Marbach has added a new blanking tool to its product range. The alublanker is, as its name suggests, made of aluminum and completely CNC-milled. One of the first customers to use the alublanker is Marbach's long-standing partner MPS in Obersulm - a company of the Consumer Packaging Business of the WestRock Group. The Obersulm site produces high-quality folding cartons for the international perfume and cosmetics industry.
Eugen Schneider, Die-Cutting Manager at WestRock Obersulm: "We produced the first order with the new alublanker from Marbach. The performance achieved with it has fully convinced our machine operators. The alublanker is very precise, very light and can be easily set-up by just one operator. Despite its low weight, it is solid and the passage of the waste grid has also been very stable. We will definitely continue to use the new alublanker in the future."
The Marbach alublanker is completely made of one piece and produced in one milling operation. The design in aluminum and the associated low weight means optimized handling of the female blanking tools. The one-man operation saves time and personnel costs.
In addition, the high precision of the alublanker ensures perfect stacking, reduced set-up times, high packaging quality with no marks at all, as well as high machine speeds. For smooth production processes and maximum performance in the blanking station.
Marbach not only manufactures tools for flat die-cutting machines, but also for rotary die-cutting machines. For rotary die-cutting of corrugated board, the trend is towards the use of rotary machines with active stripping technology. Marbach has developed specially equipped rotary tools for this purpose, which ensure high productivity on such machines.
Marbach offers a very extensive portfolio of cutting-dies. Marbach also produces tools for die-cutting very thick materials such as honeycomb corrugated board. Such materials place very special demands on the technology used.
Silvio Gruber, who has been responsible for the corrugated board division at Marbach, has gone into well-earned retirement shortly before Christmas. Until his recent retirement, Mr. Gruber worked for Marbach in various management positions for a period of 37 years.