Marbach launched its digital zone levelling technology at the drupa 2016 in Duesseldorf. Marbach has in the meantime equipped over 150 (and counting) die-cutting machines with it. At the beginning, digital zone levelling was only available in 102-106 format. Due to its huge success, Marbach can now offer it in the formats 76, 102-106 and 142-145. The formats 130 and 162 are still in progress.
Order-related zone levelling no longer applies
Amongst others, it used to be necessary to fill up worn-out areas with make-ready paper when setting-up every single order. With digital zone levelling this process has become significantly more efficient. Zone make-ready has only to be implemented once and then will last several months.
Functionality of digital zone levelling
The operator makes an impression of the machine using a standardized procedure. Marbach then produces a new, modified cover plate for the make-ready sheet. Individually for every machine. This levels out height deviations of the cutting platen. And so the area make-ready for every single tool no longer applies. In this way the performance of the packaging production increases.
Time-savings from 30-50%
Marbach developer Sascha Wormser: “We are very happy with the success of digital zone levelling. More than 150 customers have ordered it since drupa. The feedback has been positive throughout. According to our customers, the make-ready time savings through digital zone levelling lies around 30-50%. With this saved time, customers can produce other jobs. A significant increase in productivity.”
Some Marbach customers have already equipped all of their machines with digital zone levelling due to the high productivity gains. And thus they profit on every single machine due to its increased efficiency.
Make-ready free die-cutting is around the corner
Sascha Wormser continues: “When the customers use digital zone levelling and when supplemented with our mpower|+ technology the time-savings are even higher. Make-ready free die-cutting is now very close to possible.”
In December 2017 Marbach introduced to the market its new cleaning device for corrugated board machines: the mplaten|cleaner. Since then, more than 10 of these devices have been sold. And further orders are in the pipeline.
The National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) takes place every 3 years in Orlando. The who’s who of the global plastics industry will meet in 2018 from 7 to 11 May. As a specialist for the production of thermoforming tools, Marbach will again be exhibiting there this year and presenting its latest developments.
For some time now Marbach has been offering pure edge technology for achieving clean visible edges in corrugated board. Many customers are now using pure edge. It has been shown that this technology not only provides clean visible edges for corrugated board packaging, but is able to do much more.
Already in 2012, the Heilbronn-based die-maker Marbach had established a location in the USA with its subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina. This company has been constantly growing and has in the meantime established itself in the American market. For this reason, Jan Brunner, CEO Marbach America, was invited to the Heilbronn House of Commerce on the 8th March as an expert at the themed evening "Germany - USA: Relationship wise". This event, organized by the German Graduate School of Management & Law (GGS), the Kreissparkasse Heilbronn and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Heilbronn-Franken, was about the economic and political situation in the USA and the relationship between the USA and Germany. But also about how this has changed - especially over the past year.