palamides GmbH

palamides GmbH and Popp Maschinenbau GmbH to showcase CTB solution in joint stand at drupa 2024

Renningen, Germany – January 15, 2024 – palamides GmbH, the leading provider of automated deliveries and stackers for the printing industry and Popp Maschinenbau GmbH, a mechanical engineering company known for innovative paper converting and packaging solutions, are working together on a shared stand at drupa 2024, highlighting their collect-to-box (CTB) solution.

The CTB solution, will make its debut at drupa 2024 (May 28 - June 2, 2024) in Düsseldorf, Germany, focuses on enhancing postpress operations by streamlining print job deliveries. It emphasizes stacking efficiency, scalability and versatility, catering to a range of production requirements, from simple palletizing to more complex productions.

"The collaboration between palamides and Popp Maschinenbau marks an important step in improving print production processes," said Stefano Palamides, Managing Director of palamides GmbH. "The CTB solution aims to optimize operations and increase flexibility in postpress production."

The patented band-gripper system at the core of the CTB solution addresses existing limitations in gripping systems, enabling seamless handling of stacked products within boxes and eliminating the need for manual adjustments during processing.

At drupa 2024, visitors can explore the CTB solution, showcasing its adaptability across various postpress processes, from folding to perfect binding. The prototype integrates the complete CTB toolbox, offering versatility in integration with different production lines. "We're dedicated to delivering practical solutions that enhance print and packaging workflows," said Tony Wolf, Head of Postpress of Popp Maschinenbau GmbH. "Our collaboration with palamides aims to present solutions focused on innovation and customer-centricity."

palamides and Popp Maschinenbau invite attendees to visit Hall 6 / F22 (palamides) and Hall 6 / F24 (Popp Maschinenbau) during drupa 2024 to explore the CTB solution and other automated deliveries shaping the future of print production.



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About palamides

palamides provides delivery systems for the printing and packaging industry covering almost all applications with its product line. The company was the first to address automatic deliveries and today is the market leader in automatic deliveries and stacking deliveries with more than 3000 automated deliveries installed worldwide. Partners include Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Horizon and Hunkeler. With headquarters in Renningen Germany, the company expanded with palamides USA in 2008. Today, palamides deliveries behind many saddle stitchers, folding machines, mailers, digital printing machines and other equipment have become indispensable - worldwide.


About Popp Maschinenbau GmbH

Popp Maschinenbau GmbH is a mechanical engineering company in Crailsheim offering innovative machine solutions for paper processing and packaging since 1993. The company develops and builds special and series machines for paper processing and packaging technology for customers in the printing and packaging industry as well as for public authorities, banks and insurance companies. Popp’s aim is to offer customers machines for packaging technology and paper handling with short delivery times, high flexibility and added value.




20230112 palamides & Popp CTB 01.jpg- Stefano Palamides and Helmut Popp discuss the configuration of the collect-to-box (CTB) solution for drupa 2024 tradeshow.

20230112 palamides & Popp CTB 02.jpg- The collect-to-box (CTB) solution from palamides GmbH and Maschinenbau GmbH features a robotic arm that can deliver print jobs to palettes, cartons or gaylord boxes.



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