The Claren Universal Folders have been designed to satisfy the following objectives:

Reduce format change time

Format change times are reduce by the reduction in the number of adjustments needed and also by the fact that the same parts are used for all format.

Improve the repeatability of format changes

Repeatability is improve by reducing the number of adjustments and therefore the possibility of mistakes.

Reduce the cost of new formats

Since the same folding parts are used for all formats adding a new format requires only new elevator plates and if not already available, a new product stop plate.

Improve the quality of the final product

The primary advantage of the universal folders is the change to the reverse or fold down sequence. Pushing the top panel down as the first step has inherent advantages when compared to using horizontal lifting venturies. Also the problem of the poor fold geometry on cube shaped packages is avoided with the fold down sequence.