Molins Tobacco Machinery has developed a new filter making machine, the Forte.
While retaining the familiar layout and footprint of previous machines, the Forte has been completely improved and upgraded, according to Molins, “to set the standard for filter rod production for the future.”
New features include a touchscreen control panel that constantly feeds information to the operator and upgraded electronics that facilitate offsite monitoring and diagnostic control. The basic machine setting can be stored as a “recipe,” and each filter brand can be implemented at the touch of a button.
The new machine also features servo drives to reduce maintenance and eliminate the requirement for change gears. It has an Octave-type bobbin changer with hub braking and splice-on-the-fly splicing. The redesigned garniture improves filter quality, while a servo-driven paper drive capstan roller greatly improves the machine’s ability to process porous paper.
The Forte continues Molins’ quest to build and supply state-of-the-art machines that will produce the very best of quality in even the harshest of environments. According to the company, all Molins machines feature low maintenance and cost of lifetime ownership plus the full Molins worldwide support network.
The Forte is available to order now and can be viewed in the United Kingdom for a limited time.
For more information, visit molinstm.com.