OMET to launch the new FV.6: six lanes in a fully automatic solution

OMET innovation makes a further step forward and presents the new version of the FV line, the high-performing vacuum folding solution especially dedicated to the production of dispenser napkins. This type of napkin is typical of the American market but its use has been spreading rapidly throughout Europe.

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Omet Srl

The FV.6 is the new machine introduced in the FV line, the vacuum folding solution by OMET. Thanks to the 6 lanes and several technological innovations, it provides high-performance, automatic process and enhanced efficiency during the entire productive process.

The entire converting process can be entirely controlled from the main panel thanks to a group of cameras installed inside the machine, which allow real-time inspection and control, zoom and images rewind. Even the napkin size, the speed and the folding can be selected with a simple touch from the main panel.

The new OMET FV.6 for the automatic production of vacuum folded napkins.

It features a new transfer unit with two deliveries working alternately.

The stacking system is more efficient and enables the production of dispenser napkins with 1/8 folding, widespread in the American disposable market and recently also in Europe. Thanks to the guided sliding system, it can produce packets up to 350 mm, with no risk of falling. It can also be integrated with different type of packing machines.

The machine can produce sizes up to 17×17 inches at the maximum speed of 250 meters per minute, but it can also use more than one reel or wider reels. Thus, despite a reduced production speed, it has the same production capability of a mechanical folding machine with less possible mistakes.

The expertise of OMET in the tissue converting sector is the result of years of leadership in the tissue market


The machine is 4.70 meters high and is protected by a cabin, which increases safety and prevents the operator from touching any hazardous part. Maintenance is simple and involves a very limited direct intervention of the operator and the job changeover can be carried out easily in less than 2 minutes, guaranteeing low waste and high productivity.

Thanks to its modular design, the FV Line can integrate different finishing groups (embossing, folding, printing, etc..), thus offering extensive customization to suit customers’ needs. The machine is equipped with a servomotor for each folding cylinder and servomotors controlling the vacuum valves.

The FV.6 completes the range of machines based on vacuum-folding technology, juxtaposed to traditional segment of mechanical folding machines, where OMET is undisputed market leader.


FV Line operator panel allows to change type of ply and napkins size from touch screen.
Inspection systems are positioned
all along FV Line.

Beside new FV Line, OMET will show during next IT’s Tissue event in June 2018 also the Chameleon inkjet digital printing unit in line with a TV503 Line napkins machine. Since its launch, Chameleon digital technology has obtained great interest all over the world thanks to the unique ability of printing customized napkins even in short runs with no constraints due to the clichés. The entire process is intuitive and quick: the software developed by OMET processes the graphic uploaded by the operator and reproduces the graphic subject directly onto the finished product, without any need for a print preview, with the ability of reproducing variable graphics and data, such as QR codes, wi-fi passwords, daily menus or family pictures. The unit works at the maximum speed of 200 m/min: it is a special solution dedicated to on-demand tissue converting and printing. Chameleon opens a new perspective for the manufacturer of napkins in terms of just-in-time delivery and customization of the final product, adding a value that goes beyond the simple napkin. The product can assume different functions and satisfy various necessities, becoming a mean of communication or even a particular souvenir. IT’s Tissue 2018 will be also the event for OMET to introduce the new ASV Line for interfolded products, created by OMET thanks to the recently joint venture with OT Lucca.

OMET tissue converting machines are renowned all around the world


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