Wink – New dies and rotary tooling at Labelexpo Americas
USA • The German company presented their full portfolio of die-cutting solutions and services. The new SuperCut “Special” dies have been optimized with adjustments of the blade geometry in combination with special coatings for the die-cutting of demanding materials like MDO on thin PET liners. Other showcased tools included dies for security, multi-layer, in-mould and tire labels. The ultra-hard MCR coating increases the tools’ durability, especially when die-cutting very abrasive (thermal) materials in long runs, while Wink’s non-stick coatings “White” and “Grey“ offer protection against adhesive and ink residues.
Also on display has been an optimized version of the GapControl, which has been further improved in terms of handling and pressure control. The operator can adapt the gap (cylinder clearance) with greatest accuracy individually for the drive and operator side, so that most different kinds of facestock and liner materials can be die-cut properly, while reducing downtimes due to web breaks or tool changes. The system combines the stability of conventional anvil rollers with the flexibility of adjustable systems and is suited for cutting-through (metal-to-metal) and high-speed die-cutting. In addition, Wink also showcased high-precision magnetic and printing cylinders.