Heidelberg launching new die-cutting units
Heidelberg is launching two new high-performance die cutting systems, as well as a short run solution for smaller printing companies that may use Heidelberg jobbing and cylinder presses.
The company now has the 8000sph Powermatrix 106 CSB (cutting, stripping, blanking) for B1 sheets, the 7000sph Promatrix 145 CSB for large format, and the Multimatrix 60 FC for short runs for digital and commercial printing.
The Powermatrix 106 CSB is equipped with pallet logistics and an auto non-stop feeder, Heidelberg says this machine offers attractive throughput and optimum prerequisites for customers with higher material throughput.
The MasterSet optical register system for the feeder was originally developed by Heidelberg and enhanced by MK. MasterSet, it aligns every sheet using print marks. Positioning can also be performed using the print image or the edges of the sheet, if there are no print marks available.
The MasterSet cameras can also be positioned on the underside of the feeder, for example in order to die-cut corrugated cardboard with the printed side downwards. A separate sample sheet delivery enables the operator to pull a sample sheet for checking without stopping production.
New is the Promatrix 145 CSB, with a speed of 7000 sheets per hour. It enables efficient converting of large format sheets. The Promatrix 145 CSB also features pallet logistics, the automatic non-stop feeder, MasterSet, and also a sample sheet delivery, a novelty in this format class. The Promatrix 145 CSB is available for immediate delivery.
Also new is the Multimatrix 60 FC for short runs for digital and commercial printing. Heidelberg says it has an outstanding price/performance ratio and so is also suitable for smaller printing companies that may use Heidelberg jobbing and cylinder presses.
The company says the Multimatrix 60 FC is ideal for a digital folding carton production workflow, for example with a Versafire and the Diana Go folder gluer.
The Multimatrix 60 FC can optionally be equipped with a hot-foil unit, which enables a wide range of value-add finishes and flexible use of the die-cutter. Another benefit is its small footprint.
The die-cutter produces at a speed of 5500 sheets per hour and is also equipped with MasterSet. According to Heidelberg it is user-friendly, quick to set up, and outperforms the Heidelberg jobbing and cylinder presses still on the market by a factor of two to three. It is suitable for runs from one to 1000 cartons, and is available to order immediately.