Smart Feeder II is fitted with a suction head with changed geometry and has new features that ensure quick setting and consistent feeding, whatever the substrate. New feed table equipment reduces the number of sheets lost during a machine stop, is quicker to set, and delivers more consistent sheet transportation. Working in conjunction with the Smart Feeder II, new Tool Saver technology instantly takes the pressure from the platen section when no sheet is present. This removal of pressure increases the operational life of tooling, allowing high quality cutting to be maintained for an increased number of impressions. As soon as the feeding of sheets restarts, the press returns to the pre-set production speed and platen pressure with no need to ramp up, reducing lost production to a minimum. The new EXPERTCUT 106 PER also calculates the optimum tie-sheet interruption based on the thickness of the carton, saving as many as seven sheets per tie-sheet insertion cycle. Considering the number of tie-sheets that need to be inserted per pallet, this new system delivers substantial time and output gains.
Alessio Bressan said, "All these features add up and make this machine very productive as soon as it starts running, which means we have considerable additional capacity for our customers. It also improves our quality, reduces our process waste and saves on tooling. Overall we gain in flexibility and quality which means we can service our customers better."