Südwestkarton strengthens die-cutting capacities again
The large-format flatbed die-cutter operates together with a fully automatic robotic palletiser, which can palletise all required stacking patterns. The machine line’s periphery, with tool storage and transport in a cassette system, also has a layout designed for ergonomic efficiency and high productivity. It processes up to 7,000 sheets/hour fully automatically and at the highest level from input feeder to palletising. An integrated camera monitoring system allows the die cuts to be verified. The highest precision is achieved, with an internal order memory for up to 20,000 articles.
Following the commissioning of a new rotary die-cutter in the Panther plant in Illingen in recent months, this addi-tional flatbed die-cutter has now been installed and successfully brought into operation. In April, the folder-gluer will be upgraded by adding a Silicone Paper Applicator and a Tear Strip Applicator for online retail & e-commerce packaging solutions. The renewal of the central palletiser system for finished goods, which is scheduled for the middle of the year, represents additional measures to optimise productivity and quality.
All the new plants are designed for precision and have a highest level of automation, e.g. prefeeders, storage palletising and robotic palletising, which stresses the aim of being a competent, flexible, agile partner for all customers. Total investment for the measures is over EUR 12 million.