Abbey Labels installs world-first die cutter

17th March 2020

Abbey Labels, based in Bury St Edmunds in East Anglia in the UK, has installed a label press from MPS complete with an integrated, high-speed die-cutting solution from AB Graphics. Tom Allum, Abbey Labels’ Chairman, said: “I firmly believe that this press with this particular option is a real game-changer not only for us, but for the flexo industry.”

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Heidelberg to launch new postpress kit

4th May 2017

Heidelberg is to host a customer event at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site next week, following Interpack, where it will show off three new postpress devices. These include two die cutters, the Promatrix 106 FC and Promatrix 106 CSB as well as the new Diana Easy 115 folder. Continue reading “Heidelberg to launch new postpress kit”

Spartanics demonstrates integrated laser cutting

23rd February 2015

Spartanics is to launch its X-350 Laser Cutting Module, a modular laser station that can cut materials up to 350mm wide with an infinite length. It is capable of reaching cutting speeds of up to 100m/minute. Continue reading “Spartanics demonstrates integrated laser cutting”

Heidelberg reveals packaging finishing kit

27th November 2014

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. Continue reading “Heidelberg reveals packaging finishing kit”

Masterwork launches large format die cutter

21st February 2014

Masterwork is launching a new large format die cutter, the MK1450ER, complete with stripping and blanking facilities. It can be used with an extensive range of carton board, from 0.1 – 2.0 mm (90 – 2,000 gsm) and will handle corrugated board up to 5mm thick. The machine can die cut up to 1,450 x 1,050 mm with an accuracy of ± 0.15 mm and provides a maximum die cutting force of 600 metric tons. 

It’s highly automated and can be operated by a single person. The non-stop feeder controls stock taken from the pile, which can be as high as 1,600 mm, and ensures that sheets are presented into the die cutting unit in exactly the right position. It features a new design of gripper registration, which has improved throughput speed and allows for greater stability of stock as it moves through the unit. The cutting chase has a pneumatic bi-directional locking device while the lower supporting plate also has a pneumatic lock up system.

The maximum delivery pile height is 1,350 mm and the delivery section can collect finished products or whole sheets. If required, jobs can be split into batches, which can be pre-set at the start of the run. Waste is removed automatically by the system. 

It’s said to be the first of its kind to be made by a Chinese company. Ken Farnsworth, European sales manager,  says: “Masterwork’s factory in Tianjin is one of the most modern plants in the world for the manufacture of post press equipment, and the products launched over the last few years have really pushed forward the boundaries of what can be achieved in terms of versatility, registration accuracy and sheer productivity”.