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.
An eventful year has come to an end for the cutting-die and thermoforming tool manufacturer Marbach. Marbach has a nice tradition of making donations at Christmas instead of giving presents to customers. When selecting recipients, it is important for the Marbach management to divide the money between internationally known and regionally respected institutions. Because the Heilbronn-based company is active all over the world .This year, Marbach has donated 7,000 euros to help in Burkina Faso and 3,000 euros to the protection against freezing to death by the Aufbaugilde Heilbronn.
The focus of Marbach is optimizing the performance of its customers. For this reason Marbach offers extensive services. In addition to training on the subject of die-cutting packaging, Marbach now also offers packaging services in its portfolio.
Marbach opened its training center earlier this year. Under the name Marbach Academy, the company now offers practical training courses for participants from the packaging industry. The new training catalogue for 2019 is now available.
Marbach presented its new hand-held tool for inserting waste nicks into cutting rules back in spring. At the FachPack in Nuremberg, this device became the absolute top seller. It was possible to purchase the so-called marbanick|2 directly at the fair and numerous customers took advantage of this opportunity to upgrade and optimize their production.