Karton Ausbrecher


40 years of production, development and many years of practical experience guarantee you the best possible results and highest quality of all components installed by AWEX.


Personal AWEX support and a worldwide spare parts supply from assembly groups to the smallest screw ensure fast support to keep your AWEX running.


AWEX carton-strippers are a German success story. To guarantee our high standards of customer satisfaction and quality, we have been producing "Made in Germany” since 1984.


You are a specialty retailer and would like to sell our carton-strippers? Contact us. We are looking worldwide for dealers who would like to market our products.



AWEX carton-strippers are highly engineered and continually improved devices for the cardboard industry. The high quality standard is ensured, among other things, by the consistent development and production "Made in Germany". Experience gained from over 40 years of production and further development ensures maximum reliability and productivity.

40 Years anniversary

40 years of AWEX carton-stripper
We will celebrate our 40th company anniversary in 2024 and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers worldwide for their trust. Just in time for the anniversary, we are pleased to be able to introduce you to two new models of our successful AWEX carton-strippers. The AWEX-T3 and the AWEX-T4 carton-strippers are now available in two versions each.



With our AWEX carton-strippers you can mechanically remove the external punching waste from cardboard, microwave, corrugated cardboard, plastic corrugated cardboard, laminated and other formats.
Optimize the stripping process in your further processing. Save yourself the time-consuming, costly and strenuous breaking out by hand.
Our AWEX carton-stripper are a purchase that will pay for itself in a very short time and will save time and reduce high labor costs in the future. By using our AWEX carton-strippers, you can remove the external punching waste quickly, safely and effortlessly. In addition, when the stacks are removed, they remain layered exactly as they left the punch.

Designed according to the requirements of our customers, our AWEX carton-strippers have proven themselves worldwide in the printing and cardboard packaging industry for over 40 years.

Prerequisite for using our technology is that the outside trim must be cut into trim sections. Except from this is the clutch edge. This will be stripped out reciprocally, on the left and right side. Please see also the principle picture for waste segments, on the next site.

Subdivide the waste edge in a way that the chain can operate at the widest part of the waste edge.

Furthermore, the smaller the number of nicks (to heed at new forms), the faster the stripping operation will go.

The AWEX carton-stripper removes the trim section by section at high speed. A section of the stack of 250 sheets high can be removed in one second for instance.

This performance results in a substantial lowering of manual stripping cost.


The principle and handling is very simple. The chain of the AWEX carton-stripper is placed with some pressure on the outer edge of the waste before the device is switched on. The rotating, hardened and hard-chromed chain strips the exterior trim from the die-cut sheet at high speed. Slide down the AWEX carton-stripper with some pressure on the waste trim. Depending on the number of nicks and the breaks of the die-cut waste, you have to do a right / left combination with the AWEX carton-stripper to break out the die-cut waste along the full length of the stack. A chrome-plated cover over the chain prevents damage to the sheets and helps you to slide down the stack easily.

The Original

AWEX Carton-Stripper

Trust the Original | Since 1984


AWEX Sustainability

With our new AWEX-T3 and AWEX-T4 carton-strippers, we continue to pursue the idea of sustainability, customer friendliness and long-term availability of spare parts.
By using a basic platform, we can assemble our different motor types, with the always identical gearbox platform, into the different pneumatic AWEX types. This measure reduces stockkeeping, ensures a secure supply of spare parts for decades, ensures consistent high quality and finally reduces purchase prices for our customers.

The fact is that we are still receiving devices for repair that are sometimes 30 years old and are still in use. Here, too, we can help in most cases, even if we sometimes have to dig deep into the spare parts box.

We are also very keen to support the regional economy. The few purchased components are all produced in the European Union.The majority of the AWEX components such as all laser, milling and turning parts as well as welding, hardening, chrome and painting work are manufactured and carried out exclusively by us and highly qualified companies from the region.This is more expensive than having production carried out abroad, but in the end our demands for quality, trust, job retention and community entrepreneurship prevail.

That's why our AWEX carton-stripper will continue to bear the “Made In Germany” seal in the future and we are very proud of that.

AWEX Products

About us

After the invention and granting of the patent for the AWEX carton stripper with the rotating chain by Dipl. Ing. Helmut Wolter, the company Angelika Wolter Geräte für die Kartonagenindustrie was founded in 1984..
Firstly established and valued on the German and European market, the company quickly evolved to a world-wide supplier in the print and packaging industry. 
Also after the handover of the company to the 2nd generation in the year 2008 and the change of name to Michael Wolter Geräte für die Kartonagenindustrie we claim to strengthen our position in the market. This is why we continuously optimise our products to meet our clients requirements, extend our global network of distribution partners as well as keep collaborating with companies who like to distribute our AWEX carton strippers as part of their product range.
After almost 40 years of successful cooperation with a big German manufacturer of compressed air motors, which name we do not want to mention, we are unfortunately obliged to say goodbye to their compressed air motors we used to drive our AWEX carton-strippers. The company in question will stop the production of all compressed air motors from 2025. Although this news reached us first and suddenly in the beginning of 2024, it can be described as a kind of lucky coincidence that we already designed two new compressed air motors together with the company Atlas Copco in 2022 and 2023. This new Atlas Copco motors we will now install in all of our new pneumatic devices . Our previous AWEX-T2D devices, that will be replaced now by the AWEX-T4, were powered by Atlas Copco motors for round about 15 years and we and our customers are absolutely convinced of the quality of these motors. A supply of spare parts for the motors previously used is of course still guaranteed and our new Atlas Copco motors are also compatible with the old AWEX-T2 and AWEX-8 devices and can easily be converted to the current compressed air motors if necessary.