Highcon has updated its Euclid series of digital cutting and creasing machines, with the new Euclid II due to debut at the Graph Expo show.
There are a number of improvements such as a new substrate handling system that can handle a wide range of substrates, including paper, folding carton, labels and microflute. It has additional sensors to ensure registration accuracy and a smooth, uninterrupted sheet flow for productivity and reliability.
Highcon also claims to have enhanced the quality of the crease line by developing a new polymer formula and implementing optimised rule geometry for sharp accurate creases plus the ability to produce curved lines.
The cutting algorithms have been improved for better control over the laser power at faster speeds, and the user interface has been improved for better makeready times and more efficient use of consumables.
There are a number of optional add-ons for the Euclid II, which are fitted as standard to the Euclid II+ version. These include a Digital Stripping Unit that automatically removes the waste from the smallest internal cutouts. There’s also an optical registration module that adds the ability to align the creasing and cutting to the image and a Fine cutting accelerator that improves the laser cutting and marking. Highcon has also worked with Web-to-pack software developers to produce purpose-built web-to-pack software.
Further details from www.highcon.net