Glossop Cartons, a manufacturer of carton board packaging products, has installed and commenced beta testing of the Highcon Beam digital cutting and creasing machine at its new Stockport premises in England.
The next generation model of Highcon's digital cutting and creasing solutionHighcon Beam is expected to offer enhanced production capabilities, faster speeds, improved software and incredible finishing capabilities for mainstream carton and commercial markets.
Glossop expects the technology to bolster production capabilities at its new premises in Stockport.
Glossop Cartons sales director Jacky Sidebottom-Every said: "Based on their successful experience with the Highcon Euclid, Glossop Cartons was quick to see the benefits of the Highcon Beam and to add to their digital lineup."
Jacky added: "This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to benefit from this innovative machine which offers superior intricate laser-cut designs and is therefore ideal for a wide range of markets including added value luxury packaging, greeting cards, direct mail and stationery products in particular, along with conventional carton work.
"The possibilities are endless and we look forward to creating some incredible packaging solutions for our customers."
Designed as a finishing machine for mainstream production, Highcon Beam will complement the company's existing Highcon Euclid, Bobst and Iberica cutting and creasing machines.
Glossop said the new addition to eliminate costly production cutting formes, reduce time and run B1 sheets at a staggering maximum speed of 5,000 sheets per hour.
Capable of handling wide range of substrates, including 2mm E-flute corrugated board, the machine's cutting section features three high powered lasers.
The firm plans to unveil the new machine at Drupa 2016 event scheduled to be held in May in Germany.
Source : machineryandequipment.packaging-business-review.com