GenieCut In-line Window Patcher


Window, Fold and Glue in One Pass





Minimizes Downtime, Optimize Workflow


Introduced in 2018, and installed on over 25 folder-gluers worldwide, the GenieCut is a game changer for packaging producers looking to add windowed packaging to their product offer or optimize their current windowing workflow.
The GenieCut features patented cutting edge technology and has been tested and proven at facilities that produce everything from speciality product to food boxes.

The GenieCut in-line window patching system for folding cartons integrates directly onto your folder-gluer. The GenieCut is capable of countless window patch widths on straight-line, 4 corner, 6 corner, and crash-lock boxes. The GenieCut can be outfitted with glue systems from the same leading manufacturers that folder-gluer operators are familiar with.  The size of the glue applicator module is determined by your production. 

Optimizing your folder gluer process and integrating the GenieCut machine can streamline operations and enhance productivity. Most facilities typically operate at an average speed of 100 meters per minute, comparable to one-lane window patching machines. For example, with a medium-sized bakery box, the average production speed is about 20,000 boxes per hour.

The GenieCut can window the following types of boxes:

GenieCut Key Features

  • Compatible with most box types
  • Maximum production speed of 150 meters per minute
  • Average production speed of 100 meters per minute
  • Offers 5 different widths of glue gun modules
  • Can be set up rapidly
  • No need for threading and quick to clean
  • Patented system designed to minimize downtime
  • Integrates directly on your folder-gluer (in-line)

Innovative Design

The patented GenieCut uses an innovative film cutting system with a stationary knife. Traditional window patchers have servo motors that need to “home” before cycling again, but the GenieCut design allows it to cycle continuously.  Moreover, the GenieCut does not come in contact with the boxes,  allowing for a scratchless process!

This revolutionary technology increases productivity by reducing downtime. The in-line GenieCut window patching system does not have glue stencils or cylinders that need to be changed or removed for cleaning. The film accumulator (also called a buffer) is operated by vacuum pressure and there is no need to thread the film through a complicated series of rollers and nip points. 

Virtually Zero Additional Footprint 

The GenieCut is installed on the folder-gluer machine just before the folding function. Since the GenieCut is integrated onto your current folder-gluer, no additional space is required to add window patching to your production. The mobile frame allows the GenieCut to be easily installed and moved from one folder-gluer machine to another if needed.
Additionally, operators can slide the applicator out of the way when not applying windows. Since it does not come in contact with or interfere with the folder-gluer machine operation, the GenieCut can be maintained or prepared for a future windowing batch while the folder-gluer is processing windowless boxes. 

Reduced Downtime

With other window applicator systems, window/film misalignment results in significant downtime. It can take up to 20 minutes to clean glue off of the belt and components of other window applicators after an normal production run. With the GenieCut, downtime due to misalignment is a non-issue, since the belt and rollers do not come in contact with the folder gluer or box. After a production run a single wipe with a rag removes any glue residue on the glue gun tip. 


Fast Initial Set-up & Change-over Time

Standard window patchers can take 2 to 4 hours to set up. The GenieCut usually takes less than 15 minutes to set up when recalling an existing job. After initial set-up it’s fast and easy to load additional rolls of film. 
The touchscreen controller is user friendly and allows operators to define precise glue patterns. Each dot of glue is 6.2mm center to center. Adjusting the glue volume ensures an unbroken glue pattern once the film patch is placed. Film and glue patterns are stored in the controller reducing machine changeover time from hours to minutes. 


Categories     Measures
Roll Infeed Max diameter

18 in / 455 mm

Patch Length Min   2.75 in / 70 mm
  Max   N/A
Patch Width Min   1 in / 25 mm

6, 9,12 in /

150, 225, 300 mm

Speed Max   656 FPM / 200 m per minute
Foil Thickness Min   0.00092 in /  20 μm
  Max   0.004 in / 100 μm

Discover how GenieCut can redefine your workflow.

Reach out today to find out how easy it is to add window patching to your folder-gluer production.