The Kongsberg XP digital cutting table is made especially for finishing and handling a combination of corrugated board and other rigid materials used in packaging, POP products and product displays. Its durable construction enables the XP table to provide full time production, 24/7. With the Kongsberg XP companies can run jobs from a single unit to a full-scale production with up to a 1000 units in a day. An extensive array of available tools matches the wide range of materials that can be used, such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a long list of plastics -- as large as 2310mm x 3600mm (91" x 135"). The XP's production power and quick change of tools ensures on time delivery, every time, even for the complex jobs.
As a complete solution, to help drive the Kongsberg table POP Diseño operates both Esko ArtiosCAD structural design software and an Esko i-cut Suite wide format prepress workflow. ArtiosCAD is the world's most popular structural design software for packaging design, ideal for all corrugated, folding carton and POP display designers. i-cut Automate lets POP Diseño automate its entire prepress production process, preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, and creating layouts. The i-cut software has a set of modules that fit any large format printing workflow, no matter what brand of large format press it's working with. Both of these tools connect seamlessly to the Kongsberg table.
For one of the company's clients, Productora Distrihogar, POP Diseño & Producción S.A.S. created 50 exhibits within 24 hours. In the past, it took them five days. "Al Grupo Nutresa has told us that they have seen production times cut by 50%, along with a 100% increase in quality. Other customers of ours, Grupo Familia, Leonisa and Grupo Éxito, have seen similar results," adds Hernandez.
Hernandez likes everything about the Kongsberg XP table. While sales have increased 50% -- an average increase of US $100,000 -- the company's workflow productivity and capacity has increased by 80%. "We were very pleasantly surprised that the very fast machine speed of the Kongsberg XP cuts vinyl very quickly," explains Hernandez. "We also like the table's flexibility. Along with cutting, it can rout materials in low relief. Our client, Leonisa, combines our cut materials with their neon lights."
"The Kongsberg table is the best system money can buy. In fact, we expect to purchase another Kongsberg XP within the year," concludes Hernandez.