EskoArtwork introduced the Kongsberg i-XE10 Automated, a complete solution in the market able to fully automate the entire finishing process, at IPEX. Equipped with a newly designed stacker and sheet feeding system, it has been specifically designed to meet the growing demand for finishing small-format, short-run digital printed materials. With the new automation features, digital printing companies can bring production in-house, which reduces costs and dramatically improves turnaround times. The redesigned sheet feeder system automatically loads and places the printed materials on the table. The automated stacker enables non-stop sorting and stacking of the finished parts. The system also automatically removes waste. As a result, the machine can run unattended, which saves significant man hours.
The solution is complemented by an extensive tooling system that features a variety of tool stations suitable for a wide range of materials—including paper, thin plastic, carton, vinyl and polycarbonate—and provides quick throughput and superb accuracy. Assisted by a rack-and-pinion X/Y drive with precise motion control, an innovative, fast servo system and the comprehensive tool set, the Kongsberg i-XE10 combines high production speed and precision with easy operation. It can handle a maximum sheet size of 900 mm x 1200 mm at a maximum speed of 80 m/min.