Marbach has been a specialist for the production of cutting-dies for the packaging industry for many decades. In addition, the Marbach portfolio also includes tools for special technical solutions. One of which is the production of cutting-dies with particularly high cutting rules.
Marbach Sales Manager Michael Kiesel: "When die-cutting thermoformed parts, displays or even foamed plastic, the cutting-dies have to meet very special requirements. In these cases it is not sufficient to equip a tool with the usual cutting rules measuring 23.8 mm in height. Here the steel rules must be significantly higher. The height depends on the material to be die-cut. We can handle heights of up to 100 mm without any problems. If a cutting rule height of 100 mm is not enough, we can gain additional height by under building it."
What distinguishes the Marbach tools is their high precision and special processing. Besides using multiplex wood as the base plate, aluminum can also be used for high demands. Depending on the customer's requirements, the joints of the cutting rules can be laser-welded, spot-welded or with a conventional weld seam.
Kiesel continues: "We use special bending equipment for processing the steel rule. This allows contours with many bends but few joints.
A tool technology that is used for very special requirements.
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.