For more than a year Marbach has had a tool in its portfolio that is used whenever customers do not want to use blanking for a job, but still value efficiency. The so-called universal sheet delivery is used in the upper part of a blanking station to perfectly stack die-cut sheets.
Marbach Sales Manager Die Cutting Technology, Jan Brunner: "The sheet delivery in the blanking station of a die-cutting machine can be upgraded with our technology. In this way the full sheet delivery can be quickly and easily adapted to each individual job, and without lengthy set-up times. Compared to conventional solutions, this makes conversion from blanking to sheet delivery and vice versa both very fast and very efficient. However, the time aspect in the die-cutting process is not the only major advantage of the universal sheet delivery. The precise stacking of the paperboard sheets ensures smooth further processing in the folder gluer."
The universal sheet delivery is available in 102-106 format and 142-145 format. It is suitable for both jobs with both single and double knife, which means it can also be used in the pharmaceutical and tobacco sectors.
Brunner continues: "Customers who are already using the universal sheet delivery say it makes their work easier. They are convinced by its easy handling, the short make-ready times and the running properties of the cutting-die when used on the die-cutting machine. Some of our customers also report higher speeds that can be achieved with the universal sheet delivery compared to conventional systems, because the sheet delivery functions more reliably and with less disruption."
In the lower section, the lightblank base frame, supplemented by a job-specific frame, is the perfect counterpart to the universal sheet delivery. If required, it can be combined with a guillotine for separating gripper edge waste.
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.
Marbach has published a new whitepaper for tobacco applications on its knowledge platform, the Experience Hub.
Marbach provides solutions to ensure top performance for its customers. In order to make packaging more attractive and to visually highlight individual elements of packing, the embellishment process of embossing is often used. As an eye-catcher, it increases the impact of a package at the point of sale. This then has a sales-promoting effect for the packaged product. If the embossing process is not integrated into the die-cutting process but is carried out separately, this is known as embossing and die-cutting in two passes. This is more time-consuming than an embossing process integrated into the die-cutting process. But here, too, set-up times can be minimized.
The portfolio of Marbach Die Supplies (MDS) includes machines, equipment and materials for diemaking. In particular, MDS has expanded its range of manual devices in recent months. Among the most popular of these is the mcut|multi multifunctional cutting tool. It cuts rule materials quickly and without deformation. Plastika Mostar in Slovenia is already using mcut|multi and is very impressed.