Heidelberg showcased the new die cutter and folding carton gluing machines to visitors from around the world at the Packaging Days which took place at the end of 2014.
Visitors to the Heidelberg Packaging Days showed great interest in the new Promatrix 106 CS. The product performs die cutting and embossing at a speed of 8000 sheets per hour. Changing the die on the new Promatrix 106 CS is quick and easy, which helps users set up a new job fast.
During the Packaging Days, the new Diana Smart 80 produced mostly cardboard boxes. The machine features a compact and sturdy construction and runs at a speed of 450m per hour. The Diana Smart delivers outstanding quality even at maximum speeds, thanks to its roller bar concept and its compression and delivery section with long pressing zone. At the Packaging Days, the new Speedmaster CD 102 demonstrated a rapid job change from the production of CD packaging on card to label production on lightweight paper.
Dr. Frank Schaum is now responsible for Postpress at Heidelberg, bringing together activities in Postpress Commercial and Postpress Packaging. More than 200 visitors from Africa, Europe, South America, China, India, Korea, Russia, and the Middle East attended the Packaging Days hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) to discover new solutions for packaging printing. At the end of 2014, in Hall 11 at the Wiesloch-Walldorf plant, Heidelberg presented its new Promatrix 106 CS die cutter and the new Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines.
These machines are aimed at companies that manufacture folding cartons and at all-rounders that need optimum quality and reliability for short to medium-sized runs. Using the example of an end-to-end job for a fictitious outdoors store, Heidelberg staged a live demonstration to show visitors the production process for invitation cards, stand-up displays, posters, folding cartons and CD jackets.
The Promatrix 106 CS die cutter is ideal for short to medium production volumes and performs die cutting and embossing at a speed of 8000 sheets per hour. The machine offers a wide range of standard features, extremely user-friendly operation, and an attractive price-performance ratio.
In the Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines, Heidelberg has developed a new platform for medium volumes in the production of straight line and lockbottom cartons. The products require less space and feature a modular design that means they can be adapted to suit specific customer requirements.
‘In the medium term, we are going to continue to expand the product portfolio in die cutting and folding carton gluing machines,’ explained Dr. Frank Schaum, who now has overall responsibility for Postpress at Heidelberg. In his current role, he is in charge of both Postpress Commercial, i.e. folding and cutting and Postpress Packaging. ‘The new Postpress Packaging products were extremely well received by customers and we were able to demonstrate efficient folding carton production, including the accompanying service offerings.’