Heidelberg reveals packaging finishing kit

Heidelberg has shown off new die cutter and folding carton gluing machines at its Packaging Days event at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, which closes today. The event is aimed at folding carton producers looking for short to medium runs.

The Promatix 106CS die cutter can carry out both die cutting and embossing at a speed of 8,000 sheets per hour. It is intended for manufacturers of folding cartons in short to medium runs and also for commercial print shops that occasionally produce packaging. It can handle a wide range of materials – from 90 all the way up to 2,000gsm – and also processes corrugated board up to 4mm thick. It takes sheet sizes up to 760 × 1,060mm.

Meanwhile Heidelberg has developed its folding carton gluing machines leading to the new Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 for medium volumes. The DS55 replaces the Diana 45 and is suitable for folding carton manufacturers that produce small cartons for the pharmaceuticals or cosmetics sector in short and medium runs.

The larger DS80 is used for straightline and lockbottom cartons. It comes with the Diana Braille and Diana Inspection Control modules, which is optional on the DS55. Both run at a maximum speed of 450 meters per minute, which means it produces around 140,000 cartons per hour.

Both the die cutter and these new folding gluing machines result from the partnership announced earlier this year with Chinese manufacturer Masterwork Machinery (MK) and will be sold exclusively by Heidelberg.

Stephan Plenz, member of the Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment, says that the packaging market is of great interest, noting: “While the packaging sector is growing in emerging markets, we are seeing consolidation and productivity increases in industrialized countries.”





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