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Expertcut’s capabilities are extended

Bobst has added some new features to its Expertcut 106 Per blank separating diecutter that are said to provides users with access to increased net production, lower costs, easier maintenance and less waste.

Bobst has added some new features to its Expertcut 106 Per blank separating diecutter that are said to provides users with access to increased net production, lower costs, easier maintenance and less waste.

Jacques Reymond, head of product marketing business unit Sheet-fed says: "We continuously innovate in the technology we use in our machines and sometimes that development feeds into giving extra features or new functionality to our current line-up.

"The first thing we have done is to further develop our Smart Feeder system which manages the feeding of sheets into the Expertcut. Smart Feeder II is fitted with a suction head that has an improved sheet lift-up and pass over onto the feed table, as well as new features that ensure quick setting and consistent feeding, whatever the substrate. Along with this, a new feed table with new equipment reduces the number of sheets lost during a machine stop, makes it quicker to set, and delivers more consistent sheet transportation."

With an eye towards reducing cartonmakers’ on-costs, a new Tool Saver technology instantly takes the pressure from the platen section when no sheet is present.

"By removing the pressure when no sheet is there, Tool Saver increases the operational life of tooling," says Reymond. "It means that high quality cutting can be maintained for an increased number of impressions, which reduces the cost of manufacturing each box. As soon as the feeding of sheets restarts, the press instantly returns to the pre-set production speed and platen pressure with no need for the operator’s intervention, reducing the production interruption to a minimum."

The new version of the Expertcut 106 Per also calculates the optimum tie-sheet interruption based on the thickness of the carton, saving as many as seven sheets per tie-sheet insertion cycle. In addition, the blanking section of the new machine has a feature called Quick Set which makes it fast and easy to set, as all the non-stop fingers lock and un-lock by pushing a single button.

"Also the tool frames don’t have to be set back to zero when changing jobs, which makes changeovers quick and easy for the operator," Reymond explains.

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