Esko will launch a completely new Kongsberg digital finishing platform when it demonstrates the Kongsberg C64 at booth 1201 during the 2013 SGIA Expo, to be held October 23-25 in Orlando Florida. Esko will also display its new i-cut Production Console software interface for operating Kongsberg tables.
Kongsberg C64: re-engineered for the 21st century
SGIA will be the venue for the global launch of the new Kongsberg C digital finishing series. "This is not just a new Kongsberg table - it's a completely re-engineered and redesigned platform for Kongsberg finishing systems. We call this the C-series after a decade of the highly successful and well known Kongsberg X-series," enthuses Steve Bennett, Esko Vice President, Digital Finishing Business. "Among the many great new features, one of the eye catchers will be the innovative composite traverse technology that provides the fastest throughput along with the highest quality and precision in cutting and routing compared to all other systems of the same size. Just as impressive, the Kongsberg C provides the highest versatility for all sign, display and packaging applications. It does all this while making it easy to use the machine - from the new, simple interface to the ease of replacing tools on the table. Esko is dedicated to offering the best overall value, reconfirming Kongsberg systems as the product leader in their category." At SGIA, Esko demonstrates the Kongsberg C64 model: it works with 126" wide x 126" long (3210mm by 3200mm) materials to accommodate today's large format printing sizes. Also available is the Kongsberg C60 model to accommodate 126" wide x 63" long (3210mm x 1600mm) sizes.
i-cut Production Console: intuitive operating the Kongsberg table
Being previewed at SGIA is i-cut Production Console, a new, easier to use front-end to operate and manage the Kongsberg digital finishing systems. The i-cut Production Console is designed for all applications on all Kongsberg tables and will be demonstrated on a Kongsberg XN 24 at SGIA.
SGIA: Powering your design to print to cut workflow.
Esko features a wide range of integrated solutions for the sign and display industry, spanning from design to print to cut, with i-cut Suite.
Aside from the new Kongsberg C64 table, Esko's popular line of cutting tables will be displayed on their booth. The lineup includes the Kongsberg XN, Esko's most versatile, mid-range digital finishing device. Working with just about any substrate, from thin flexibles, to foam, to fluted materials, to rigid boards. The Kongsberg XN is perfect for any job or application. It can be easily configured for the widest range of applications: from kiss cutting to heavy-duty milling. Most important, the Kongsberg XN can be equipped with its very powerful, optional 3kW, water-cooled milling spindle, the MultiCUT- High Power, offering up to three times more milling productivity. The Kongsberg XN offers a variety of proven options including cutting registration to printed artwork, tool heads and tool inserts to extend flexibility, productivity add-ons like a material conveyor, an AutoFeeder or a Roll-Off unit.
The Kongsberg i-XE 10 Auto is on display with a fully automated sheet feeder and off load stacker, specifically for the finishing of narrow format, prototype, sample and short-run digital printed materials - rolls or sheets. 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 Kongsberg i-XE10 opens opportunities for creative, new applications with irregular shapes or 3D products, handling a maximum sheet size of 35" x 47".