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Schobertechnologies – Vector technology for the converting of digitally printed flex pack material into IML

The RSM-Digi-Varicut is a new generation of hybrid drive technology for the converting of digitally printed flex pack material into inmould labels

GERMANY • The RSM-Digi-Varicut is a new generation of hybrid drive technology especially designed for digitally printed flexible packaging materials. It combines continuous and vector rotary die cutting technology in re-registration mode, thus a wide range of formats can be processed with a single tool. In fully modular design, the machine is designed to convert web widths up to 850 mm (33.5”), and with repeat or format lengths of up to 1220 mm (48”).

The standard configuration of the RSM-Digi-Varicut includes an “M”-Stack delivery system, available as option or for future upgrades are the “S”-Stack, an adjustable de-nesting station to handle several products across as well as a high speed programmable robot automated stacking and counting system (“Spider”) which combines extreme acceleration, velocity and precision at continuous web speed

of up to 50 m/min (164 fpm). The equipment is designed to pile up different types of products combined within the same printing image. These can be heavily nested or can be a combination of very large/long and small products. Product specific fast interchangeable pick-up plates take up products at synchronized high speed and stack them non-stop into a dual piling cassette system. A 100% product inspection system with defective product discharge is also available.

Due to its advanced design, the newly designed high RSM-Digi-Varicut is, able to meet the specific demands of the market and new business challenges. Short make-ready times with minimum waste and cost-effective cutting technology with maximum lifetime due to micrometric die wear compensation adjustment are additional significant benefits of this converting technology.

The development and production of the first Schober web-fed rotary die-cutting and stacking machines for the production of inmould labels goes back to 1990 and by now the company has installed more than 50 RSM machines worldwide.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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