Highcon Digital Cutting And Creasing Machines Improve Production

Highcon Digital Cutting And Creasing Machines Improves Production

The Highcon Euclid 5C digital cutting and creasing machine has been engineered to suit the needs of packaging converters working corrugated and fluted substrates from 1mm up to 3mm/40-120pt.

The BoxMaker has purchased two Highcon® Euclid 5C digital converting systems for its Washington and Arkansas sites to support its growing corrugated business. The system in Washington is already operating at a monthly run rate of over 300 jobs and the second is due to be installed in June at the Arkansas plant. The BoxMaker is known as an early adopter of digital production and is the first company in the world to have ordered two HP PageWide C500 digital printing presses.

According to Richard Brown, President and co-owner of The BoxMaker and their web-to-print brand, Fantastapack.com, ‘The addition of these digital cutting and creasing machines is already improving our production capacity, quality and speed of delivery. Not only does this technology allow us to produce new, differentiated structural design options, but it also contributes to our sustainability and waste reduction initiatives by substantially reducing manufacturing and set up time, eliminating physical die-cutting tooling costs and the required storage, while at the same time enabling ganging of multiple jobs on the same digital die. These abilities allow us to reduce lead times and offer our customers the agility and service they deserve while providing them with unlimited design innovation.’

Mike Ciaramella, V.P. Sales and General Manager, Highcon Americas said, ‘The BoxMaker is recognised as an industry expert and thought leader in corrugated manufacturing. Their adoption of Highcon technology is a testament to their belief in our solutions and the impact innovative, sustainable, cost-effective packaging and displays can bring to their customers. We are impressed with the speed of their ramp-up and look forward to continuing our relationship.’

Not only does the Highcon Euclid 5C save on the production and storage of die cutting forms but it also adds the flexibility of digital technology; JIT production, short runs, the ability to customise structure to optimise box size, customised perforations with cleaner edges and easier opening and variable data etching for customisation or personalisation down to the level of serial numbers.

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