System upgrade at Max. Aarts B.V.
Max. Aarts is part of Optimum Group, a leading Northern European label printing group with operations in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Germany with 15 member companies.
Shredding and extraction system expandedMax. Aarts has already had a central extraction system CB-1000.2 since 2010. This system cut and conveyed the waste from two matrix machines and one edge trim machine. In 2021, MATHO Konstruktion & Maschinenbau GmbH (Ellwangen, Germany) extended it with one additional matrix machine and another edge trim machine. For this expansion it was necessary to increase the fan drive power from 7.5kW to 15.0kW and to adapt the pipe system including the pipe diameters. This also enables the system to be expanded to include a further production line in the future. The waste materials are shredded using cutter modules, sucked off with a radial fan and collected in two 1000l big bags. In order to guarantee an energy-efficient solution, the system was equipped with a frequency converter for stepless adjustment of the fan output.
The following benefits result for Max. Aarts:
- Volume reduction by shredding the residual material thanks to a cutter positioned in the pipe system.
- Very low noise emission
- Reduction in machine downtime
- High machine speeds during the slitting and rewinding process
Customised production“The upgrade of the Matho system has been implemented flawlessly. Only a few hours of production stop were required so that the Matho engineers could swap the exhaust fan as well as the exhaust piping. Given the available space for the engineers to work (the exhaust fan and sound insulation box are positioned in a separate room), this was a first-class job! Next to the extension of the exhaust system, two oilers have been replaced to the latest generation. Also here: plug and play,” states Arnaud Fleuren, senior packaging specialist at Max. Aarts