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.
There are many rotary machines for die-cutting corrugated board. The machines of the Japanese machine manufacturer Mitsubishi are currently making inroads in Europe. These machines place completely new demands on the tool technology used. Marbach has met the challenge and developed tools specially designed for these machines. For maximum productivity in rotary die-cutting.
The Joint Venture between Marbach and the Chinese machine manufacturer Masterwork has begun. Since July the company has been producing in China under the name Marbach Masterwork (Tianjin) Die Cutting Tools Co. Ltd., manufacturing cutting-dies for the national market. Besides its production in Malaysia, Marbach now has a second anchor in Asia. The range includes cutting-dies, stripping and blanking tools for the Chinese cigarette and folding carton industry.
Marbach supports its customers’ performance in their production. One customer who can confirm this is Manuel Nieto, Technical Manager at Quimica Comercial in Ecuador. Marbach and Quimica Comercial have been working together for two years. With great success. And with the support of Marbach, Quimica Comercial has been able to significantly increase its productivity.
In May Marbach presented its new hand-held device for inserting nicks in cutting rules. Since then, the marbanick|2 – which is the name of the new Marbach product – has been an outstanding success. With the new Marbach hand-held device, the size of the nick can be optimally adapted to the requirements of the user. The insertion of the nicks in different thicknesses is fast, safe and controlled.