Above all, the Dymatrix delivers precise, reliable die cutting within minimal tolerances. Thanks to a patented register system, each sheet is die cut, stripped, and blanked at exactly the same position. The unique moving upper platen prevents vertical motion of the sheet and promotes smooth, horizontal sheet transport with a minimum number of nicks.
“Sheet travel through the Dymatrix is amazingly smooth,” confirmed die cutting supervisor Travis Jones. “We don’t have to use as many nicks when preparing the sheet. This shortens our makereadies and lets us reach production speeds up to 9000 sph on most of the substrates we run, from 12-pt. paperboard all the way to e-flute corrugated.”
The servo drives of the Dymatrix’s high-performance sheet feeder ensure reliable sheet feeding, while double sheet detection makes sure sheets are supplied to the feed staion one at a time, regardless of the thickness of the stock. ABOX takes further advantage of Heidelberg’s optional DySet technology, which delivers a significant competitive edge by guaranteeing exact sheet feeding, essentially eliminating front lay trips, at high production speeds—even with unjogged piles.
“The automatic nonstop feeder with guiding system is a really nice feature,” Jones acknowledged. “It’s a genuine time-saver that frees us for other tasks during queues and uploads. We get very few wraparounds (jams).”
On a die cutter, of course, the stripping is only as good as the tooling, and on the Dymatrix 106 CSB, a tool frame kit and centerline positioning system permit the use of universal and standard tools for stripping. Dedicated tools can be precisely adjusted both in and against the direction of sheet transport.
“The cutting and blanking tools are easy to reach and can be changed quickly and easily,” Giles explained. “It’s nice to have access to all of the stations without risking damaging the windows. The hydraulic chase is also quicker to lock down the die, making it faster and easier to changeover from job to job,” he added.
We could go on and on enumerating the advantages of Heidelberg’s line of high-performance Dymatrix die cutters, machines ergonomically designed, flexibly built and optimized to satisfy a wide range of production demands. Instead, we’ll leave the last word to first shift operator David Harris, who stated simply,
“It’s the best machine I’ve ever worked on.”
ABOX Packaging is a printer and converter of custom folding cartons for an array of industries including medical, food packaging and office products. The plant, located 27 miles southeast of Dallas, comprises 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space.