Highcon announced today the launch of a new range of consumables for the company’s digital cutting and creasing machines.
Following in-depth analysis of customers’ usage and implementation of the Highcon Euclid and Beam machines around the globe, producing a wide range of applications, the Customer Success department learned that the majority of customers produce short to medium run lengths where setup time is critical to productivity. Many also requested the ability to re-use the Highcon DART foils, on which the creases are written, for repeat jobs.
This has led to the development of two new consumables lines: Highcon DART Premium and Highcon DART Economy consumables.
The Highcon DART technology, implemented in the DART resin, DART foils and DART counter opens up a wide range of digital potential to the previously analogue process. The digitally driven rule shape (geometry – cross-section) and dimensions (height vs width) can now be automatically adapted, and if necessary, by grain direction, depending on the application or substrate thickness. Also, since there is no die-cutting form and the two processes of cutting and creasing are separated on the Highcon machines, there is no restriction to cutting or etching on a crease.
The Highcon consumables have been developed to offer a real advantage when handling paper, folding carton or corrugated boards.
Highcon DART Premium Consumables offer the following advantages:
• Reusable foil* up to 5 times saves costs for faster ROI – up to 50,000 sheets;
• Rapid writing of rules;
— ~10 minutes for first job
— Re-use ~5 minutes!
• Wide substrate gamut;
— Paper or folding carton up to 600µ
— Corrugated up to 3mm (Euclid IIIC only)
• Savings of up to 80% of consumables cost for rapid machine ROI
Highcon DART Economy Consumables are ideally suitable for:
• Short runs – up to 5,000 sheets
• One-time use
• Substrates up to 450µ
Yariv Ben-Yosef, Highcon V.P., Customer Success said: “Since I joined Highcon a year ago my team has been working closely with all our customers to improve productivity and ensure that they get the best out of their machines. These new consumables packages are a great demonstration of how our collaboration with our customers leads to new products, tailored to their success”
Delivery of the new consumables range for Highcon Euclid III and IIIS will begin in December 2018. Release for Euclid IIIC and Beam machines will be during 2019.
*The foil can be reused from 3- 5 times when stored appropriately.