November 17, 2022 - BMG, a world’s leading provider of forming, tooling and automation solutions, announced the QuadPro paper former. The company claims QuadPro is a world’s first continuous large-bed paper former that provides the highest production output and lowest scrap rate in the industry by using a patent-pending, continuous forming process. The system is the product of cooperation among three BMG companies, Brown Machine, Freeman Tooling and NAS Nalle Automation Systems. The companies say they brought together technologies and processes to create an innovative turnkey paper forming, tooling and automation solution to meet the industry's demand.
BMG claims QuadPro consistently outperforms the market leader in paper forming. The company says QuadPro achieves up to 3.5 times as much product output, over 95% product yield, and under 5% product scrap when compared with the competition. BMG also assures its new Paper Former produces higher quality products with improved rigidity.
One significant feature of the QuadPro, BMG explains, is its ability to provide material scoring without cutting blanks while running printed or unprinted paper with automatic continuous decurling and splice detection, enabling easier operation. This means that no operator adjustments are needed, machine jams are reduced, product quality is improved, and machine operation is easier overall, the American manufacturer says.
According to the company, the system’s automatic splice detection capability also allows it to bypass score and form stations, achieving a faster changeover and less scrap. Further, its servo-controlled score depth adjustment allows for easy on-screen adjustments stored in a recipe for recall, as well as on-the-fly adjustments that reduce downtime. The company claims this helps achieve consistent, precise score depth in increments of .0005 inches.
BMG says that other benefits of the QuadPro include its ability to cut and form in place, and its automated product extractions, stacking, counting and conveyance. In addition to running printed and unprinted paper, the system can also form plates, bowls, and trays, allowing for a diverse set of products to be produced.
BMG in Beaverton, MI, USA, is one of the global leaders in thermoforming, tooling and automation. It designs and manufactures continuous thermoforming equipment, tooling, material handling and packaging automation, robotics, and related services including system upgrades, prototyping, process optimization, and technical support. Its equipment has been in the market for nearly 70 years, with systems operating in over 70 countries.