In 2017, JCEM introduced its P7 High-Speed Blade Pleating machine, the world’s fastest blade pleating machine to date, with speeds of up to 350 pleats/minute. And now, in 2023, JCEM releases its latest high-speed pleating machine, the all-new P8 with speeds of up to 500 pleats/minute!
The new P8 uses the latest Bosch Rexroth magnetic levitation technology that allows for record-breaking speeds previously thought to never be achieved in a blade pleating application. The P8 design has tremendously reduced the number of mechanical/moving parts that eliminate the need for greasing or cleaning, while still offering very good strength characteristics. The result is world-record pleating speeds with excellent pleat height tolerance and quality.
Simultaneously, TAG, part of the JCEM Group, has also just released its latest Mini-Pleating machine with completely new Beckhoff controls and Bosch Rexroth motors and drives. For customers, the new platform offers many updates, such as higher pleating speeds (up to 30 meters/minute), improved web tension control, a new Servo Unwinder, full synchronization between Mini-Pleater and Blade Pleater, and much simpler integration of additional accessories or features in the future.
The P8 design has tremendously reduced the number of mechanical/moving parts that eliminate the need for greasing or cleaning, while still offering very good strength characteristics.
Another big advantage is the ability to change pleat heights completely on-the-fly without stopping the machine, which is quite revolutionary as this is a huge time saver, as well as a tremendous reduction in scrap. This allows the user to load an entirely new recipe with a different pleat height, glue pattern, pleat spacing, and pleat count without having to stop the machine to “reload.” Customers can also opt for an automated slitting system that adjusts slitting knives to desired slit-width positions with no operator involvement at all.
Together, the new P8 and updated TAG machine create an extremely high-performance Combi-Line Pleating system for applications requiring synthetic media with glue-bead separators. This was part of the overall strategy when JCEM acquired TAG GmbH, to create software, programming, and component commonality between all machinery for a more streamlined customer experience and offering the evermore popular Industrie 4.0 compatibility.
JCEM Group, including JCEM GmbH (Switzerland), TAG (Germany), and JCEM Inc. (USA), is the global leader for all types of pleating equipment, offering the world’s most innovative, efficient, and robust pleating systems available.
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