Great news from Bimec: BBOX is now available, the brand-new Duplex Turret Slitter Rewinder

12 May 2021

On March 25th, Bimec officially presented its new BBOX Slitter Rewinder. The launch took place thanks to a digital event, available both in Italian and in English, in which David and Elena Bottoli - holders of the Italian company – introduced to the market the brand-new plant together with its technical features.

Result of a deep engineering research and more than 45 years of experience in the flexible converting field, BBOX represents the evolution of Bimec TCA64E model and the continuous progress of the company itself, which, in recent years, dedicated major investments to the technological development of its machine and building.

BBOX is a Duplex Turret Slitter Rewinder with separate unwinder, overhead web path and winding inside the bridge, destined to the converting of plastic films, paper and laminates and, in general, all materials used in the flexible packaging sector.

The main innovations of this machine are the integration of automatism and servo-assistance solutions, to drastically reduce downtimes between working cycles.

In fact, by automating the accessory phases (loading, unloading, reel closing and restarts) and thus increasing their speed, BBOX can equalize the winding times to the accessory ones, making the most of the system's performance. Another important goal achieved concerns the introduction of rapid set-ups, which make BBOX very flexible for any work variation.

As the name suggests, BBOX is also compact and ergonomic: thanks to its configuration, it can be placed in small spaces, allowing the operator to control the various machine’s operations the from a single position - unloading - while dedicating himself to reels packaging phase. In this way, downtimes are further reduced, while increasing company productivity.

The main automatisms introduced concern the automatic cores loading and positioning, which can be housed both in cardboard and plastic, with a diameter from 70 to 152 mm. In particular, the pusher dedicated to the positioning works in two times to guarantee the movement in a rapid and precise way.

In the ejection phase it has been integrated an automatism which allows to perfectly balance strength and precision. Thanks to the integration of these automatisms, the operator is able to manage both the unloading and palletizing phases of the reels from the same position and can even arrange the closure of the reel unloading station and simultaneously start the next production cycle.

Material ends can be sealed for a new cycle both manually through self-adhesive tape application in a comfortable position for the operator, and automatically, through adjustable sealing bar (suitable for all sealing materials).

As for the reel closing phase, Bimec has chosen not to automate it since the customers’ needs can be very variable, to the point of making an automation disadvantageous or counter effective.

A further innovation concerns the pusher that deals with the positioning of the cores, which also has the function of transferring the finished rolls from the winding shafts to reel loader arms. In this last phase works the rotating reel unloader, which allows to manage reels up to 300 kg and to have various discharge solutions: the manual discharge, used with lightweight reels, the servo assisted discharge, which consists in displacing reels from the unloading system to the manipulator and the opening from 0 to 90° on the vertical and horizontal axis, followed by the descent to the pallet level, for big reels.

The main innovations engineered to the 0 Gravity Manipulator concern:

  • The reels double gripping system, which halves unloading times;
  • The fully independent pushers and manipulator arms, to manage the two axes separately;
  • The independent pusher controls, which are integrated onto the manipulator.


Among the distinguishing features of BBOX, together with its versatility and compactness, are also clear its user-friendly attitude and intuitiveness: to facilitate human-machine interactions, have been set up LED indicators for each device, together with laser pointers and sensors which identify the machine working status and alarm zones. 

Compact, Flexible, Ergonomic and User-Friendly: BBOX is the ideal solution for the companies who need to increase business productivity with an innovative machine, versatile and easy-to-use at the same time.

For more information about BBOX and the other Slitter Rewinders, please contact Bimec sales office: by e-mail to or by phone at +39 0331 307491. A dedicated team is at your complete disposal to assist you with a customized consultation.

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