Autefa Solutions, a leader in producing nonwoven machines, has developed HiPerMask which is a fully automated production line for the protective face masks.
The commercial operation already began in 2020 as the first machines were installed in Germany and Switzerland, says the company.
HiPerMask manufactures the protective masks in accordance with the EU FFP2 and FFP3 standards as well as the US N95 and N98 standards.
According to Autefa Solutions, the mechanical and electrical design, production and assembly, software programming and in-house tests are all taking place in Friedberg, Bavaria and Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
The new fully automated HiPerMask production line offers numerous advantages for successful FFP/N protective mask production. The company claims that it has high process reliability with reproducible product quality and a production output of over 50,000 masks/day.
The HiPerMask production line consists of a material feed, nose clip feed and positioning, ultrasonic welding units, ear loops or headband stations, mask folding, punching and dispensing of the masks into a collection container.
Christian Egger, CEO, Autefa Solutions Germany GmbH, commented, “The unique combination of knowledge at Autefa in mechanical engineering, nonwovens technology and automation has enabled us to provide customers with a complete solution that leaves nothing to be desired.”