Cartor installs two ABG non-stop unwinders

Finishing equipment manufacturer AB Graphic International (ABG) has installed two non-stop unwinders at Wolverhampton, UK-based security printing company Cartor. This investment saved Cartor valuable production time and created more efficient workflows.

A long-time ABG customer, Cartor has been involved in security printing for 40 years, working primarily in the postal field to over 180 countries. Both non-stop unwinder (NSU) solutions have been integrated into Cartor’s finishing systems, which adopt non-stop technology.

“The main reason for buying ABG’s non-stop decoilers was to improve efficiency,” explains Ian Brigham, Managing Director of Cartor. “Previously, we lost about 15 minutes of productivity per hour changing reels. Now, thanks to the seamless integration of this excellent equipment with our Omega Converter 430 machine, we are now saving vital minutes of production time, which makes a huge difference on long-term contracts.

ABG incorporated non-stop winding technology into its portfolio of finishing solutions in 2020, since then it has recorded unprecedented sales. Manufactured in its Spanish factory, the non-stop rewinders and unwinders can work with any printing or converting equipment, offering increased flexibility and choice.

ABG rewinders are of particular interest to customers with medium to long runs, looking to increase productivity, improve product quality and control/reduce material waste. Their standard unwinder system provides continuous feeding of web-like materials and can be used in conjunction with converting lines or label presses. ABG’s range of rewind options can also provide continuous rewind of a self-adhesive die produced with a label die-cut and print process.

Winder solutions have a range of applications and can be used with an existing press or converter as is the case with Cartor.

“We have always been completely satisfied with the finishing solutions provided by ABG. We give them complex problems to solve and we integrate a lot of specific equipment. Both non-stop unwinders are amazing and we will be buying more equipment from ABG in the future,” adds Brigham.

“It’s great to see that Cartor is happy with the equipment, installation and support they get from ABG,” says Matt Burton, ABG Global Sales Director. “Clients like Cartor find our one-stop-shop very appealing because they can come to us for their entire solution. Our winding systems continue to be a particularly popular part of our product portfolio, fully complementing the comprehensive ABG product range.


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