One machine upgrade, popular with Marbach customers, is the digital zone levelling DZL|plate. This protection plate is individually provided with a printed height profile and so can be adapted to the respective conditions of the die-cutting machine. The DZL|plate thus takes over the zone levelling of the machine, which reduces the make-ready times of the rules for each individual job.
Bernhard Reisser, Industry Manager for the folding carton industry at Marbach: "For several years, the digital zone levelling DZL|plate has been successfully established on the market by us. And since this year, we also offer a second version, the DZL|plateXL. With its two-part protective plate, this has been developed explicitly for large-format corrugated die-cutting machines."
Digital zone levelling compensates for height differences in the die-cutting platen area – with a maximum height compensation potential of up to 0.15 mm. In this way, it not only ensures optimum pressure conditions during die-cutting, but also reduces knife set-up times.
Reisser continues: "Our customers are enthusiastic about this technology and confirm a cutting pressure reduction of 15-30% as well as a make-ready time saving of well over 30% per job. Many of our customers have now equipped their entire machine park with digital zone levelling and have, as a result, become significantly more efficient in finishing of their orders. Especially in these fast-moving times, this important increase in performance means a clear competitive advantage for our customers."
Digital zone levelling pays for itself quickly through its longevity and usually pays for itself within a few months. Anyone interested can find an amortization calculator on the Marbach website at: https://www.marbach.com/en/products/digital-zone-levelling
In 1923, the Marbach company began as a 3-man workshop in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg. 100 years later, the small craftsman business has become a global market leader operating worldwide. Today, the Marbach Group, with its 1,600 employees around the world, is a key partner for the global packaging industry.
Such a long company history cannot be taken for granted – in Germany only a little more than 1% of the companies ever reach 100 years. The fact that we have managed to achieve this, is due to many different factors.
Our story reads like an exciting novel.
In addition to materials for packaging manufacturers, our division Marbach Die Supplies also supplies equipment for the die-cutting process. This includes two mobile workbenches mbench|smart and mbench|pro. These are distinguished by their flexible application possibilities.
The workbenches in the mbench series are not only equipped with smooth-running heavy-duty wheels for flexible use, but also offer an ideal work surface, storage space for tools and materials, as well as the option of fitting them with suitable hand tools. This means that tools can be repaired and processed in a minimum of space.
With the Marbach lower pin unit, we have a tool on the market that is mainly used for jobs where the requirements for waste-free die-cut blanks are very high. This is because waste is stripped in an especially reliable way with the lower pin unit in these applications.
Lower pin units are used in the stripping station of a die-cutting machine. They are particularly useful when very small waste parts have to be stripped and when maximum reliability is required during stripping.
For us, an eventful but also successful year is coming to an end. Right at the beginning of the year, the war in Ukraine caused market turbulence and triggered a procurement crisis. We met these challenges with good planning and inventory management.
For many years now, we have traditionally donated 10,000 € to aid projects at Christmas under the motto "Donations instead of gifts". This year, due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, the management of Marbach decided to donate the entire amount to aid projects in connection with the war in Ukraine.