At drupa 2008, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be
presenting the Dymatrix
106 Pro CSB
(cutting, stripping, and blanking) die
cutter, which is equipped with a whole new set of features compared
to the Dymatrix
. These include the optional automatic feed
system, DySet, which aligns the sheets precisely prior to transfer
to the gripper. It is now also possible to align the sheet
laterally with reference to the printing marks or print image,
which is crucial when processing reel stock. The new belt table and
feeder make for reliable sheet separation and guidance. Thanks to
these innovations, jams in the feeder are now a rarity and net
output has been increased.
The maximum sheet format of the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB - 76 x
106 centimeters (29.92 x 41.73 inches) - is perfectly matched to
the format of the Speedmaster XL 105. The broad range of materials
that can be processed takes in everything from paper of 80 grams
per square meter and above, card up to 2,000 grams per square
meter, and corrugated board up to a thickness of four millimeters
At a processing speed of up to 9,000 sheets per hour and a
cutting force of 330 tons, the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB is the ideal
choice for folding carton manufacturers and postpress specialists.
The outstanding material flexibility of the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB
enables it to process folding cartons made from board or corrugated
board, as well as labels and beer coasters. Folding cartons are
used to package products such as cigarettes, candy, cosmetics,
pharmaceuticals, food, and non-food goods. What is more, the
folding carton blanks are of exceptionally high quality. This
quality is ensured by the moving upper platen and the patented
register system, which delivers a register accuracy of up to
plus/minus 0.1 millimeter (0.0039 inch).
The pallets and pallet heights of the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB
can be adjusted to match the press, thereby allowing non-stop
operation of the press and die cutter using a logistics system with
pallets. The die cutter can be seamlessly integrated into the print
shop process via the Prinect workflow.
The Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB can be upgraded to a Dymatrix 113
Pro CSB with a sheet format of 82 x 113 centimeters (32.28 x 44.49
inches) if required. The innovations and technical features of the
two machines are identical. The die cutter can also be integrated
seamlessly into the Prinect workflow.
Getting quickly up to speed - accurately and reliably
The new DySet feed system also processes extremely disorderly
pallet piles by ensuring that sheets are fed in accurately - even
at high production speeds. The core element of DySet is an optical
sheet sensor. When a pallet pile reaches the feeder and the sheets
are separated on the belt table, the front lays in the machine
register their alignment. The optical sensor then measures the
lateral edges of the sheets, a printing mark, or the print image
itself and corrects the lateral position of each sheet where
necessary, before it is transferred to the gripper assembly. This
then transports the sheets downstream. This process reduces the
number of jams by up to 70 percent. Alongside improved
productivity, folding carton print shops also benefit from greater
register accuracy, which enables them to die cut even complex
layouts with absolute reliability.
Besides alignment, sheet separation and guidance has also
been simplified and made more reliable. The new belt table and
feeder of the Dymatrix
106 Pro CSB
- with two broader belts, a redesigned
suction head, and an improved sheet flap angle - are responsible
for this enhanced performance.
Companies that use die cutters from various manufacturers now
have greater flexibility when planning jobs, as job-specific die
cutting tools of other makes can also be used on the Dymatrix 106
Pro CSB. There is no need to purchase new die cutting tools.
The lower cutting plate can be aligned precisely to the upper
die cutting tool by carrying out fine adjustments via the
user-friendly touchscreen. This cuts makeready times for new jobs
The optimized sheet brake automatically cleans itself during
production and ensures blanks are deposited efficiently.
The Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutter is being exhibited at
drupa 2008 with a whole range of new developments. These include
the optional automatic DySet feed system, the new belt table, and
new feeder. These innovations cut the number of jams in the feeder
by 70 percent and increase net output.
Further information for journalists:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 66
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 69