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Rotometrics – New challenger die introduced

The new challenger solid die introduced by Rotometrics (Source: Rotometrics)

USA • Rotometrics launched a new challenger, a solid die suitable for abrasive materials such as polylith, abrasive inks, credit/gift card stocks, clay-coated materials, recycled tags, thermal-coated materials and many more challenging abrasive stocks.

The Challenger’s tool steel, along with Rotometrics’ proprietary TufShield plating, greatly improves performance over the traditional dies used in abrasive applications.  According to the company, the challenger runs more than 2 times longer than typical chrome-coated dies.  In addition, the company continues, the challenger’s blade wear is more consistent and uniform resulting in more retools.

Butch Schomber, RotoMetrics’ product innovation manager: “This combination of enhanced tool steel and our proprietary plating process produced a durable and tough solid die that not only lasts longer; it also creates more even blade wear.”

The new challenger die is currently available from Rotometrics US manufacturing sites with global manufacturing expansion planned in the near future.

Rosina Obermayer

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