Manufacturers of packaging machinery, Bobst announced the worldwide launch of Gyrobox, the first device for the corrugated board industry, which can turn a blank 90 degrees to fold and glue on all four sides in one pass.

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst Group comments: "For many years, the folding carton industry has benefited from our Gyrobox solution on folder-gluers - around 25 million boxes are produced every day on our Gyrobox-enabled machines. With over ten years' expertise in this area, we're delighted to bring now this innovation to the corrugated board industry. We believe Gyrobox will revolutionise corrugated board manufacturing, allowing designers to unlock their imagination and helping our customers to maximise productivity by simplifying the production of these creative solutions. The launch reaffirms our commitment to continued innovation which gives manufacturers the flexibility to do things they simply cannot do with other equipment - keeping our customers one step ahead of the competition".

According to information received, currently available for Bobst's Masterfold 170 folder-gluer, the Gyrobox device can pivot a blank at any angle from 0 to 90 in the running direction, making it possible to complete boxes in a single pass which would have previously required two.