KAMA’s compact finishing die cutter, ProCut 58, has undergone a comprehensive upgrade. The world’s first die cutter for digitally printed sheets in the quarter-size format, either for conventional or cut to size, is now available with a Heidelberg sheet feeder, a modern touch panel and new software. The Dresden engineers have also increased the format by 50 mm so that the ProCut 58 can now handle sizes up to 580 mm x 400 mm.
Even shorter set-up times
The new feeder optimises the paper feed, the suction head is fast and easy to adjust and the entire feed area is easily accessible. The redesigned software speeds up the adjustment of the AutoRegister, which aligns every sheet with tenth-of-a-millimetre precision. Reference runs can be omitted and the finishing die cutter is ready to go in less time than ever before. The menu navigation has been simplified, the operating interface of the 16:9 touch panel comes with a clearer layout and pictograms, making all the functions and features intuitively accessible and language independent.
The re-launch is taking place at the right time: the demand for finished short runs, both for small format printing jobs and folding boxes, is growing – and more and more often these are being printed digitally. The highly flexible ProCut 58 Foil covers a wide range of finishing applications and processing these short-run orders is very profitably thanks to the fast job changes.
Value creation on a small footprint
Important for its application also in folding carton production is the highly precise alignment that the ProCut 58 with AutoRegister achieves. Even sheets that are cut after they have been printed – for example sheets that are cut down from B2 to B3 – can be finished with the greatest precision and a performance of up to 6,000 sheets per hour. Changeover from die cutting to hot foil stamping or back again takes only ten minutes. The warm-up time is very short and the cool-down phase, when changing back to die cutting, can be omitted thanks to the removable heating plate. A further advantage: with a footprint of only 4.5 square metres (including work space, it is only ten sqm) this versatile machine offers a lot of added value in a minimum of space and with a low investment cost.
KAMA has already delivered the first of the new generation ProCut 58 to a company in Belgium that produces labels and folding boxes for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics – a market with an increasing demand for short runs and small formats. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, KAMA ProCut 58, as well as ProCut 76 for the half-size format, are available through Heidelberg, both with and without the hot foil stamping module.