More than 200 visitors from Africa, Europe, South America, China, India, Korea, Russia, and the Middle East attended the Packaging Days hosted recently by Heidelberg at the Wiesloch-Walldorf plant. During the event Heidelberg premiered its new Promatrix 106 CS die cutter and the new Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines. These machines are aimed at companies that manufacture folding cartons for short to medium-sized runs. Using the example of an end-to-end job for a fictitious outdoors store, Heidelberg staged a live demonstration to show visitors the production process for invitation cards, stand-up displays, posters, folding cartons, and CD jackets.
The Promatrix 106 CS die cutter is suitable for short to medium production volumes and performs die cutting and embossing at a speed of 8,000 sheets per hour. The machine offers a wide range of standard features.
In the Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines, Heidelberg has developed a new platform for medium volumes in the production of straightline and lockbottom cartons. The products require less space and feature a modular design that means they can be adapted to suit specific customer requirements.
“In the medium term, we are going to continue to expand the product portfolio in die cutting and folding carton gluing machines,” explains Dr. Frank Schaum, who now has overall responsibility for Postpress at Heidelberg. In his current role, he is in charge of both Postpress Commercial – i.e. folding and cutting – and Postpress Packaging. “The new Postpress Packaging products were extremely well received by customers and we were able to demonstrate efficient folding carton production, including the accompanying service offerings,” says Schaum.