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WSI Global Offers Braille Embossing

GRAND JUNCTION, CO | WSI Global, a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging, and corrugated industries, announces it offers Braille capabilities, using either the TaskMaster infeed system or with a standalone unit that can be integrated into nearly any folder gluer. WSI’s Braille offerings are said to be ideal for meeting European pharmaceutical industry packaging regulations requiring Braille embossing to identify package contents. 

Using the TaskMaster infeed system with Braille module, cartons are fed, aligned, embossed, and transferred to the folder/gluer all in one operation—at up to 1,000 fpm. This space-saving unit can run offline or be put directly in front of an existing folder/gluer, keeping labor and set up times at a minimum.

The Braille platemaking kit is a completely integrated, freestanding platemaking station with a roll-around design said to make it totally portable. Company says new plates take only about 3 min to make and plate cost is low; the lockable cabinet design keeps pre-approved setups under complete control and neatly stores all platemaking components; and plates are easy to change (one screw releases the plate and a new one can be installed instantly); and plates are re-usable and made from simple, easy to obtain materials.

The Braille module is built to CE standards and is made of heavy-duty tubular steel welded “T” frame with high structural rigidity. A vacuum-assisted timed multi-belt feeder ensures there will be accurate feeding of all types of stock. The self-contained vacuum system and manifolds are integrated into the frames. The unit includes separate AC servo motor drives for feed, aligning section, and Braille embossing head. Upper and lower top and bottom edge carriers carry blanks through the embossing unit with highly adjustable pinch and rigidity. The fixed lower Braille die features 4 lines, with 20 characters per line.

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