TISSUE AND PAPER NAPKINS CONVERTING MACHINES
There are two kinds of machinery to produce tissue paper napkins:
- converting machines which fold paper napkins by vacuum (sometimes there are some folding clamps on the folding cilynder as well).
- converting machines which make tissue napkins by a folding head composed by a couple of rotating steel cylinders with folding clamps. We call them “mechanical folders”.
Speed offered by mechanical folding system reaches today 700 m/min. .
This technology is applied on 1-line and 2-lines folders even if – for example – the machinery OMET model NIAGARA is a 4-lines folder.
Speed of vacuum system machinery is definitely lower, but there are vacuum folders up to 8 ways of production therefore, at the end, the daily production may be not a problem anyway.
During last period, many steps were done not only to improve the capacity of napkins machinery, but even to get a better quality in printing and something new in embossing: you may find napkins converting machines with flexographic printing stations up to 8 colors (central drum) and with embossing + glue-lamination unit which gives to paper napkins higher softness , bulk and quality.
Nowadays, an automatic transfer from the napkins folding machine to the automatic packaging machine is a must: such as an high quantity of converting tissue napkins per minute would oblige to employ too many workers for transferring napkins by hand.