Single Facer – for a multitude of requirements

With more than 2,000 Single Facers sold, BHS Corrugated is the most famous and largest manufacturer and developer of Single Facers worldwide. Whether via cassettes or modular, via pressure rolls or belts, whether machines are operated with positive or negative pressure — BHS Corrugated offers its customers a wide range of solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. The basis for this is the consistently high performance and efficiency of our standard models “Modul Facer® MF”, “Advanced Facer AF” and “Quick Facer QF,” which are able to produce the flute profiles required by our customers for all available paper types and working widths up to 3,350 mm. Depending on model and connected environment, the use of Single Facers can achieve production speeds of up to approximately 500 m/min.

The features at a glance

Modul Facer®

Maximum performance, maximum automation, maximum flexibility

The Modul Facer® MF-A concept offers customers a completely new dimension of flexibility. Each corrugating roll module can be used in any position at any time, whether as swivel or lifting module. This simplifies and speeds up the operation of systems—even more since the number of flute changes in the corrugated board industry tends to increase within shifts.

Automatic flute changes in the machine can be accomplished with downtimes of only three minutes. The preheated corrugating rolls ensure the highest quality of corrugated board when you restart.

The glue transfer via the SoftTouch function always enables optimal glue application with constant contact pressure.

The Modul Facer®'s performance is aimed at production speeds of up to 480 m / min.


RFID - the MF-A’s “brain”

An essential factor for the Modul Facer®’s high process intelligence is the use of RFID technology (RFID = “Radio Frequency Identification”) as an integral part of the corrugated roll modules. By default, RFIDs store a complete set of setting parameters for communicating with the machine. In the course of flute changes, the RFID chip sends the optimal parameters to the MF-A and automatically makes the “correct” decisions without the need for manual intervention.

Each corrugating roll module has its own RFID chip. The parameters specific to the corresponding module are then scanned by the machine and the settings are automatically adapted to the respective flute. All information on production parameters, such as running meters produced, are re-programmed onto the corrugating roll set. Data loss can be eliminated.


Installation and commissioning: Off to a great start!

With professional installation and start-up, BHS Corrugated lays the foundation for long-term success of your Modul Facer®. All parameters and settings are adapted to one another and optimized based on your requirements for production and processes. The MF-A does not require a complex foundation pit. The groundwork is considerably reduced, which saves costs and time. The installation of the MF-A also takes little time. The prefabricated and tested modules can be quickly assembled; all controls, including the machine control cabinets, are located directly on the machine.

  • No foundation works required
  • Construction of the machine at ground level
  • No excavation pit required
  • Less downtime

     

Maintenance: For the life of your Modul Facer®

Our maintenance services include preventive maintenance for high system availability and ultimately lower your maintenance costs. We also offer coaching to help your own staff handle some or all of these services.
 

Repairs: fast and knowledgeable assistance

If your Modul Facer® goes down, you have to act fast. One call to our service hotline is enough. If the issue cannot be resolved remotely, we will immediately dispatch a highly qualified technician to correct the problem, minimizing downtimes.

Quick Facer

Outstanding performance

The Quick Facer QF-P features a whole range of basic design principles from the highly successful Modul Facer® generation from BHS Corrugated. It has been designed to meet all current and future production and quality requirements, to reduce the cost of life to a minimum, and to offer an optimal price-performance ratio. With over 300 units delivered, the QF-P has time and again demonstrated its strength in worldwide use, particularly in Asian countries.
 

Vacuum system

The QF-P is manufactured according to the highest industry standards and is characterized by its robustness and high degree of resilience. The integrated vacuum system is easy to use and can be cleaned with minimal effort. It combines safe flute formation with optimal accessibility—at speeds of up to 300 m / min. The circumferential vacuum holes ensure stable positioning of the papers on the corrugating rolls—this also applies to the edges when narrow paper widths are being used. Since each individual cassette has its own suction boxes on the drive and operator side, the vacuum settings do not have to be adjusted or recalibrated. This makes for higher cassette changing speeds with minimal waste output.
 

SoftTouch

The glue transfer via the SoftTouch function always enables optimal glue application with constant contact pressure.
 

Cassette change

The cassettes are moved to and from the machine manually or, optionally, via a motorized trolley. Cassette changes are possible from both the drive and operator side of the machine within ten minutes. An integrated electric drive motor is used as standard to move the cassettes into and out of the machine. The cassettes also have a quick steam and condensate connection plate, which allows quick and safe changes.
 

Easy maintenance

We have transferred the experience gained in the development of Single Facers to the QF-P. Also owing to an integrated service reminder system, maintenance requirements and the use of wear parts have been reduced to a minimum.
 

Quick installation

The Quick Facer QF-P is delivered completely “ready for installation.” All controls, including the machine control cabinets, are located directly on the machine. Its position at ground level simplifies installation and considerably minimizes project costs.
 

Advantages

  • Proven corrugated board geometry and cassette arrangement
  • Highly robust and resilient
  • Quick cassette changes
  • Simplified operation and maintenance

Advance Facer

Decades of expertise – maximum efficiency

BHS Corrugated’s decades of expertise in the development of single facers are reflected in the versatility, reliable quality and high performance of the Advance Facer AF-P. The AF-P offers proven roll geometry, easy storage and changing of cassettes due to patented magazines, production speeds of 350 m/ min and high profitability with low investment costs.
 

Efficient cassette change

The AF-P uses two systems for changing corrugating rolls. The Cassette Magazine® of BHS Corrugated was developed for customers who make frequent flute changes or are looking for a particularly space-saving solution with the aim of minimizing cassette movement in production. Depending on individual requirements, the rolls can be transported to the machine by hand or motor-driven trolleys and are then loaded and electrically moved to the production position. The Advance Facer AF-P is located on the drive side of the machine and can hold up to three cassettes. Cassette changes are made in a maximum of ten minutes—this ensures the quick and easy start of production. Optionally, the rollers can be preheated before switching to operating temperature.
 

Simple operation

The main premise in the AF-P’s development was the need for easiest possible, yet consistently safe, usability. Quick access to the ergonomically designed controls and relevant machine components makes for quick intervention in the production process and easy cleaning. The production is monitored by sensors; the corrugator is automatically stopped in the event of web breaks. The glue transfer using the patented SoftTouch function enables a consistently optimal glue application with constant contact pressure. In addition to the relevant parameters, the current operating status is clearly displayed in each phase. In this way, errors can be quickly detected and eliminated.
 

Minimized maintenance

BHS Corrugated’s decades of expertise in the single facer construction were directly integrated into the development of the Advance Facer AF-P. The use of wear parts and, hence, maintenance effort could be reduced to a minimum. An integrated system for monitoring service work also contributes to the AF-P’s high availability.
 

Quick installation

With its compact dimensions, the AF-P can be installed at ground level in systems already in operation. The Advance Facer AF-P is delivered completely “ready for installation.” All controls, including the machine control cabinets, are located directly on the machine.

Single Facer in detail

Glue application concept

In close contact

All Single Facers supplied by BHS Corrugated are equipped with the patented "SoftTouch” glue application concept. In contrast to conventional systems, glue application via SoftTouch ensures permanent, direct contact with the corrugated roll across the corrugator’s entire working width. In this way, the gluing of the corrugated board can be optimized despite the reduced consumption of glue, thereby achieving a higher overall quality of the corrugated board. At the same time, this helps reduce waste output.

Machine safety

The highest standards

All Facer modules meet the requirements of EN 1010-1 and EN 1010-5, the industry standard of the European CE Machinery Directive.

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Trainings 2020/2021

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