Marbach is well-known for its customized solutions. Numerous customers rely on Marbach webguides which optimize the production process for inline die-cutting of paperboard.
Inline die-cutting (web-fed), is a printing and finishing process which takes place "in one line". The process means, not a paperboard sheet is die-cut, but a roll. The roll material is first fed through the printing machine before it is processed directly in the die-cutter. Inline die-cutting is used, for example, in the production of cigarette, liquid and direct packaging for food products.
Marketing manager Tina Dost: "The big advantage of inline die-cutting is speed. However, because the printing and die-cutting processes are directly related, it is of utmost importance that both processes run without interruption. To ensure that the further processing process is stable, the paperboard roll must be optimally positioned in the die-cutting station. If this is not the case, machine standstill can result in cost-intensive production downtimes. This is why our customers rely on Marbach's webguides. With this simple but efficient solution, malfunctions during inline die-cutting can be avoided."
Webguides are special elements by which the paperboard web is guided during the die-cutting process. This is necessary because with inline die-cutting, the carton roll is "pushed back" from behind at high speed when it is transferred from the printing unit to the die-cutting station. This may cause airflow under the paperboard material. Webguides are ideally suited to prevent this from happening. They are applied to the steel counter plate and ensure optimal positioning of the paperboard material during die-cutting. Because of the webguides, the paperboard lies flat on the steel counter plate at the beginning of the die-cutting process. This permits safe ongoing processing in the die-cutter which results in a smooth production process.
Marbach recently launched a new system under the name Embossing Register System IV. This allows embossing plates to be set up quickly and easily on embossing dies. With the Marbach system, users can save time when setting up the embossing dies and thus reduce machine downtimes.
Marbach has made a successful start to the new year with its Marbach Academy. In the first quarter of 2019, there were training courses on the subjects of paperboard and cigarette packaging as well as several individual training courses for customers.
Our US location in Charlotte is developing very positively. Following the start of production in 2012, Marbach America has grown into a stable revenue generator within the globally active Marbach Group. In order to be able to serve its customers even better, Marbach America has invested in a laser system of the latest generation. In March 2019 a laser system of the type mlas|compact-2 was installed at Marbach America.
Marbach is on course for expansion. After Marbach has founded subsidiaries in the USA, Malaysia, China and Mexico in the recent years, a second location in the USA will follow this summer. Since 2012 Marbach is already represented with a production site in Charlotte, North Carolina.