New: Kongsberg XN provides power and flexibility for any sign & display application
Three Kongsberg tables will be shown on the Esko booth. The Kongsberg XN is easily the most versatile digital finishing device ever introduced. Working with just about any material from vinyls to boards to wood, the Kongsberg XN is perfect for any job or application. It is available in seven different sizes from 66" x 50" to 87" x 258".
The Kongsberg XN can be easily configured for the widest range of applications: from kiss-cutting to heavy-duty milling. Most important, the new Kongsberg XN can be equipped with its very powerful, optional 3kW, water-cooled milling spindle, the MultiCUT- HP. With this new high-powered tool head, the Kongsberg XN offers up to three times more milling productivity. Even when processing the most challenging materials, it keeps a productive, consistent speed. With the power-saving variable vacuum hold-down technology, it also consumes less energy.
A choice of five tool heads and a full assortment of insert tools guarantee versatility. Newly developed tools include solid board and corrugated paper-core board v-notching inserts. The Kongsberg XN offers a variety of proven options including help with registration with i-cut Vision Pro, tool heads and tool inserts to extend flexibility, productivity add-ons like a material conveyor, an AutoFeeder or a Roll-Off unit.
The Kongsberg XP24: the world's fastest digital finishing system
Also on display at SGIA is the Kongsberg XP24, the world's fastest digital finishing system. The XP helps turn short-run POP / POS displays work into profitable, value added jobs, helping sign and display shops offer their customers on-demand production with just-in-time delivery. With a maximum working area of 87"x126" and a maximum speed of 66" inches per second, the XP series can convert a wide range of board, sheet and roll materials.
Kongsberg i-XE 10 Auto digital finishing system
At SGIA, the Kongsberg i-XE 10 Auto is equipped with a fully automated sheet feeder and off load stacker, specifically designed for finishing small-format, prototype, sample and short-run digital printed materials - rolls or sheets can be processed. The sheet feeder system automatically loads and places printed materials on the table. The 'Pick and Place' automated stacker enables non-stop sorting, neatly stacking finished pieces. The system also automatically separates waste from the finished items. The Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto opens opportunities for creative, new applications with irregular shapes or finishing structures. It can handle a maximum sheet size of 35" x 47".
Esko partners demonstrating finishing systems and software throughout SGIA
Three additional Kongsberg finishing tables and workflows will be on display at partner booths around the SGIA show floor. Esko partners Agfa Graphics (booth 2059), HP (booth 2035) and xpedx (booth 2481 will all demonstrate complete print and finishing solutions. Agfa Graphics and xpedx will both exhibit the Kongsberg XN24 with an i-cut Vision system, while HP will operate the KongsbergXP24 with an i-cut Vision system.
"Esko continues to create solutions to help sign and display companies to build profitable businesses. One of the best ways we believe is by offering 3D capabilities," comments Bill Hartman, Esko Vice President, Sign & Display Solutions. "Exciting opportunities are available for companies wiling to invest in workflow systems that offer some of the designing, printing and cutting steps that are unique to Esko. i-cut Suite, the Kongsberg XN finishing table, and ArtiosCAD 12 are the most recent examples that demonstrate that jobs don't end with printing -- there is a lot of benefit to building powerful structural design and finishing departments. We look forward to showing SGIA attendees -- both at our i-cut Theater and throughout our finishing table and software demos -- significant tools to differentiate themselves in the market.