KAMA is presenting highly innovative solutions at this year’s drupa which effectively deal with the mega trends in the printing industry: short runs and digital packaging printing. A world premiere at the 200-square-metre KAMA booth in Hall 2 / A15 is the first complete solution for short runs of folding boxes.
The solution includes the DC 76 ASB automatic die cutter with the newest in servo technology, and the newly developed KAMA FF 52i, which is the first folder-gluer dedicated to short runs. The combined solution has been optimised for very fast job and format changes and electronic job tickets, and it perfectly fits into the digital workflow carrying out all the applications from the printed sheet to the ready-to-deliver folding box. With extremely short set-up times, faster finishing, inline stripping without tools and automated set-up, the solution paves the way for making short-run converting of folding boxes both efficient and profitable.
A highlight for the commercial market is the “Generation S” of the versatile ProCut line of automatic die-cutters, with servo technology and an asynchronous main drive that delivers more power and flexibility for the professional finisher.
World’s first folder-gluer for short runs in packaging
With beta-phase testing now successfully completed, KAMA will launch the innovative folding box gluer FF 52i at drupa as a serial production model in the 52-cm format. The German-based machine manufacturer will demonstrate how operators can easily do the changeover from straight-line to straight-line carton in a sensational 5 minutes. KAMA will also present an inspection system for all relevant parameters important for folding cartons in pharmaceuticals packaging, including flap codes, pharma codes and printed image to make for the first time for a true 100 % inspection.
Customised folding box die cutter
For the first time, the German machine manufacturer is presenting a die-cutting and embossing machine customised for short runs in packaging. The KAMA DC 76 ASB is based on the successful ProCut model for commercial runs and has been optimised for use in folding carton production especially for short runs, digitally printed runs and versioning featuring an AutoRegister and the stripping and blanking unit KAMA SBU, which works without the use of any tools. At drupa, KAMA will be showing the new solution in a workflow together with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press in the HP Hall 17 in the packaging area.
“Generation S” for KAMA die cutters
With the latest servo technology and more automation, KAMA has given its tried and proven ProCut die cutting and embossing machines a highly effective upgrade. The “Generation S” features a servo-driven sheet feeder, electronic double sheet detector, up-to-date electronics modules to control the main drive plus a fully-fledged touch panel at the delivery side of the machine. These and further novel features greatly shorten the changeover time and minimise the amount of waste for set-up – for even more efficiency with short runs.
High-tech for value added finishing
A further highlight for the KAMA finishing die cutters is the servo-controlled hot foil stamping unit with up to 50 % more performance and greater flexibility for the professional finisher.
All KAMA solutions can be networked via the Cockpit and linked with a company’s MIS, making it ready for industry 4.0. The finishing process can be tracked, step-by-step, on a smart phone. This tracking will be shown at KAMA’s drupa booth.