating officer Huck Brooks said the company has specific jobs in mind for the Diana.

"Now that we have the longest and most open configuration of the Diana in the US, and can do more complicated gluing than before, we can offer new services to our existing customers and effectively court new business," Brooks said.

Fox Group, which operates three plants-a total of 120,000ft² in Quakertown, serves customers located within a 200 to 300-mile radius of Philadelphia.