Our partner Mark Andy has launched its QCDC (quick change die-cut) converting platform.
The company describes QCDC as a new design in die-cutting technology that promises faster die set-up and changeover as well as precision cut accuracy. It claims that operators will be able to reduce set-up times by 60 percent thanks to QCDC’s die cassette workflow, open guarding system, simple matrix web path and superior ergonomics.
Available in a single - or dual - die station configurations, the QCDC allows for dies to be loaded, automatically registered with servo technology, and quickly running full production. Die exchange is facilitated by a quick change cart, specifically designed for the Performance Series platform. The station’s design allows for accurate loading of dies either off-line during job changeover (single die station) or in a second station while the press is running a job (dual die station), further enhancing production efficiencies for the converter.
Mark Andy says QCDC will also aid considerably in waste savings. The system’s design offers trouble-free matrix stripping and winding to reduce web breaks, as well as enabling customers to easily strip difficult die shapes. QCDC can easily adapt older Mark Andy dies as well as most dies from other press manufacturers. The adaption design provides rigid mounting of narrower adapted dies, providing consistent die quality.
The following link outlines an interview from Labels & Labelling and Mark Andy, demonstrating its new Quick Change Die Cut (QCDC) system on its Performance Series 7 press at Labelexpo Americas 2012.
For more than 60 years, Mark Andy has been the preferred equipment provider for the traditional tag and label industry, providing a solid history of strong experience in narrow web flexography.
Mark Andy equipment has a legacy of producing reliable, productive equipment which delivers high profits. With a broad range of products, converters rely on Mark Andy for solutions to any converting objective, from simple/productive flexo to high-end customization.