Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems will showcase its flagship Kongsberg C Series digital cutting solution, its modular Kongsberg X24 table and the MultiCam Apex 3R CNC router.
The Kongsberg C24 combines a steel tabletop with aluminum honeycomb core, a rack and pinion drive system and dynamic table mapping to deliver the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency. A maximum speed of 100m/min (66 in/sec) and acceleration up to 1.7 G, combined with quick and precise tool movements, makes high quality digital production possible, even under the tightest deadlines.
The Kongsberg PCS team will also be delivering continuous demos of the most versatile digital finishing device on the market, the Kongsberg X24. ‘In today’s volatile market, where both customer demands and capabilities of technology change rapidly, it is important to invest in equipment that offers the flexibility to grow in line with business needs,’ said Wim Brunsting, EMEA Sales Director for Kongsberg PCS. ‘The X24 delivers this, not just through its wide range of applications but also because it is a cutting table that can evolve.’
Brunsting said the team would be demonstrating add-on tools, such as the Kongsberg PowerHead, which excels on heavy duty material with its 150mm diameter crease wheels and equivalent of 50kg of downforce, and its FoamHead, which uses a reciprocating knife to handle foam materials. ‘This flexibility to add new tools for new materials, new applications, or more capacity means that with the Kongsberg X24, businesses can add volume and enter new market segments to meet the changing demands of customers or as part of a strategic plan for growth and diversification,’ he said.
Brunsting and the Kongsberg PCS team will also showcase MultiCam’s flagship Apex 3R CNC router, which sets the standard for routing capabilities with its perfect balance between performance and precision. With spindle speeds ranging from 4-13.3 HP, the Apex 3R can cut a variety of materials including plastic, aluminium, wood, high-density foam, and composite materials.
‘The APEX 3R features a heavy, all-steel tube frame that ensures durability,’ said Brunsting. ‘It also makes the CNC machine more rigid, which reduces vibration and improves routing quality. The EZ Control operator interface, included as standard, ensures businesses can start routing right away and have minimal interruption in work processes, while a three-axis motion control system gives tight control over routing quality for precision and quality cutting.’
‘Automation is again made easy with the optional automatic tool changer, enabling operators to make cutting tool changes faster,’ said Brunsting. ‘There’s also a fully programmable CNC knife that enables users to cut a wide range of materials such as rubber, foam, gaskets and textiles.’
These solutions will be exhibited at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin from 31 May-3 June.