By popular demand from the corrugated box sector, Cartostrip has designed an extremely powerful and robust hand-held diecut waste stripping unit which can reduce the time involved in hand stripping by up to 85%.

Cartostrip manufacture in the UK to the highest standards for safety, durability and reliability. The company are receiving great interest in the new Compact Pro model, which plugs a gap in the processing of corrugated diecut waste stripping.

It features a quiet but powerful pneumatic drive unit with little vibration and two-handed operation for safety.

It has been bought by corrugated plants during lockdown to help maintain and even improve productivity while staff have been forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19 exposure.

Cartostrip has received the following comments from two recent customers

“The machine has made the most difference in production for the least sum invested in a long while and the ROI will be short too”

“This innovative hand-held tool has made the stripping of die-cut work so much easier for our operators. Thanks to the huge time savings offered by this product, it has easily paid for itself inside of six months. It has made such a difference to the department and paid for itself over and over.”

Cartostrip sells equally as well to the folding carton market.

The Cartostrip hand-held diecut waste stripper in action

Cartostrip has had an excellent first quarter of 2021 despite the Covid pandemic.

Many packaging companies have experienced increased demand and have turned to Cartostrip to help improve the throughput of work. The Cartostrip Compact for folding carton board, and the Compact Pro for corrugated have proved themselves time and again in saving a significant amount of time in the stripping department, paying for themselves over and again.

Four machines have gone to the USA, two to Saudi Arabia, two to Nigeria and several single machine sales to Europe and the UK.

We are still experiencing high levels of interest from all sectors of the industry including display and POS manufacturers

Sales continue on the up for hand held stripping devices

Cartostrip Ltd, makers of hand held die-cut waste stripping equipment, report brisk sales in the last quarter, both domestically and overseas. Units have been shipped to converters in Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, as well as a multiple unit order to the USA, through distributor Young Shin USA. The first order has been placed for Poland by newly appointed distributor Intergrafix Sp, who will also cover the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Corrugated sheet plant, South West Packaging of Gillingham, Dorset are among recent UK orders. “From the start of the sales demonstration we were hooked,” commented Patrick Connolly, Sales Manager. “We purchased the whole system, including turntable and balancer, to enable us to handle waste better. The machine has made the most difference in production for the least sum invested in a long while – and the ROI will be short too.”

Cartonage in Dewsbury bought three units. “We have been hand stripping die-cut cartons for over 20 year, because we believed it was the most efficient way to do it. When we saw the Cartostrip in use, we realised that we were wrong,” said Phil Webster of Cartonage. “ We saw the potential and bought three units. Even on complicated sheets, with a little forward planning, the Cartostrip strips them in no time.”

“We are working with one of the big UK groups to replace all their old units,” comments Richard Alcock, Managing Director of Cartostrip Ltd. “Their Health and Safety officers are particularly taken with the Cartostrip Compact, as it is the only two handed operation machine available.”

This article was first published in in March 2017.

Richard Alcock, Managing Director of Cartostrip Ltd, reports increased overseas sales in recent months, with machines going to the USA, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden and Poland. UK sales have held up in both the carton and corrugated sectors.

STI Line of Gillingham, Kent, are a recent customer who have seen the benefit of using the machines. Says STI Line Production Manager, John Dighton, “After looking for a way to improve efficiency in the stripping area by eliminating manual stripping, we started looking into stripping machines. We have always been aware of these but our nervousness was that these were being used to strip waste from cartonboard of which we use very little. After months of research, a supplier recommended Cartostrip and after looking at their tool, decided to arrange a demonstration. To be honest I was convinced that this demo would be unsuccessful but I was proved wrong. Even on doublewall board, it stripped the pallet in no time!”

Mr Dighton continues, “Cartostrip let us have the stripping tool on a trial period and after carrying out time trials versus manual stripping, it was 50 per cent quicker every time. We were that impressed we decided to purchase two of the machines which will pay for themselves in a matter of  months.” He concludes, “Not only have we reduced labour costs in the stripping department, we have also eliminated damages from manual stripping.”

Cartostrip Ltd, manufacturers and suppliers of the hand held die-cut waste stripping tool, have confirmed the launch of their new model – the Compact. It has been re-engineered to be smaller, lighter and more robust. Ergonomically easier to use, its construction is of stainless steel and aluminium. The control switches have been re-designed for greater comfort in use and are now more contoured and clad in a rubber sleeve for ease of use. Chain hardness has also been enhanced, ensuring that the chain stays sharper for longer.

The Cartostrip Compact still offers the benefits of powerful pneumatic drive, two-handed operation for safety and the reduced risk of RSI. “Some of our customers have asked us to make small, but important changes to the design, and we have been happy to comply,” says Richard Alcock, Managing Director. ‘With the Compact and the use of the Cartoreel balancer and Cartoturn pallet turntable, we feel we have a winning combination for stripping carton, corrugated and display products alike. The feedback we have had from customers, who have given us endorsements now  posted on our website, is both rewarding and encouraging.”

Cartostrip introduces new products to its range making die-cut waste stripping easier.