Schober to Highlight Rotary Processing Technologies at Interpack 2011

Schober will feature Rotary Die Processing Technologies – including those used for converting in-mould labels, rotary de-nesting, quick blister packaging, Braille embossing, as well as process development – in booth #G10, Hall 11 at Interpack 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 12-18.

The RSM-IML/MX is the third generation in the popular and successful RSM family of rotary die cutting machines, and includes many features of the highest capacity machines. This latest technology is ideal for the production of in mold labels in medium and small production runs. This new Schober model allows for the economical die-cutting of intricate labels with technology proven to last for many years.

The RSM-IML/MX is available with working widths of 260mm (10 ¼ in), 330mm (13 in) and 410mm (16.14 in). Proven components from the larger machines include a heavy duty rotary die-cutting station, automated web guides, continuously monitored re-insertion, vacuum controlled product flow, static neutralizer and various delivery options (including m-stack). This innovative system unwinds label rolls, die-cuts labels, counts, stacks and delivers labels, re-winds waste matrix tension controlled, and is suitable for labels of any size and complexity. Registration is constantly monitored (customers report + 0.004" contour and a 0.008 die cut to print accuracy) so that a print-to-cut accuracy of .015" is maintained at 95 percent of production.

Die cutting module with high-precision bearing assembly and an innovative "on-the-fly" die to anvil adjustment is included – typical die circumference is 12" – 20". A vacuum generator is included for the vacuum conveyor which collects die-cut labels prior to stacking.

Tools and modules for the embossing of Braille letters and symbols will also be featured. With this unique technology, the embossing process can be accomplished at speeds which allow it to be used in-line at the printing press or offline in a converting system. It is applicable for both web and sheet fed processes (for example window patching systems), in a wide variety of materials including paper, board, and laminates, allowing it to be used for all kinds of printed materials, packaging, and more.

The Braille set is comprised of a negative segment that includes all possible 288 Braille positions and a positive segment which holds the changing Braille embossing patterns. It can be quickly and easily exchanged, yet holds tight tolerances. In certain instances, this cost-effective Schober technology can be integrated into existing cylinders as an upgrade. This allows printers and converters to enter the Braille embossing market quickly and with minimal costs.

Modules with nip stations are provided for the integration into sleeve labeling systems or wide web printing presses. This allows accurate die cutting in registration any of the various consumer-friendly perforating design available at high speeds with unparalleled precision and service life. Unlimited cut and tie relations allow for adjusting to different tear strength requirements. No speed limitations. Electronic line shaft driven cross-perf units as well as specialty perf-wheel holders are also available.

Schober provides Rotary Hybrid Die Systems custom designed to OEM specifications – with more capabilities and strength than standard reciprocating die systems. Modular Schober designs are engineered to fit into the given machine designs, with retrofitting as another option.