Marbach launched mpower on the market in 1996. This revolutionary technology became the market standard in the following years and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.
In 1996, Marbach launched a completely new technology on the market under the name mpower. This caused quite a sensation at that time.
Bernhard Reisser: "The heart of the mpower technology is a new cutting rule generation: the mpower cutting rule. This has a rounded cutting edge tip that compensates for height tolerances, significantly reduces angel hair, and is almost completely unaffected by overpressure. In combination with other components such as special processing and assembly techniques as well as the so-called zone levelling, mpower has ensured more productivity in die-cutting then as now: Through significantly reduced make-ready times as well as an increase in process reliability due to the very good quality of the blanks."
But Marbach would not be Marbach if they had not further developed the mpower technology through the years. The result of this ongoing development is the mpower+ technology.
Reisser continues: "With the mpower+ package, we have updated the mpower cutting rule as well as the associated components. In addition to the cutting rule itself, mpower+ includes a laser cutting process developed specifically for this technology, a particular assembly technique, special rubbering, and the specification of the calculated entry and final punching force. For our customers, this eliminates the need to slowly discover the optimal punching pressure. This means that our customers not only save time during the knife setup itself, but also during the run-in of the tool. They can therefore produce more jobs per day, save on expensive machine downtimes and also gain added flexibility."
mpower stands for reduced make-ready times and productivity in the die-cutting process. And has done so for 25 years.
In 2023, we will be able to look back on 100 years of company history. After this special event, the next big event for us is already waiting to happen next year: In one year – exactly on May 28, 2024 – the leading trade show of the printing and packaging industry, drupa in Düsseldorf, will finally take place again.
We are at home in the packaging industry. Almost 100 years ago, we began in Heilbronn as a 3-man business with a small workshop measuring 36 m² (4 x 9 m). Today the company has 1,600 employees worldwide at many locations around the globe. In Heilbronn alone, the total area for production and administration is 24,352 m².
As a result of this expansion, space in the existing buildings has repeatedly become cramped over the years. As a consequence, new buildings and extensions have had to be built.
In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-dies, we also offer compatible storage systems. The Marbach Die Storage System (MDSS) has been designed for packaging manufacturers seeking optimally functioning in-house logistics.