Xeikon – New Laser die-cutting unit
THE NETHERLANDS • Laser die-cutting has been in the industry for some time but the process is increasing in popularity as it can help meet the demand for shorter runs, faster turnaround times and greater variations. This demand has driven the development of solutions such as the Xeikon LDU. It is designed to match the 31.5 fpm (9.6 m/min) speed of the Xeikon 3030 and has the flexibility to be upgraded onsite to a higher power laser. This inline configuration enables tool and hassle free white sheet production.
It has a web width of up to 13” (330 mm) and can handle materials from conventional or other digital presses including PP, Silver PP and PET. 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.