After adding a Bobst Novacut 106 E, the Malaysian packaging printing company Tung Lim Press has increased output by 35%. It invests in the latest technology to meet customer demands and prepares for a move into new markets. This is the third generation of Bobst die-cutters that has been installed at the factory in Selangor.
The company has grown into a well-organized large corporation and one of Malaysia’s leading packaging printers.
Wong putting his views on the excellence of Bobst machines
“We started out with a Bobst SP 900 machine, which was the very first automatic die-cutter on the market, followed by an SP Evoline 102 E, and since then, we have relied on BOBST for all of our die-cutting needs. Their machines are known for their excellent performance and are always robust, reliable, and very precise,” said managing director Jeffery Wong. “In order to stay competitive, we are constantly upgrading the facilities to keep up with market trends, so we need top quality machinery.”
The present 83,000 sq ft Tung Lim Press factory stands on the Damansara River banks southwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The company runs a bank of three offset printing presses and three folder-gluers in addition to the three Bobst die-cutters, along with other converting equipment. With a turnover of over 25 million ringgit (US$ 6.1 million) and 110 staff, it can turn out six million units each week.
Versatility and productivity in one machine
The latest generation of Bobst die-cutters, the Novacut 106 E Autoplaten, offers cost-effective cutting and stripping in-line. “We are achieving an average production speed of 7,000 sheets per hour, which increases the production output by 35%. The die-cutter is also very operator friendly, and we highly rate its safety and the easy access to maintenance, which improves the working conditions for our operators,” explained Wong.
With a high level of automation, the Novacut 106 E delivered more uptime and increased precision. Set-up is simple using the HMI Sphere, a full-color 22-inch screen where all settings are displayed for convenient and intuitive navigation. It also enables repeat jobs to be loaded quickly. The integrated Quick-Lock system, automatic locking and unlocking of the upper stripping tools, and Centerline system for assembling, positioning, and centering the tools ensure even delicate, and light materials are cut and handled perfectly.
“Not only can we guarantee the quality of the products we make, but the new die-cutter has also helped speed up our delivery times, so we can produce any job quickly and profitably, no matter whether they are small or large,” said Wong.