Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H.

In a league of its own: High-speed valve bottomer ad*starKON SX

ad*starKON SX - High-speed valve bottomer
Combining outstanding production speed, high-precision bottom closure and superfast format change, the latest model in the Starlinger AD*STAR conversion line series gives converters a technological head-start in poly-woven block bottom sack production.

Performance excellence in converting
The keyword is efficiency: Increased production efficiency translates into increased profits. In converting, high production efficiency means quick material roll change and format change, little machine downtime and a low waste rate. All these criteria have been taken into account in the development of the new ad*starKON SX to create a highly efficient, fast and reliable conversion line for the patented AD*STAR sacks made of coated polypropylene tape fabric. Designed for the economic production of standard, open mouth, 2-ply, pocket valve and BOPP laminated AD*STAR sacks the conversion line runs at a production speed of up to 85 sacks/minute. The pin-free continuous sack transport system and the precisely working bottom forming section ensure reliable bottom and top closure without harming the fabric.

Fabric width variations? Quick sack format change? Hakuna matata!
The Swahili expression for “No problem” says it all: Even if the width of the tape fabric on a roll used for sack production varies, the ad*starKON SX will be able to convert it into perfect block bottom valve sacks. An integrated fabric width monitoring system continuously checks the fabric width and automatically compensates width variations, ensuring constant high-quality bottom geometry. This does not only avoid unnecessary machine stops but also reduces the number of rejects significantly. Changing the sack format is also easier than ever: The new sack format is defined on the main control panel and carried out automatically on the machine by key press.

Highest production efficiency, 24/7
“The ad*starKON SX is playing in its own league”, says Herman Adrigan, Starlinger Sales Director. “Compared to other conversion lines for this application it is extremely flexible and easy to handle.” The successful introduction of the new Starlinger AD*STAR conversion line is reflected by the positive feedback of converters from various parts of the world, some of whom are running the lines 24/7. “With its high degree of automatisation and special features the ad*starKON SX handles the critical steps in block bottom sack conversion perfectly, and sack converters like its uncomplicated mode of operation. The market demand is so high we can barely keep up with production and delivery”, Adrigan adds.
Since July 2012, when the first ad*starKON SX was delivered, 12 lines have left the Starlinger factories in Austria.

AD*STAR® is a registered trademark. AD*STAR® sacks are produced exclusively on Starlinger machinery.