Only a cam driven platen can deliver superb quality and high net outputs. The BOBST system increases the time available for each sheet to pass so that it can be transported smoothly through the die-cutter while at the same time reducing wear on cutting tools.
A BOBST Autoplaten® needs less patch-up and remains more stable during the run than any other, which means quicker setups, better product quality, and fewer stops in production. This is achieved using a principle called 'matched rigidity' which results in less deformation of the upper and lower beams when under pressure. Working hand in hand with the unique sector drive system, a tolerance free locking system for the gripper bar chains locks them into position without any vibration, giving highly accurate register, impression, and delivery.
Guaranteeing fast and precise tool positioning, Centerline® delivers quick machine set-ups, increased up-time, and superb finished product quality. Unique to BOBST, the patented Centerline® tool alignment system is found in every one of its flat bed die-cutters and hot foil stampers. By using a fixed master reference, which all movable elements of the machine reference to, tools can be pre-aligned, off-machine.
Double cam gripper bar advance delivers the smoothest sheet acceleration and deceleration. Each movement of the gripper bar is perfectly controlled – from sheet registration, through cutting, to stripping, and then on to the delivery. The lowered stress on the sheet at each stage means that fewer nicks are needed, resulting in better quality of your final product, at higher speeds than can be achieved with any other type of die-cutter.
Combining a range of BOBST technologies, Quick Change makes job changeovers simpler and faster than ever before. Dedicated tools can be fitted straight into your die-cutter – just as they were delivered from your tooling manufacturer – with the assurance that they will all be perfectly aligned and ready to run. The in-built 'programmed stop' means that a single button brings your machine to a halt in the perfect position to carry out a job changeover.
This contact-less lateral sheet registration system delivers substantial performance and quality improvements over conventional methods. Continuing the BOBST reputation for constantly advancing register design on its Autoplaten®, Optical Lateral Register uses a highly sensitive camera to identify the sheet edge, or the print itself, and then uses this information to bring the job into perfect lateral register. Registration can be to either side of the sheet and, together with Smart Feeder, the system ensures optimized sheet feeding, fewer stops, and better die-cutting quality.
This latest generation of CUBE, BOBST's operator-machine interface, features revolutionary 'Touch & Set' navigation which makes even the most complex settings completely intuitive, saving valuable time. Now with a bigger, full color, touch screen CUBE3 gives the operator complete control of the Autoplaten®, from setting and running a job, right through to detailed fault diagnosis.