The Marbach Group supplies cutting-die manufacturers with machines and tools under the name of Marbach Automation & Service.
Samuel Vial, Sales director at Marbach Automation & Service: “We have sold large numbers of machines during the last year. Both within the Marbach Group and on the international market. Our main products have been laser systems and milling machines. And we already have received substantial machine orders for 2017. Moreover, we continuously work on expanding our service. Because this is the only way that we can offer our customers optimal support.”
But what has characterized Marbach machines? Why has the Heilbronn-based company, that produces mainly cutting-dies for the packaging industry, been so successful with its business unit Automation & Service?
Vial continues: “Since we produce cutting-dies ourselves, we know as no one else, what requirements a machine for the cutting-die manufacturing must meet. We develop machines on point. With our smart line, we offer cost-efficient machines for small cutting-die manufacturers and inhouse die shops. Of course in the expected Marbach quality. The machines in the high-end segment appeal to the larger cutting-die producers and those, who have highest quality demands. So we have the right solution for every customer requirement.”
Already since 1999 Marbach has been making its machine technologies available to the market. In line with the motto: “from the cutting-die manufacturer for the cutting-die manufacturer” Marbach offers tailored solutions for every requirement in the global market.
Marbach has a new technology in its portfolio. The universal sheet delivery is a tool with which sheet delivery in the die-cutting machine can be extended so that the delivery of the paperboard sheets can be quickly and easily adapted to each individual job.
Marbach Werkzeugbau is currently working intensively on the topics of digitization and industry 4.0. The main focus here is on digital solutions for tools, processes and services. Within the scope of this project, Marbach has analyzed the future requirements of its customers. The results of this are the two components CONNECT|M and CONNECT|AR (Augmented Reality). CONNECT|M is a technology that intelligently connects the thermoforming tool, Marbach and the customer. CONNECT|AR is about virtual customer support via remote maintenance.
Marbach offers an extensive portfolio of dieboards. The suitable dieboard can be selected according to the requirements of the customer or the particular order. The dieboard forms the basis of a cutting-die. The contours of the packaging are first inserted into the dieboard, then the cutting and creasing rules are positioned and finally the appropriate rubber coating is applied.
Through its Die Supplies & Automation (MDS&A) division Marbach sells machines to die-makers. In addition to laser systems and water jet systems, Marbach has milling machines in its portfolio. The mgrav|2 is its most successful milling machine.