Marbach offers various solutions to ensure safe embossing of packaging. The Marbach standard already contains suitable solutions for many applications. In addition, Marbach has developed a further option ensuring even more safety in embossing.
If packaging is not only die-cut, but also embossed, embossing clichés are then normally positioned on aluminum blocks. This means that the dieboard of the cutting-die contains cut-outs into which aluminum bases for the embossing clichés are inserted. This has the advantage that the embossing clichés have a very even base during the production process.
The aluminum substructure can be divided using a so-called Memopin, so that the embossing clichés can be set up quickly and easily from the front of the cutting-die. The tool can remain in the machine for make-ready. Also for die-cutting machines with closed machine frame. A make-ready from the back of the cutting-die is therefore not necessary.
Marbach development manager Klaus Rommel: "To ensure that the aluminum blocks are placed securely in the cutting-die and to avoid interruptions in production, Marbach provides two different ways of securing the aluminum blocks. With our standard method, the aluminum blocks are secured in the tool with two grooved pins. This prevents the aluminum blocks with the applied embossing clichés from falling out to the front. This type of protection is adequate in many applications."
However, in practice there are cases with particularly high demands or special requirements in which securing to the front is not enough for the operators. Then it is necessary to secure the aluminum block to an even greater extent.
Rommel continues: "For this reason, we looked for a solution that would ensure complete protection of the aluminum block against falling out either to the front or back. Our development has resulted in a completely new design of the aluminum block safety. With this version, the grooved pin is no longer required. Instead, a cut-out is milled into the aluminum blocks. The dieboard is given a "nose" at the appropriate point to attach the aluminum block to the dieboard and thus to prevent it from falling out on either sides".
This special version of the aluminum block safety device is designed for demanding requirements and offers the operator maximum safety. It can be used in the paperboard sector with multiplex, marbaplex and duramar tools.
Marbach has continuously expanded its services in the past year. The newest member of the Marbach service family is the Marbach Performance Boost package. By which, Marbach supports its consulting service which makes its own process know-how available to its customers and thereby significantly increasing their productivity during the die-cutting process.
Marbach has been using for some time now a new rubber for rubbering cutting-dies. The name of this high-performance material is flexpower. Certified by ISEGA for use in the food industry, this rubber offers numerous advantages to operators. Marbach uses flexpower in corrugated board tools (both flat and rotary) and also sells it as raw material.
Marbach is one of the large material suppliers in Germany. Under the name Marbach Die Supplies, Marbach offers materials for packaging manufacturers that meet the requirements in the field of die-cutting. In order to support its customers even more in increasing their performance, Marbach has expanded its material portfolio.
Marbach was present at the IADD Odyssey in Atlanta Georgia from May 1 to 3, 2019. At this event Marbach showcased its latest technologies in the fields of die-cutting technology as well as machines and materials for cutting-die production. More than 250 visitors showed particular interest in Marbach and its technologies. During the three days many interesting conversations took place at the two Marbach stands.