Heidelberg says that as a cost-effective solution for entry into die cutting and embossing, the Varimatrix 105 CS scores well thanks to its high flexibility and short makeready times. User guidance via a touchscreen display ensures easy handling and even small jobs can be processed productively. The variable chase is designed for different cutting die dimensions and can also take up existing die-cutting tools.
The machine also features a pre-piling device ahead of the feeder, which is operated manually to precisely align the sheets, assuring reliable die cutting. The feeder can also work with disposable pallets. Double sheet detection in the feeder itself ensures smooth and accurate sheet in-feed. To enable the sheet material to be processed accurately, the side lay can be directly switched from pull to push mode on both sides of the machine. In the cutting station, stripping is performed using dedicated tools or upper and lower pins. The gripper fingers are opened individually to ensure exact and straight-edged depositing of the sheets. Waste from the gripper margin is automatically removed by conveyor belt.
With Varimatrix 105 CS, Heidelberg is launching the first product on the packaging market to arise from its co-operation with SBL, its Taiwanese partner.