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Heidelberg’s New Promatrix 106 CS Die Cutter to Make First Appearance at Graph Expo 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Kennesaw, Ga. – Heidelberg’s Promatrix 106 CS die cutter will make its U.S. debut at Graph Expo in Chicago next month. This is the first opportunity to see our cost-efficient, automated die cutting machine in the Masterwork Machinery exhibit (Booth #857).

The Promatrix 106 CS can handle substrates from 65 lb. text to 48 pt. board. It outputs 8,000 sheets per hour, and has a maximum sheet size of 29.92x41.7 inches, matching the format of Heidelberg’s flagship Speedmaster XL 106 press. 

Short set-up times are the result of smart automation and intelligent operator support, as well as:

  • Pneumatic support in the cutting and stripping station
  • utting plate with fine adjustment 
  • Cutting chase with quick-lock function
  • Stripping section with quick lock frames and fine adjustment
  • Motorized cutting pressure adjustment
  • Individually adjustable front lays

The following features enable productivity:

  • Non-stop feeder 
  • Nonstop delivery with rolling carpet
  • Elevation kit and miniature carton attachment (standard)
  • Gripper reopening in case of misaligned sheets
  • Adjustable, electro-mechanical double-sheet detection

The automation and support listed above provide the operator with additional time for production monitoring, speed optimization, and quality control. 

First Fruits

The Promatrix 106 CS is the first product sold and supported by Heidelberg and manufactured by its new strategic partner Masterwork (MK). Late last year, Heidelberg announced MK as a partner for further development of its postpress packaging product portfolio. MK, the largest manufacturer of die cutters worldwide, provides an innovative product portfolio that surpasses traditional cutters and folding carton gluers. The MK Duopress series features two platen stations in one machine, enabling embossing/foil-stamping and die cutting in one pass. The company also has developed high-end blank inspection systems for offline or inline use on a folding carton gluer. These enable print defect detection as well as inspection of holographic images or embossing depth. 

The Promatrix CS 106 is a further development of an existing MK platform, along with additional improvements and certifications (such as “GS,” a German seal denoting safe operation), and will be sold, supported and serviced exclusively by Heidelberg—just like all Heidelberg Diana Smart and Diana X folding carton gluers.

“Heidelberg offers a value proposition that is unique in the industry,” said Joerg Daehnhardt, Vice President, Postpress, Heidelberg USA. “Our strategic partnership with Masterwork enables Heidelberg to offer a broader portfolio than ever before to the converting market. Combining the R&D focus and the manufacturing capabilities of Masterwork with the support network of Heidelberg is a winning combination. This mutual commitment ensures the availability of innovative products backed by the largest service force in the industry. Confidence and peace of mind comes from working with such a trusted partner.”


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