The paper flow, from reel reception and storage to loading and stub removal, can be automated and networked by embedding KBA reelstands in our Patras reel-logistics system incorporatingautomatic splice preparation plus other transport and handling components.
KBA Patras reel handling
KBA Patras is a flexible, high-performance Paper reel Transport System. Its modular design, supporting various levels of sophistication from manual to fully automatic complete with conveyor board, rails and reel dolly, means that it can be embedded in a reel logistics system and configured to accommodate individual production requirements and printshop architecture. At the highest level of automation the new reels are offloaded from the delivery trucks, conveyed to the store, prepared for splicing and loaded onto the reelstand, and the expired reels removed, all with virtually no manual intervention. With KBA, the entire sequence from reel reception to stub disposal is part of a networked production process that delivers substantial savings in cost, time and waste. KBA plans and implements reel logistics systems configured to customer specifications.
KBA stripping station
A foot-operated unit with driven height-adjusting rollers for removing the outer wrapping from the reel quickly and with a minimum of paper waste. The weights and the bar code of the packed, stripped and (where necessary) splice-prepared reel can be logged separately for subsequent internal evaluation.
This is an automated splice-preparation unit for a high throughput of reels. Alongside the enhanced safety aspects (automatic reel changes and standardised splice preparation to eliminate human error) KBAis also cost-effective and easy to use.
KBA offers a choice of three different types, depending on press output, web width and other specifications. The KBAis engineered for single-width newspaper presses and our new C16 commercial press with web speeds of up to 13mps (2,560fpm). The split arms accept reels of different widths in 1mm (0.04in) increments up to a maximum of 1000mm (39.37in), a maximum reel diameter of 1270mm (50in) and a maximum reel weight of 1.3tonnes (1.43 US tons), or 1.6tonnes (1.76 US tons) for commercial presses. The KBA is also for web speeds of up to 13mps, but a maximum reel weight of 1.8 tonnes (1.98 US tons) and (depending on the weight) a maximum reel width of 1760mm (69.3in). It is a budget-price alternative to our heavy-duty KBA , which can handle web speeds of up to 17.2mps (3,386fpm) and reels weighing up to 6 tonnes (6.6 US tons), a maximum of 2520mm (99.1in) wide and 1524mm (60in) in diameter. A typical feature of our new-generation beltless reelstands is that they are driven and braked via robust AC servo motors acting on the reel core. Infinitely adjustable split reelstand arms allow the simultaneous use of different web widths for changes in pagination. All Pastomat reelstands are preconfigured for optional automatic reel loading and stub removal. Our automated reelstands are equipped with remote operating displays and fully embedded in the press control system. They combine safe functioning with low maintenance and easy operation.