The Klingele Paper & Packaging Group is investing in another CorruCUT High Board Line Rotary Die-cutter from Koenig & Bauer. The new six-colour machine is scheduled to start production at the Klingele plant in Werne in the summer of next year. With a future capacity of almost 200 million square metres of corrugated board, this plant is one of the largest operated by the group. “In recent years, Koenig & Bauer has demonstrated that it has established itself in the market for corrugated board processing. Working together, we have boosted the performance of the first CorruCUT at our plant in Delmenhorst to a high level. This is why we are once again investing in this machinery from Koenig & Bauer with full conviction,” says Dr Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Paper & Packaging Group.
The first CorruCUT has now been printing and die-cutting at the Delmenhorst plant for almost two years. Christoph Müller, member of the executive board of Koenig & Bauer AG: “Experience, tradition and the innovative spirit of both companies have contributed to making this machine a further step forward in printing technologies for the packaging sector.”
Unique features and new technical functions
Complementing the established features unique to this technology, such as the vacuum-belt feeder without infeed shafts and the anilox roller exchange system, Koenig & Bauer has incorporated a range of new technical functions into the machine. “Thanks to our broad product portfolio, we have been able to integrate different functions from other machines to make the CorruCUT even better,” says Christoph Müller. A series of new software upgrades has also significantly increased the machine automation. One example is Easy Job Change, which allows automatic preparation of a subsequent job even before completion of the current production run. Amir Mirsakarimi, Plant Manager in Werne: “There are two other topics that were particularly important for us: simplification and optimisation of the interfaces, and live data acquisition during production. In this regard, Koenig & Bauer has shown us some very promising solutions that are completely new to the market.” An innovative control system for die cutting contour also enables incorrectly die-cut sheets to be ejected immediately.
Photo 1: The new CorruCUT is to be installed at the Klingele plant in Werne
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Koenig & Bauer is the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world with the broadest product range in the industry. For more than 200 years, the company has been supporting printers with innovative technology, tailor-made processes and a wide array of services. The portfolio ranges from banknotes, board, film, metal and glass packaging, and includes book, display, coding, decor, magazine, advertising and newspaper printing. Sheetfed and webfed offset and flexo printing, waterless offset, intaglio, simultaneous perfecting and screen printing or digital inkjet – Koenig & Bauer is at home in virtually all printing processes and is the market leader in many of them. In the financial year 2020, the approximately 5,593 highly qualified employees worldwide generated annual sales of €1.029 billion.
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