Absolute has just completed the conversion to 2G carbon fiber chambers on two BOBST Bielefeld flexo presses for East Riding Sacks (ERS).
As the premier manufacturer of paper sacks in the UK, ERS is the largest independent supplier of multiwall sacks in the UK.
A key player in the European sack industry, ERS has a reputation for investing in high-quality equipment for both their print and conversion departments.
The relationship between ERS and Absolute has developed since 2015, when ERS was looking to replace the chambers on their six-colour F+K 16S.
At the time, their existing systems were heavy and worn, and ERS wanted to use the upgrade as an opportunity to improve both the performance and ergonomics of the press.
Jürgen Bopzin, East Ridings Technical Engineering Director, commented, “There are several suppliers of chambered doctor blades, so we assessed the market alternatives, including the OEM alternatives, and decided to try just one 2G carbon fiber chamber from Absolute.
After a testing period, we reviewed the performance and found that it gave us significant improvements in press cleanliness, speed of blade change, and ergonomics.
On this basis, we decided to replace the remaining seven units. We are really happy with both the technical expertise Absolute offers, as well as the service and support they have given us since.”
There was such improvement over a few short months that ERS decided they would also upgrade their eight-color BOBST F+K 20SIX press, as well.
This installation has now been completed and proven a similar hit with the operators and management. Antony Whiteside, MD of Absolute, is also happy with the outcome.
“ERS is a progressive company, constantly investing in new equipment, but also putting significant effort into upgrading the performance of existing equipment. This partnership is a great example of the excellent results that can be achieved when proactive and like-minded partners work together. Absolute follows this model for both upgrades and new product developments.”
The outcome. “ERS are a progressive company, constantly investing in new equipment but also putting significant effort into upgrading the performance of existing equipment.
This partnership is a great example of the excellent results that can be achieved when proactive like-minded partners work together. Absolute follow this model for both upgrades and New Product Developments”.