Designed to Optimize Speed and Efficiency for the Post-Press Market
Masterwork USA, a leading finishing manufacturer of folding carton and packaging equipment headquartered in Tianjin, China, is proudly introducing its newest Duopress model: the MK21060STEs foil stamping and die-cutting machine. Its engineers in the research and development department have designed the new model to incorporate better stability, additional technology, and a faster maximum speed of 6,000 s/h.
“We’re pleased to unveil the Duopress MK21060STEs for the post-press market,” says Wayne Zheng, marketing manager for Masterwork USA. “Our expert research and development team have designed a new and exceptionally better computerized foil controlling system, which can handle complex foil advance calculations to help reduce foil usage of up to 60%. They’ve increased the speed on the Duopress to 6,000 s/h, which is really 12,000 s/h because it is producing three processes in one pass through the press: foil stamping, die-cutting, and stripping. This new model offers maximum flexibility and can meet the exacting requirements to accurately register foiling, die-cutting, and stripping processes in one pass which traditional machine processes are unlikely to deliver. Masterwork is the only company to offer this type of machine.”
The Masterwork Duopress machines are designed with both foil stamping and die cutting functions in one pass to provide increased accuracy and maximum efficiency. One pass offers excellent register between die-cutting and foil stamping. If an operator has to feed the paper through two machines, the positioning of the paper may be slightly different and the die-cut and foil stamping might not be as accurate. The machine can also be optioned to stamp two separate foil applications in one pass in its two platens. With Masterwork’s Duopress products, operators will easily experience an increase in efficiency while reducing down time. The foil stamping system on the MK21060STEs is equipped with three longitudinal foil advance pulls and two transversal foil advance pulls that are able to cope and offer flexibility on the most rigorous production processes.
The Masterwork Duopress MK21060STEs is designed with additional key features. It is equipped with a non-stop feeder. A pile change can be achieved while the machine is in operation with the help of non-stop swords. Adjustments on the feeder are made easy with micro adjustments.
Masterwork engineers have outfitted the Masterwork Duopress MK21060STEs with a high-speed die-cutting system operating at 6,000 s/h maximum. Operators are able to set the machine using die-cutting plate micro adjustments for the most detailed job. Its central registration system dramatically reduces plate-changing time.
The Masterwork Duopress MK21060STEs features a fast foil stamping unit. It operates at the high speed of 6,000 s/h maximum stamping speed. It can handle large format die cutting and foil stamping with longitudinal and transversal foil pull systems. Operators will appreciate its high precision due to its excellent tension control during foil feeding and its error tolerance of 1mm during foil unwinds. An accurate PID heating system controls its 20 independent heating zones. The operator workload is reduced due to the pneumatic plate locking device.
The non-stop delivery system is equipped with a delivery curtain. The delivery system has a double-sided pneumatic operating system, making it quicker and easier to control. An additional benefit in the delivery is the pneumatic sampling device, which allows the operator to check the product while the machine is in production. The machine operator is provided with two full functioning top screens to easily control production. The screens display every machine function, working speed, yield, fault diagnosis, and pressure.
"The past 20 years has seen rapid product development,” says Zheng. “Masterwork has introduced six major lines including 70 different specification products, covering hot foil stamping, die-cutting, inspection, folding-gluing, digital inkjet, and gravure printing presses. All of these products enable Masterwork to provide a professional, comprehensive and customized solution for customers in the cigarette, beverage, pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and electronic packaging industries."