Support in the production of protective masks
The company Wrapping Solutions from Rosengarten near Schwäbisch Hall specialises in producing interior fittings for cars. In the face of the corona crisis, the company has decided to produce mouth and nose protection masks. Since 23 March, a maximum of 24 000 masks per day are sewn at 20 workplaces. In the long term, the company plans to expand to 40 sewing workstations. The aim is to produce in two-shift operation. "According to estimates, around 14 million protective masks are needed in Germany every day," says managing director Wolfgang Schaller.
Folding device increases production capacityThe Optima Packaging Group from Schwäbisch Hall is now supporting the company in optimising the work processes. "We have built a device for folding face masks and successfully put it into operation at Wrapping Solutions on 31 March," reports Werner Volk, who is responsible for new applications at OPTIMA life science GmbH. This was previously done manually and proved to be a bottleneck in production. The machine-made fabric blanks are folded in the station and ultrasonically welded on both sides. In the last work step loops are sewn to the masks.