What is Corrugated Press Machine?
A corrugated press machine, also known as a corrugator, is a piece of industrial equipment that is used to produce corrugated cardboard. The machine consists of a series of interconnected rollers and heating elements that shape and bond together multiple layers of paper or cardboard, creating the distinctive corrugated pattern that gives the material its strength and rigidity.
The process of producing corrugated cardboard with a corrugated press machine typically involves the following steps:
- The first step involves unwinding one or more rolls of linerboard and corrugating medium, which are fed into the corrugator.
- The linerboard and corrugating medium are then heated and moistened to make them more pliable.
- The corrugating medium is shaped into a series of flutes using a series of rollers.
- The linerboard is then glued to the corrugated medium to create a single sheet of corrugated cardboard.
- The finished corrugated cardboard is then cooled, cut to size, and stacked for further processing or shipment.
Corrugated press machines come in a variety of sizes and configurations, ranging from small tabletop units to massive industrial-scale machines capable of producing thousands of linear feet of corrugated cardboard per minute.