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 106 CSB. These include a new
feeder concept that has been customized for the specific needs of
packaging printers and postpress specialists.
Other new developments include connection to the
tried-and-tested Preset Plus Feeder of the Speedmaster XL 105,
reduced makeready times due to automatic format presettings, and
exceptional production stability at very high speeds. The die
cutter can also be integrated into the Prinect workflow. Market
launch is planned for the second quarter of 2009.
The optional DySet Pro automatic feed system will be
available from drupa 2008. The system aligns sheets accurately
before they are transferred to the grippers, thereby significantly
reducing the number of missing sheets and jams. As a result, users
can achieve the ultimate in end-to-end register accuracy and
outstanding net throughput.
The Preset Plus Feeder for die cutters - exceptional stability
at very high production speeds
Engineers at Heidelberg have succeeded in connecting the
tried-and-tested Preset Plus Feeder of the Speedmaster XL 105 to
the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutter. As a result, the die cutter
can now be seamlessly integrated into the Prinect workflow.
Automatic format presetting for suction heads, side blowers, and
air values cuts makeready times dramatically. Data for format
presetting can be sent to the machine via a workflow connection. By
using a suction tape, there is no need to input additional format
settings for the guide rollers and brushes on the belt table.
What's more, there are no sheet guidance elements on the feed
table, which eliminates the danger of marking in this area. A pile
centering system and sheet arrival and misaligned sheet control
ensure smooth sheet travel. All in all, this results in
uninterrupted production processes that yield higher net
The Preset Plus Feeder is ideal for packaging printers who
specialize in the printing and die cut of cardboard. It is designed
for high and reliable production speeds in the 750 x 1,060
millimeter (29.53 x 41.73 inch) format across the entire thickness
range from 0.03 to 1 millimeter (0.0012 to 0.039 inch). For
example, a speed-compensated rotary valve on the suction head
ensures ultra-precise sheet separation. The multi-chamber design of
the central suction tape can be adjusted for whatever suction air
is required and delivers faultless and precise sheet transfer into
the feed unit.
A multi-stage sheet monitoring system prevents multiple
sheets being transported to the feed table. Just like the
ultrasonic double-sheet detection system of the DySet Pro, the
mechanical double-sheet detector also identifies sheets that are
stuck together. Shingle stream control and a multiple sheet
detector are recommended as an additional safeguard when processing
DySet Pro - precision die cutting for a broad range of materials
There is no need to switch between push and pull modes
with the DySet Pro automatic register system. This patented
register system makes it possible to align sheets laterally
according to the sheet edge, print image, or printing marks.
Consequently, the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB can run at top speeds
throughout and transfer sheets smoothly to the grippers. Even
tricky layouts can be processed reliably.
DySet Pro also enables users to process extremely disorderly
pallet piles by ensuring that sheets are fed in accurately - even
at high production speeds. The core element of DySet Pro 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
transports the sheets to the cutting stations.
DySet Pro is suitable for sheet formats from 350 x 400
millimeters (13.78 x 15.75 inches) to a maximum of 760 x 1,060
millimeters (29.92 x 41.73 inches). When operating at a top speed
of 9,000 sheets per hour, the machine can easily process a minimum
grammage of 80 grams per square meter for paper and a maximum of
1,000 grams per square meter for card, solid board, or corrugated
board with a maximum thickness of 2 millimeters (0.079 inches). The
highly sensitive sensors can also process materials with critical
colors. Machine operators control DySet Pro via the user-friendly
The Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutter
The Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB is the ideal machine for folding
carton manufacturers and postpress specialists. Its outstanding
versatility enables it to produce folding cartons made from card 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. Exceptional
quality standards are achieved thanks to the moving upper platen
and the patented DySet Pro register system. DySet Pro is available
for both the standard feeder and the Preset Plus Feeder.
Heidelberg has succeeded in connecting the tried-and-tested
Preset Plus feeder of the Speedmaster XL 105 to the Dymatrix 106
Pro CSB die cutter.
The core element of DySet Pro is an optical sheet sensor. It
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.
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (6221) 92 50 66
Fax: +49 (6221) 92 50 69