Marbach organized an Open House in cooperation with Brausse Europe and ITW foils under the name of “Innovation Days 2017” at the end of March. The event took place at the Brausse premises in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands).
Marbach marketing manager Tina Dost: “We had over 160 visitors in three days at our Marbach & Brausse Innovation Days. We are very happy with this number of participants.” This is also confirmed by Michael Münchow, Head of Sales at Brausse Europe, who was jointly responsible for the organization of the Innovation Days.
Live demonstrations on different Brausse machines – equipped with the newest Marbach technologies – and a small but nice supporting programme put a smile on the visitors’ faces just as the on-site consulting from Marbach and Brausse experts.
Several jobs with different layouts were made ready on the Brausse 1060 ER. The jobs were equipped with up-to-date Marbach technologies such as digital zone leveling and mpower|+. A steel counter plate was used. The Marbach masterstip|plate went into action in the stripping station while the lightblanker tool of the newest generation was used at the blanking station. After a short make-ready time – that took less than 30 minutes – the die-cutting machine could start production. Maximum machine speed was reached. The conversion of the machine – including the installation of the tools – was made in less than 15 minutes. Viewers were enthusiastic.
Afterwards demonstrations at the Levanta 1050 E followed. Further jobs were set up on this die-cutting machine without a blanking station. The Marbach mpower|+ technology was used in combination with the magic sheet. Also at this machine, running at high speed, the make-ready times and conversion, were done as quickly as with the previous ones.
Tina Dost: “At the LIVE demonstrations, we could show impressively that performance of the Brausse machine was possible with Marbach technologies. Best performance. With best cutting results.”
Concerning the topic 'embossing', Marbach presented its thinplate technology on the Brausse hotfoil machine Signa 1050Fi Hotfoiling. The job was embossed with a special hotfoil. This new type of foil has been applied to paper instead of paperboard. Marbach also showed with its thinplate system how hotfoil stamping plates can be set-up quickly and in a time-efficient manner.
During the next weeks, Marbach and Brausse will intensively follow up the projects initiated at the Innovation Days.
Marbach recently launched a new system under the name Embossing Register System IV. This allows embossing plates to be set up quickly and easily on embossing dies. With the Marbach system, users can save time when setting up the embossing dies and thus reduce machine downtimes.
Marbach has made a successful start to the new year with its Marbach Academy. In the first quarter of 2019, there were training courses on the subjects of paperboard and cigarette packaging as well as several individual training courses for customers.
Our US location in Charlotte is developing very positively. Following the start of production in 2012, Marbach America has grown into a stable revenue generator within the globally active Marbach Group. In order to be able to serve its customers even better, Marbach America has invested in a laser system of the latest generation. In March 2019 a laser system of the type mlas|compact-2 was installed at Marbach America.
Marbach is on course for expansion. After Marbach has founded subsidiaries in the USA, Malaysia, China and Mexico in the recent years, a second location in the USA will follow this summer. Since 2012 Marbach is already represented with a production site in Charlotte, North Carolina.