Läser also made considerable gains in terms of precision - even print register differences being counteracted. “Features like the Power Register II system in the EXPERTCUT 106 PER mean that we can now guarantee unmatched accuracy for our customers,” confirms Alfred Kälin. The EXPERTCUT 106 PER and the VISIONFOIL 104 are based on the patented Autoplaten concept from BOBST. Their platens with camshaft drive ensure that quality remains high even at maximum production speeds, while accurate and stable power transmission saves wear and tear on the tools. As for the MASTERFOLD, apart from its reliability, it offers all the options of in-line quality control even at maximum speed. “The entire folding box production department has become more reliable. We have cut our error rate to the absolute minimum,” says Alfred Kälin.
The machines also have the benefit of short setting-up times. “BOBST have developed a range of intelligent options to minimise setting-up times for material changes, retooling and C.U.B.E. reconfiguration. This is a crucial factor these days, as print runs get smaller and jobs change more frequently.” Examples include the foil control system, straightforward job preparation in foil handling, and the MSS console of the VISIONFOIL 104 with a large colour touchscreen making it easy to program, store and retrieve jobs. According to Jürg Läser, his company clearly has to be in full control of the many different processes it offers to its customers. This is why it is so important for the technology to be user friendly.
“The costings for our machinery were extremely tight. That’s why we had to be sure there would be no extended downtimes,” says Jürg Läser, explaining another important factor. He goes on to say that the BOBST technology is renowned for its robustness and reliability, while the service team is never far away if the worst should happen. Anyway, Alfred Kälin and his team can always use the new remote app to access the EXPERTCUT 106 PER’s control system!