Since drupa 2016 Marbach has had digital zone levelling in its portfolio. Almost 400 machines have been equipped with a DZL|plate in the past 3 years. And the number is increasing every day.
The DZL|plate is a special protection plate which - individually adapted to your machine - compensates for unevenness in the die-cutting platen. It ensures that a conventional area make-ready - which previously had to be carried out for each individual job - is completely eliminated. Once a digital zone levelling has been set up, it lasts for months. The result: significantly reduced make-ready times for each and every job.
To make the DZL|plate even more powerful, Marbach has further optimized it in recent months. Klaus Rommel, Head of Research & Development at Marbach: "We were able to reduce the thickness tolerance of the DZL|plate base plate to a minimum. For example, the tolerance is a maximum of ±0.02 mm, with the dimensional tolerance often being even as small as ±0.01 mm. The DZL|plate is therefore much more accurate than a conventional protection plate. This higher accuracy means even more make-ready time savings for our customers. And not only that. Thanks to new manufacturing processes, the surface of the DZL|plate is even more resistant to external influences which increases the service life of the DZL|plate."
The DZL|plate can be designed with or without vacuum holes, depending on the machine equipment. This ensures that the performance of the die-cutting machines will also be perfectly utilized with the DZL|plate.
Rommel continues: "Although the DZL|plate has a long lifespan, we recommend regular replacement for optimal results. This is because the die-cutting machine gets worn during production. And so the parameters change. For this reason, our recommendation is to check the functionality of the DZL|plate once a year and order a new one if necessary." In order to guarantee optimal functionality as long as possible, Marbach also has a Marbach DZL|plate special cleaner in its portfolio. This is optimally matched to the properties of the DZL|plate.
For even better performance, Marbach recommends cleaning the die-cutting machine before making an impression for the DZL|plate. Rommel: "It is best to clean your machine regularly with the mplaten|cleaner. Then you will be on the safe side with a clean machine, a clean make-ready and clean results."
In addition to possible optimizations, there is a further innovation in digital zone levelling: The DZL|plate is now also available in format 162.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is currently working intensively on the topics of digitization and industry 4.0. The main focus here is on digital solutions for tools, processes and services. Within the scope of this project, Marbach has analyzed the future requirements of its customers. The results of this are the two components CONNECT|M and CONNECT|AR (Augmented Reality). CONNECT|M is a technology that intelligently connects the thermoforming tool, Marbach and the customer. CONNECT|AR is about virtual customer support via remote maintenance.
Marbach offers an extensive portfolio of dieboards. The suitable dieboard can be selected according to the requirements of the customer or the particular order. The dieboard forms the basis of a cutting-die. The contours of the packaging are first inserted into the dieboard, then the cutting and creasing rules are positioned and finally the appropriate rubber coating is applied.
Through its Die Supplies & Automation (MDS&A) division Marbach sells machines to die-makers. In addition to laser systems and water jet systems, Marbach has milling machines in its portfolio. The mgrav|2 is its most successful milling machine.
Marbach developed some time ago a special technology for reverse cutting to save make-ready time. This technology, known as the height-adjustable anvil, is very popular in the market. Until now, the use of this technology has been limited to high-tech duramar tools or corrugated board tools. But the height-adjustable anvil is now also available in a new version for standard folding box tools.