One of the latent challenges in the global printing industry is the shortage of skilled workers, regardless of the production area. Production processes are becoming increasingly complex, while time pressure and requirements are increasing. Skilled workers who can keep up with the growing workload and the increasingly demanding processes are harder and harder to find. Added to this is the fact that particularly with manual activities, individual performance and motivation as well as knowledge and experience of the individual employees often lead to results of varying quality and thus predictability.
In addition, the high performance of modern printing presses, particularly in postpress where a lot of tasks are still done manually, necessitates a lot of workers. This applies in particular to the manual blanking of the die-cut individual blanks. What’s more, the potential of the machines, for example the Speedmaster XL 106-D rotary die cutter, cannot be fully exploited. Heidelberg therefore automated a further step in the production workflow by adding Kawahara postpress systems to its portfolio as part of a sales cooperation agreement.
The Kawahara TXS-1100 is the perfect entry-level machine for label and folding carton postpress because of how easy it is to use. It combines consistently high blanking quality and productivity with maximum flexibility for a wide range of blank shapes. With its wide range of materials, it addresses both in-mold label printers and folding carton printers.
Kawahara TXS-1100. The machine shown is a sample configuration. Some of the equipment features mentioned are optional.
The pin bed is quickly set up and ensures controlled, selective transmission of force during blanking.
Clean blanking even with a complicated and tightly interconnected layout.
Easier work through ergonomic feeding of the piles via an integrated belt. (option)
The blanks are transported onwards on unloading belts and can be removed and packed directly from there. (option)
The rake lifts the blanked products out of the pin bed and lays them on the unloading belts. (option)
Intuitive operator guidance on the modern, swiveling touchscreen.
|Sheet size (min.)||580 × 400 mm (43.00 in×31.50 in)|
|Sheet size (max.)||1,092 × 800 mm (22.83 in×15.75 in)|
|Stack height (max.)||80 mm (3.15 in)|
|Max. sheets per cycle||Cardboard: 200 sheets/0.4 mm/300 g/m² (200 sheets/0.02 in/0.66 lbs/m²) IML film: 1,000 sheets/60µm|
|Max. sheets per hour||Cardboard: 8,000 sheets |
IML film: 40,000 sheets
|TXS main unit dimensions|
|Length||2,010 mm (79.13 in)|
|Width||3,400 mm (133.86 in)|
|Height||2,500 mm (98.43 in)|
(requires crane or large forklift with skates to be moved)
|Solid board 250µm–1.5 mm (0.06 in)|
|Test in advance recommended|
|Plastics (PP) 50µm–500µm|
|Test in advance recommended|
|Microflute E, F, N|
Kawahara systems are distributed by Heidelberg in cooperation with AN Corporation (ANC). Kawahara machine installation, training, technical support and spare parts sales are provided by ANC Machinery (UK) service technicians.
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