Bobst launches high volume rotary die cutter

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Packaging solutions developer Bobst has launched Masterline DRO, a new full-line, high-volume, rotary die cutter with inside-outside printing, which runs from pre-feeder to palletiser.

Competitive advantage: Bobst Masterline DRO
Competitive advantage: Bobst Masterline DRO

It incorporates the latest Bobst technology, including 10 patents, and says Bobst, will equip converters with the “most versatile, most automated, connected and highly ergonomic solution on the market.”

The machine enables productivity reaching an output of 40 million square meters per year, with Bobst saying it combines high-volume production on simple boxes and added-value packaging with qualitative printing and die-cutting.

It features inside-outside printing in a single pass, complex die-cutting capabilities and quick changeovers on the full line. Combining digitalisation, connectivity and automation, Bobst claims it will “pave the way for a new era in box making.”

Flexible: Bobst Masterline DRO
Flexible: Bobst Masterline DRO

The boxes benefit from a 15 per cent improvement in the box compression test, which represents a saving potential on paper use.

Two quality control systems enable printing register consistency during setup or during production: Start & Go provides fully automatic set-up multicolor jobs with automatic compensation of cliché irregularity with only 11 sheets, and Lead & Print guarantees print to print and print to cut consistency with proactive compensation of cardboard irregularity during production.
It has an efficient dust collection system built in to ensure printing quality and a die-cutting efficiency that ejects more than 99.9 per cent of die-cut waste.

Users can handle the whole line with simple and intuitive operation, and with ultra-quick order changeover from pre-feeder to palletiser. It has a robust, heavy-duty design, with reduced amount of wear to the long-life Bobst quality parts. If maintenance is required, standardised spare parts, an intuitive maintenance menu and easy access to all parts of the machine, make maintenance cost-efficient, says Bobst.

“When we design a new machine, we really think about it from the customer perspective,” said David Arnaud, product marketing director FFG DRO. “That is why the Masterline DRO addresses the needs of converters from a business perspective now and for the future. This will serve converters well and give them a competitive advantage.”

According to Bobst the Masterline DRO has been designed to match market demands for valuable packaging, faster delivery times, and more sustainable operations including the new e-commerce requirements,” said Arnaud. “As brand owners demand ever higher die-cutting and printing quality from their corrugated packaging suppliers, achieving both, while retaining a profit margin, has become increasingly important for box makers. Masterline DRO achieves exactly that, and we believe it sets a new benchmark in the industry.”

Bobst is supplied in ANZ by Print & Pack.

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