Marbach introduced its innovation MT|easy speed at the K 2016. Since then various customers have switched to this technology. And they are delighted by the performance they achieve with MT|easy speed.
One of those convinced customers is The Thrace Group, which is the largest manufacturer of thermoformed products in Greece.
Production manager of thermoforming, Stathis Ioannis, reports his experiences with the new Marbach technology: “We have been using MT|easy speed tools for 3 months already. Our experiences have been entirely positive. The tool handling is remarkably simple, the make-ready times are short. And the retrofitting from one tool to the next one is noticeably faster than with conventional thermoforming tools. This is achieved by a quick-change system with which the MT|easy speed tools are equipped.
What we have noticed during the last months: the efficiency of Marbach MT|easy speed tools is significantly greater than the tools of Marbach competitors which we have used up to now. We can report a performance increase of more than 10% in comparison. Overall, the production process is more stable. Moreover the cooling of the thermoforming tool is more efficient so our energy consumption has been reduced through the use of MT|easy speed tools.
And the best of all: we not only have advantages with regard to productivity but also concerning the quality of the end product. With MT|easy speed the material distribution is exceptionally good. So the wall thickness of the thermoformed products is very consistent. For this reason the quality of our final products has been significantly improved.”
The Thrace Group will also rely on MT|easy speed by Marbach in the future. As many other customers, who have tested this new Marbach technology.
Since Marbach has restructured its division „Materials for the production of cutting-dies“ and has recently been renamed Marbach Die Supplies, the positive market acceptance has been very well received at Marbach. The extended portfolio has generated a positive mood with Marbach customers. Because as one of the main material suppliers in Germany, Marbach is the only company that is able to test its products in advance in its own production units and on the in-house die-cutting machine.
There are many different possibilities to refine packaging and to upgrade them for the POS. De- and embossing in 2D or 3D, hotfoil, pure edge or reverse cutting. But there are also sophisticated creases, for example many creases close to each other, make something special out of packaging. We offer our customers the right solution for every requirement with our tools and technologies. For extraordinary packaging at the POS. That is not only a visual but also a haptic experience for the consumers.
Customers of Marbach rely more and more on the application of steel counter plates as a counter-die. This development comes as no surprise since demands on functionality and appearance of packaging blanks are continually increasing. The steel counter plate meets both criteria. The high quality of the creases that are created with it, leads to a very good functionality of folds. Moreover it eliminates the occurrence of marks on the blank.
The sixth technology forum of the European Diemakers Association (ESU) took place between the 15th and 16th of September in Luxembourg. Marbach was on-site as an exhibitor to present its newest innovations with its two divisions Automation & Service and Die Supplies.