FV Line


The FV Line of tissue converting machines, while exploiting a known technology, offers superior performance with regard to the electronic on-board equipment and the management of the production process, reaching speeds of up to 300 meters per minute (984 fpm) for a production of 4/6,000 napkins per minute. The FV Line automatically produces napkins of any dimension and material, including the napkins with dispenser fold. The FV Line is a modular machine with different groups in combination (embossing, folding, printing, etc.) and offers tissue converters extensive customization options to suit their present needs and eventually manage different exigencies arose over time. The tissue converting machines of the FV Line are characterized by the greatest flexibility allowing the fast change (average time 2/3 minutes!) of both the napkin format (20x20cm or 8’’x8’’ and 30x30cm or 12’’x12’’), the type of fold (1/4, 1/8 and 1/8 with dispenser fold), and the speed, directly from the operator’s panel. 

As part of the digitization project of OMET tissue converting machines, the FV Line can be fully controlled from the main control pulpit with no need of human’s intervention, except for the roll replacement, thus increasing the level of safety of the machine and ensuring the speeding up of production with huge advantages in terms of time and waste savings. The operator’s safety is also guaranteed by the external cabin of the machine, in some parts transparent, preventing him/her from touching the most hazardous parts, and from protective hand guards placed at strategic points on the equipment. The machines of the FV Line are available with 2 up to 8 lanes. The machines can be configured to process inline a mother paper roll with width of 1,200mm (48’’) or two rolls of 600mm (23,5’’) placed side by side. The FV Line has been designed to satisfy the needs of the tissue market for medium and large runs of white embossed napkins ‘with napkin dispenser fold’ but, upon request, it can be combined with optional multiple printing stations.

  • Full control of the machine from the HMI, also in remote and tele service
  • 1 servomotor for each folding cylinder and servomotors controlling the vacuum valves
  • The machine is fully gearless
  • A set of cameras send images of the whole line to the operator’s panel
  • Presence of a control console on each machine units equipped with touchscreen panel and/or membrane keypad for the management of local settings
  • Simple and intuitive adjustments
  • 'Open factory' system for remote assistance, supervision and software upgrades via the web

  • No contact between the vacuum-fold cylinders: the motorized valves go into position thanks to the servo-motors on the cylinders and on the valves (cut, counter-cut, first fold, second fold)
  • Set of star wheels with electronically adjustable shelves optimize production depending on the format and ensure the perfect stacking of the product even at high speeds
  • The stacker is enclosed in the belt conveyor of the packaging machine
  • The FV Line connects with the most common packaging machines from world producers

  • Total safety when using the machine with no need of direct intervention
  • Automatic waste disposal system which prevents the operator from intervening on the machine in person
  • Presence of a protection cabin and safety hand guards

  • The maintenance operations on the FV Line are very little and simple to carry out thanks to the possibility to fully control the machine via cameras and intervene immediately in case of malfunctioning
  • The external casing of the machine is transparent to allow visual checking

  • The development in height of the machine allows to save extra production space

Working width2,600 mm (102")
Number of lanes4 to 6
Flexo printing units0 - 3 double-width printing units (1 color per lane)
Max. reel diameter2,200 mm (86")
Raw material1 to 3-ply tissue
Type of fold1/4, 1/8 and 1/8 with dispenser fold
Open format max.43x43 cm (17''x17'')
Open format min.20x20 cm (8''x8'')
Mechanical speed300 m/min (1000 fpm)
Max. continuous output4,000 to 9,000 pieces/min
FV.4 Line
FV.6 Line
Dispenser-fold napkins