Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

OMET has launched its latest version of the FV line, a high-performance vacuum folding machine that’s dedicated to the production of dispenser napkins.

According to the supplier, the FV.6 is a vacuum folding line that has six lanes and provides high-performance, automatic process and enhanced efficiency during the entire productive process.

The whole converting process can be controlled from the main panel due to a group of cameras installed inside the machine which allow real-time inspection and control, zoom and images rewind.
It features a new transfer unit with two deliveries working alternately.

The stacking system is more efficient and enables the production of dispenser napkins with 1/8 folding.

Due to the guided sliding system, it can produce packets up to 350mm. It can also be integrated with different type of packing machines.

The machine can produce sizes up to 17×17 inches at the maximum speed of 250 metres per minute and it can also use more than one reel or wider reels.

OMET said that despite a reduced production speed, it has the same production capability of a mechanical folding machine with less possible mistakes.

The FV.6 completes the range of OMET machines based on vacuum-folding technology.