Knight M.,SPO Flexo for Bobst Group |
Willer P.,SPO Flexo for Bobst Group
International Paper Board Industry | Year: 2011
New cutting plates and dynamic stripping like Bobst's Power Register are revolutionizing flat-bed die-cutting for everyone. Bobst has used a technologically advanced die-cutter that utilizes new tooling systems to help deliver very short make-readies, yet high running speeds for large, microflute sheets. The core of the new tooling approach has been the use of 1mm medium hard cutting plates, along with dynamic stripping systems for the removal of complex waste at high speeds and with minimal make-ready. Mastercut can also deliver reductions in setup time, better stripping, lower swarf levels and increased life of the cutting die for virtually any previous generation flat-bed die-cutter. The operator of the die-cutter starts the make-ready with reduced cutting pressure and builds this up until 100% of the die is cutting. As the market demand for more complex stripping and thinner substrates grow, these new technologies are likely to be the change that boxmakers need to remain confident.