Xeikon – Laser die-cutting unit for short runs
BELGIUM • The company has introduced a laser die-cutting unit (LDU) for the converting of pressure-sensitive labels. It is designed to match the 31.5 ft/min (10 m/min) speed of the Xeikon 3030 and has the flexibility to be upgraded onsite to a higher power laser. At Labelexpo Americas it has been shown as inline configuration with the Xeikon 3030.
The LDU applies varnish, laser die-cuts, slits and rewinds labels, enabling job changeovers with limited or no setup time. The laser station can kiss cut and perforate. Integration with the Xeikon Front-End via the Vectorizor module ensures smooth and automated label production. The system covers most of the converting needs for the short-run self-adhesive label market and can run off-line or in-line with the Xeikon 3000 Series.