North America-based EskoArtwork has launched the Kongsberg XP Auto, an extended new version of the XP cutting table.
The new model incorporates automatic loading and unloading to give the highest digital converting capacity available on the market. It complements a wide format digital printer, enabling a full digital production workflow for POP displays and short-run packaging work.
XP Auto is the successor to the DCM 24 (Digital Converting Machine) and is based on the Kongsberg XP, the company’s highest capacity cutting table, designed for high productivity up to 24/7 continuous operation. The configuration can handle a wide range of materials from high-density, rigid sheets requiring a milling tool to flexible materials that can be processed by knife cutting tools. The maximum sheet size for the large format XP44 Auto model is 2310 x 3600 mm.
EskoArtwork CAM Product Manager Tom Erik Naess said the XP Auto helps to turn short-run packaging and POP work into profitable and value added jobs. Users can now offer their customers on-demand production with just-in time-delivery.
The addition of automatic media handling transforms the XP into a fully automatic finishing system that can run unattended for long periods.
XP Auto has the ability to register sheets with the print side facing down, most useful for processing corrugated board. This is achieved by means of a camera, located below the table top level and driven by a separate servo axis that registers the marks as the board is moved from the in-stack to the cutting area.