The first D 115 cutting machine has been installed at Kern GmbH in Saarland (Germany). Due to the increase in cutting requirements, the company decided to supplement its existing cutting system with a pre-owned machine. After consideration, however, Kern decided to change its plans and purchased a new cutting machine, the POLAR D 115 PLUS.
It became necessary to extend the cutting capacity when not only the digital printing facilities underwent further expansion, but also when a Speedmaster SX 52 Anicolor was taken into operation.
The existing CuttingSystem 200 was no longer sufficient for the resulting print volume. The printing shop therefore started searching for a fast and inexpensive solution. Kern initially thought about investing in a pre-owned machine.
However, after discussing requirements with POLAR, an interesting alternative became available.
At the time POLAR was looking for a company that would test the practical viability of the newly developed D 115 cutting machine in field tests. "For us this offer was a stroke of luck," commented André Kern, remembering the talks with POLAR.
In December 2015 the POLAR D 115 cutting machine was therefore installed at Kern GmbH.
According to Kern this was the right decision, instead of investing in a pre-owned machine with almost the same conditions.
The D 115 cutting machine serves its purpose completely.
Kern sometimes uses the machine in a double shift.
The company is also completely relaxed when it comes to the cutting quality. The machine has the same cutting precision as its larger Polar brothers.
Both companies were fully satisfied with the field tests.
The POLAR D 115 cutting machine was then officially presented to the public at the drupa and met with an enthusiastic response from customers from around the world.