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What corrugated board grades can be converted and what other materials can be converted?
This question has 2 answers. 1. All grades in from AB to DWB4 can be run on all machines. 2. Particularly on the Flat Bed Roller Die Cutter, the possible constraints are linked to the dies and tooling more than the machine capabilities. With heavy duty board, the die in most cases works best when fitted with scolloped/Rotary Die type blades.
Delivery of Machines - LOCAL & ABROAD?
All machines are always ex works. Machines sold abroad are totally for the buyers attention however we will assist where possible. The Port of Export: Port Elizabeth Harbour. Local Machines are also ex works. Please ask your contact at Boxpac Port Elizabeth for suggestions for delivery as we have a fixed price per machine with Guardian Freight for Deliveries to Johannesburg or Cape Town. There is also a truck available between Port Elizabeth Cape Town, but although cheaper can only deliver to our site in Epping 2 and will load when the truck is empty.
Our policy is 40% deposit and full payment prior to collection. Depending on the bank, we may be flexible as to the deposit in extreme cases but no machine can be collected without full payment showing in our bank account.
COLORS OF MACHINES
Our Standard colours are Hamertone Silver/Grey or Hamertone Blue with Electric Orange. When not purchasing a machine out of stock other options may be considered. ASK YOUR BOXPAC CONTACT.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON BOARDS USED FOR MAKING BOXES?
B FLUTE BOARD (roughly 3 mm), C FLUTE BOARD (3,6 to 4,2mm) AND DWB (DOUBLE WALL BOARD-6mm) WHICH IS A COMBINATION OF B AND C FLUTE TOGETHER.
How do you tell the difference between different card boards?
Cardboard is "graded as follows": In a single wall board, you will hear 2 letters mentioned ie: a/c board... The first letter (a) is the board class. the higher the letter b,c,d the higher the grams per square meter or GSM of the paper. The second letter the (c) is the flute size so a class / c flute =a/c board or AC Board Double wall Board (DWB) works a little differently. DWB is refered to as DWB0 DWB1, DWB2,3,4 etc. The main varian is the 3 paper liners between the flute however although limited, the flutes do have about 3 or 4 various GSM's and they can be 100gsm (new in RSA), 125gsm, 140gsm, 160gsm, 175,gsm
WHAT IS THE METHOD FOR CHECKING WHAT A SAMPLE BOX IS MADE OUT OF.
1. Get a perfectly square piece of metal sheet 100mm x 100mm. 2. Place the plate on the cardboard slightly in from the edge and cut accurately all along the edge until you have a piece of the board 100x100mm 3. Place it on a scale that can weigh at least to 2 decimal (0,XXg) 4. Measure the thickness of the board with a vernier to ascertain the thickness. 5. By compairing the material to the list your supplier gives you to purchase from you will get a good idea as to which board could be close. PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE ARE MORE SCIENTIFIC METHODS BUT FOR BEGINNERS THIS IS THE BEST METHOD TO START. THINGS LIKE WHETHER THE PAPER IS RECYCLED OR VIRGIN ETC. ARE ALL THINGS YOUR BOARD SUPPLIER SHOULD GLADLY ASSIST YOU WITH. OTHERWISE SEND QUESTIONS TO firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly advise you.
|Corrugated Box Machines|
|Production & Technical Director||Rodney Timm|
|Office hours||Monday - Friday 08h00 to 16h30|
|after Hours 082-900-1767|
|Liesbeek House, River Park, River Ln, Mowbray, Cape Town|