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SMARTFOLD ULTRA XL SERIES of Folder Gluer for folding cartons


The SMARTFOLD ULTRA XL folder gluer models are equipped with advanced state of the art technologies for fast job changeover, especially focused on multi-type work capabilities with medium-long to shorter run lengths folding gluing in mind. Speed up to 500 meters/min.

Motorized carriers, full and sectional job/memory recall, extended pre-folding section up to 3 meters in total length. Lifting upper carrier on pre-folding section. New universal multi-function section of 3 meters with integrated bump & turn allows to turn cartons 90 degrees and its alignment. Pre-breakers device by outer belts on both sides. New servo drives technologies, extra length crash lock bottom section. Extra folding & closing section with collapsible central carrier, able to produce complex carton structures, straight line, lock bottom, 4 & 6 corner cartons and more. PPCTS and DGM are committed to offer the industry an affordable, cost effective and complete state of the art solution for the folding and gluing needs of today's converter and market demands, one of the best cost/value/productivity equipment combination to be offered to the industry.


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Available widths:1100mm


PPCTS DGM Smartfold ULTRA XL folder gluer

1. Feeder section

  • Driven independently by servo motor and controlled by Smartservo.
  • Friction feeder with 8 untimed feeding belts, 30 mm width.
  • Electronic pile vibrator.
  • Lateral feed gates fully adjustable to the width of the blank.
  • Three adjustable front feed knives with carton spacing carriers (bogies).
Feeder section

2. Side register section

  • Driven by SmartServo system.
  • Independent section with an unparallel lower carrier that guides the box to a parallel handrail that allows a perfect blank alignment.


Side register section

3. Pre-folding section

  • Driven by SmartServo system.
  • Extra length of 3000mm.
  • Left hand glue flap pre-folder up to 180 degrees.
  • Third crease line pre-folder up to 135 degrees.
  • 1st and 3rd crease openers.
  • Three upper and lower carriers along full section.
  • Upper carrier tilting rack.


Pre-folding section

4. Multi-function section

  • Driven by SmartServo system.
  • Extra length crash lock bottom section of 3000mm.
  • 3 sets of upper and lower transfer carriers along the section.
  • Complete set of folding hooks and helixes to fold the front flaps of the blank smooth and accurately.
  • Set of accessories for B style lock bottom.
  • Integrated bump & turn allows to turn cartons 90 degrees and its alignment.
  • Pre-breakers device by outer belts on both sides.


Crash lock section

5. Gluing unit

  • One lower (left side) gluing tank.
  • Easy to remove and clean.
  • Standard 3 & 5 mm width glue disc.
  • Optional electronic upper gluing system by guns, upon request.


Gluing section

6. Folding & Closing section

  • Driven by SmartServo system.
  • Extra length folding & closing section, 4.5 meters long.
  • Collapsible central carrier by pneumatic system, saving time for set-up and allows to run small boxes.
  • Lifting central upper carrier by pneumatic system.
  • Smooth and accurate folding of 2nd and 4th crease.
  • Outer folding belts adjustable up to 180 degrees with variable speed.
  • Two upper & two lower carriers with 25 mm lower and 30 mm outer belts.
  • Width-wise adjustable heavy-duty compression rollers (optional).
  • Detectors of proximity between carriers to avoid damages when approaching.


Folding and closing section

7. Trombone section

  • Driven independently by servo motor and controlled by Smartservo.
  • Pneumatic box ejector, for quality control without interrupting the flow of boxes
  • Upper and lower drive mechanism for length adjustment.
  • Equipped with automatic belt tension-adjusting system.
  • Continuous and automatic box collection mechanism that ensures a neat trans-fer to the Press section, guaranteeing a well aligned flow.
  • Electronic counter and Kicker for marking batches.
  • Squaring device for crashlock bottom boxes.


Trombone section

7.1. Trombone crushing rollers (Optional)

  • Two (2) independently adjustable crushing rollers that can be positioned independently from the final fold carriers for precise positioning on the score as needed by the operator and carton design.
  • Driven by the trombone SmartServo system.
  • Independent pressure adjustment.


Trombone crushing rollers

8. Press section

  • Driven independently by dual servo motors and controlled by SmartServo.
  • Manual and Automatic speed variation in coordination with a photocell.
  • Upper section moves back and forward, allowing for different box length.
  • 5.5 meters total length with 3.1 meters effective pressure length.
  • Pneumatic pressure adjustment to avoid marks.


Press section

9. 4 & 6 corner device (Included on SL model)

  • Motorized and untimed electronic back folding system with intelligent servo motor technology - SmartServo. It allows accurate folding of all back flaps by mean of hooks installed in two independent shafts controlled electronically


4 and 6 corner backfolding device

10. SmartTurn with left and right side register re-alignment device (Optional)

  • Blank rotating/turning section of 1.9 meters.
  • Controlled by an independent SmartServo 4 drive system.
  • Blank rotation controlled by roller speed control differential and adjustable vacuum volume.
  • Left and right side re-alignment section following the SmartTurn for precision alignment of the blank into the next section of 1.6 meters long.


SmartTurn section

SmartTurn alignement section

11. SmartFeed Pre-feeder device (Optional)

  • Lateral feed gates fully adjustable to the width of the blank.
  • Two adjustable front feed knives with dual spring loaded feed rollers.
  • Driven by adjustable variable drive system.
  • Blank height in the folder gluer feeder section controlled by adjustable photocell.
  • Two pneumatically activated back carton pile jogger/spankers for uniform pile integrity in the folder gluer feeder section.
  • On wheels for easy positioning or removal.
  • Can also be used on most folder gluers as a retrofit.


Smartfeed Pre-Feeder

12. Small conveyor post press (Optional)

  • Small motorized 2 meter long belted conveyor after the press section.
  • Adjustable back guide.
  • Driven by adjustable variable drive system regulated with the folder gluer press section to change the shingle length for packing personnel.
  • Quick electrical disconnect from the folder gluer for easy positioning and removal.


Small conveyor

For more information contact PPCTS at 262-695-7536 or fill out our form on our About US page

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Last modified: 01/10/24