Customers of Marbach rely more and more on the application of steel counter plates as a counter-die. This development comes as no surprise since demands on functionality and appearance of packaging blanks are continually increasing. The steel counter plate meets both criteria. The high quality of the creases that are created with it, leads to a very good functionality of folds. Moreover it eliminates the occurrence of marks on the blank.
The trend is towards steel counter plates
Head of Business Development, Jan Brunner: “During the last years we have recognized an increasing trend towards steel counter plates. Our share of sales has been significantly enhanced. The application is not complicated due to the fact that nowadays all die-cutting machines are designed for 1mm cutting plates. For most of our customers, using a steel counter plate is not only a must for high quantities, but also for repeat orders. Steel counter plates are also used more and more for small quantities with high demands on the creasing quality. For best creasing performance of packaging.”
A steel counter plate is a counter die made of steel with milled creasing channels. Compared with creasing matrix or rillma, it is characterized by simple handling and a very long lifespan. But the main reason for the huge success of the steel counter plate is the quality of the creases. Because this quality leads to best functionality and the most attractive packaging at the point of sale. Without marks. Also the integration of refinement techniques and braille embossing is very easy with the steel counter plate.
Additional option marbajump
The optimization option marbajump is a special lifter with which the steel counter plate can additionally be equipped. It prevents the sheet being trapped in the creasing channel, especially in challenging places, for example when used in combination with reverse cutting or embossing.
Steel counter plates are available in different degrees of hardness and versions, so the customers’ requirements can be perfectly taken into account.
Since July 2017, the inventory of Marbach has included an on-site die-cutting machine from Brausse. After having used the past few months to provide employee training courses, initial customer training classes and to conduct product tests, the Marbach Academy will soon be officially opened. If you are interested in a training course, you can request a training brochure at email@example.com. Alternatively, all information about the Marbach training courses can also be found on the company's homepage www.marbach.com/trainings.
Marbach Werkzeugbau (Tool Manufacturing) will be represented at this year's SPE European Thermoforming Conference. The conference, to be held in Rome between 14-16 March 2018 is one of the most important events in the field of thermoforming. This is where Europe's leading representatives of thermoforming technology network. The participants are processors, end consumers, material suppliers, tool manufacturers, machine and equipment suppliers.
Marbach is known for its innovative strength. And for delivering maximum performance to its customers. Numerous customers of the cutting-die manufacturer have now confirmed that this is not just an advertising statement. Marbach is more than pleased with the positive response and will undoubtedly present further news from its innovation department in 2018.
For several months now Marbach has been equipping its premium tools marbaspeed, for flat die-cutting, and marbaspeed|r, for rotary die-cutting, with its new special rubber flexpower. This new type of rubbering stands for durability and best die-cutting performance. Statistics show the extent of its success: Marbach sold more than 2,000 rotary dies for corrugated board alone in the marbaspeed|r version.