Bobst’s Yvan Magni Addresses Design Efficiency at IADD•FSEA Odyssey
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—During the just-concluded IADD•FSEA Odyssey conference, Yvan Magni of Bobst Group made a presentation, in which he took an in-depth look at the many ways that carton design can impact production efficiency. Using specific examples, Magni stressed the importance of designers understanding all aspects of the manufacturing process and offered tips on not only design, but also diecutting and folder-gluer operation.
Beginning with basic areas of the designers’ responsibilities, the session examined how early design decisions affect set up, production speeds, and waste. Basic design issues were identified including using proper corner relief, designing to avoid the creation of fishtailing on the folder-gluer, flap design, material and finish choices, how glue problems can be caused by an insufficient thickness of carton material, and the best placement of windows and cutouts. Magni also provided visual examples of how proper design, including the use of perforations and alternate cuts, can avoid jams and slowdowns on the folder-gluer.
The comprehensive discussion of how specific aspects of carton design effect production included numerous detailed mechanical illustrations of cartons and other products. Examples discussed included straight line products including tubes, straight and reverse tuck cartons; pocket folders including plain sleeves, CD sleeves, and mailing flyers; crash lock bottom boxes; 4- and 6-corner boxes; and others.