There are many rotary machines for die-cutting corrugated board. The machines of the Japanese machine manufacturer Mitsubishi are currently making inroads in Europe. These machines place completely new demands on the tool technology used. Marbach has met the challenge and developed tools specially designed for these machines. For maximum productivity in rotary die-cutting.
Mitsubishi machines employ a different technology than conventional rotary machines. They have an integrated self-ejecting system in which waste is stripped using ejector pins. However, this also means that conventional tools are unable to meet the requirements, so special rotary cutting-dies must be used. These tools are complex to manufacture and must be extremely precise.
Marbach developer Ingo Graham: "Over the last few months we have developed tools that are perfectly matched to the requirements of these special rotary machines. Customers who have already ordered the corresponding tools from us are very satisfied with them. They benefit from 100 % freedom from waste of their blanks as well as very high running speeds of their rotary machine. Die-cutting, folding and gluing are also carried out in a single operation. The productivity of this machine in combination with Marbach tool technology is therefore very high. For maximum performance in rotary die-cutting."
Marbach will continue to monitor market developments and will also in future offer the right solution for every requirement.
Marbach founded a new branch in Tianjin together with the machine manufacturer Masterwork in the summer of 2018. Cutting-dies for the Chinese folding box industry are mainly manufactured at this location. A few months later, Marbach started its new materials subsidiary in Mexico. A production facility in the USA will follow in the summer of 2019. At Marbach all signs point to expansion.
Since drupa 2016 Marbach has had digital zone levelling in its portfolio. Almost 400 machines have been equipped with a DZL|plate in the past 3 years. And the number is increasing every day.
Marbach is already involved in its planning for the most important international trade fair for the printing industry: drupa 2020. And now there is only 1 year left until drupa opens its doors again. The last drupa was very special for Marbach: with the number of visitors reaching record levels. No previous drupa had more visitors at the Marbach stand than in 2016.
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.