In 2016 Marbach launched its digital zone levelling DZL|plate. Since the application range of the DZL|plate had been limited to small-format machines for processing paperboard, Marbach recently added the DZL|foil to its portfolio. This has been designed for large-format corrugated board die-cutting machines. Customers using digital zone levelling are excited about this simple but efficient solution which reduces make-ready time.
Without the use of digital zone levelling when setting up an order, it is necessary among other things, to fill out the die-cutting platen’s worn zones with make-ready paper. This is required for each individual order. This was the standard. With digital zone levelling, the standard has changed. Because an individual impression is made for each production machine. On the basis of this, the height profile of the respective machine is transferred to a vetronite plate or foil. The technology used will depend on the format size of the die-cutter. The medium with the created height profile is then inserted into the die-cutting machine. As a result, area make-ready no longer has to be carried out on each order, but only once, and it will then last for several months. A significant time saving for the operator.
Marbach application engineer Ingo Graham: "Our customers who use digital zone levelling are thrilled. You no longer need to spend time on area make-ready, but need only to equip your machine once with digital zone levelling. This saves a considerable amount of make-ready time on each individual job. The resulting costs of the digital zone levelling are paid off after a short time. To visualize this, we have a calculator on our homepage that shows how quickly the use of digital zone levelling pays off."
Many Marbach customers who have tested the product have now equipped all their machinery with digital zone levelling.
Marbach has recently published its new materials catalog for packaging manufacturers. Since then, many customers have not only requested the catalog, but also ordered materials for their everyday requirements. And they are pleased that the purchasing process has been simplified for them.
Marbach will soon start its joint venture Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Cutting Tools Co Ltd. in China. As of July, Marbach will have a further production site in Asia in addition to its production in Malaysia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese tobacco and folding carton industry.
How time flies! Only 2 more years - and drupa in Düsseldorf will open its doors. Marbach has not only signed up, but has already started planning intensively.
Marbach will be present, with a stand at the IHK education fair in 2018 – as in previous years. This will take place from 28th to 30th June at the redblue center in Heilbronn. At the stand Marbach has a roller press with which a multi-book - a kind of school organizer - is die-cut, which the visitors can take with them immediately. Marbach also has a surprise in store for the visitors, but this is still top secret at the moment.