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 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.