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Heidelberg Unveils Varimatrix 82 CS Die Cutter in the 50 x 70 cm Format Class

Monday, March 05, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

At drupa 2012, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be unveiling its new Varimatrix 82 CS die cutter (CS stands for cutting and stripping). This expands the product portfolio alongside the successful Varimatrix 105. Boasting speeds of up to 8,000 sheets per hour and a high cutting force, the Varimatrix 82 CS increases productivity and combines significant added value in the finishing process with low investment costs. The die cutter is ideal for commercial and packaging printers who have to produce ever shorter runs and meet extremely short delivery times. This calls for maximum flexibility and productivity in postpress, too. Customer satisfaction - and therefore the cost-effectiveness of a job - is determined first and foremost by high-quality results. 

That is why the main factors in developing the Varimatrix 82 CS were short makeready times, top quality, and high productivity. With a maximum sheet format of 605 x 815 mm (23.82 x 32.09 in), the Varimatrix 82 CS is the perfect complement to a Speedmaster XL 75, particularly for short runs. The Varimatrix 82 CS also shows its strengths with small sheet formats of 280 x 320 mm (11.02 x 12.60 in). The die cutter will be available as of May 2012 and will be on display at drupa in the Packaging Print area  in Hall 1 as a response to the HEI End market trend. 

The Varimatrix 82 CS processes a broad range of different materials. With a high cutting force for its class, the die cutter cuts and embosses paper of 80 gsm and above, card or solid board up to 1,400 gsm, and corrugated board up to a thickness of 4 mm (0.16 in).

Very user-friendly operation ensures short makeready times and fast job changes 

The very user-friendly operation of the Varimatrix 82 CS ensures fast and simple job changes and short makeready times. All the key machine stations are equipped with control panels, and ergonomically arranged elements make operation even easier. Quick-action clamping systems and fine adjustment of the cutting plate ensure quick and easy job changes. For example, a chase facilitates rapid locking and release of the die cutting tools. 

If mainly difficult materials, papers, or plastics are to be processed, the feeder, belt table, stripping station, and delivery can also be equipped with anti-static devices. This increases reliability in production further still. Additional technical features, such as an independent servomotor that regulates the speed of the belt table independently of the machine speed, provide for greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness. This way, the sheets are fed to the front and side guide edges at optimum speed - for even higher net output. 

Optical sensors are fitted on all four front lays to ensure improved quality control over the entire sheet width. These can be combined flexibly in pairs for optimized alignment monitoring. The frame of the die cutting tool is locked pneumatically by pressing a button, thereby facilitating Varimatrix setup and changeover operations.


The press conference of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG on the occasion of drupa 2012 will take place on May 2, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in Düsseldorf in hall 1. 

Heidelberg at drupa 2012 

Today's print media service providers are faced with a dynamic and challenging market. Companies that want to achieve success in such an environment need to optimize their business models by seizing on market trends in the industry and using them to their advantage. 

During drupa 2012, from May 3 to 16, Heidelberg will be showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest market requirements. 
The trade show presentation, held under the banner "Discover HEI", will center on lean production (HEI Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions that enable print shops and postpress businesses to meet the latest market requirements in full. 


For further information, please contact: 
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG 
Corporate Public Relations 
Hilde Weisser 
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 5066 
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 5069 
E-mail: hilde.weisser@heidelberg.com


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