Marbach presented its digital zone levelling technology in 2016. Almost 200 die-cutting machines have already been equipped with such a modified cover plate for the make-ready sheet since the market launch.
There is now also a version of this innovation for corrugated board. Up to now Marbach could only offer its new development for smaller die-cutting formats, as are used in the folding box industry. But as of now, digital zone levelling is now under the name DZL|foil also available for bigger die-cutting machines starting with the 162 format, since these are used for die-cutting corrugated board.
The conventional solution for machines with smaller formats, means that the cover plate for the make-ready sheet is simply replaced by the digital zone levelling plate. But this is not possible for large-sized corrugated board machines. This is because the cover plate is not loose, but fixed to the machine and cannot therefore simply be replaced. That’s why Marbach has adapted its development for machine features of large-sized corrugated board machines.
Marbach developer Ingo Graham: “Digital zone levelling for the area of corrugated board looks slightly different from the conventional solution. But the advantages are the same as digital zone levelling for smaller die-cutting machines.”
No order-related area patching
Without using digital zone levelling, it is necessary to fill up worn-out areas with make-ready paper during the patch-up of a job. This has to be done for every single job. With digital zone levelling the process is significantly more efficient. The zone make-ready does not need to be done for every order but only once and it will last for several months. A considerable time-reduction for the operator.
Functionality of digital zone levelling
Graham: “The huge advantage for our customers is that they can make an impression of their machine quickly and simply with a standardized process.”
With this impression, Marbach produces the zone levelling. The operator gets this, puts it into the die-cutting machine and can immediately start with the production. As the zone levelling levels out wear-related deviations, there is no need for area patching for every single tool. And the performance of the packaging production increases.
Marbach has been manufacturing rotary tools for the corrugated board industry for 50 years. Founded in 1923, the company started producing rotary cutting-dies for corrugated board in 1968. The production process developed at Marbach became the standard in the packaging industry in the following years.
Marbach will be represented at two stands at FachPack in Nuremberg. At stand 612 in hall 7, Marbach will showcase its new products, which can provide users with greater performance in their production. In addition to its main stand in Hall 7, Marbach can also be found in Hall 3A as part of the theme park "Packaging in medical technology and pharmacy", where it will present its products especially for pharmaceutical manufacturers and producers of medical technology.
The Heilbronn-based cutting-die manufacturer Marbach has successfully achieved Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Under the observant eye of the LRQA auditors it has been confirmed that Marbach is a modern, customer-oriented company with functioning processes.
The Heilbronn-based die-maker and material supplier Marbach is in the starting blocks and awaits the start of FachPack 2018. On September 25, this important meeting place for the packaging industry will open its doors. More than 40,000 visitors are expected in Nuremberg during the three days of the fair. Marbach will present its innovations from the area of die-cutting technology at booth 612 in hall 7. And will of course also take along materials for packaging manufacturers and die-makers from Marbach Die Supplies.