Heidelberg sets standards in the production of inmold labels with the Speedmaster XL 106-D for rotary die cutting. These kind of label is used for packaging e.g. ice-cream/dessert/margarine/ yogurt tubs, salad bowls, lids and paint buckets. The Speedmaster XL 106-D is based on the new Speedmaster XL 106 technology, which enables highest productivity for die cutting inmould labels. The Speedmaster XL 106-D works on the principle of the rotary die cutter, which offers a number of advantages over the flatbed and punch die-cutters which are usually used in the production for inmold labels.
The Speedmaster XL 106-D is ready for production following 15 minutes of make-ready. With the accuracy of the cylinders and the die-cutting form no separate underlay is required. The Speedmaster XL 106-D can process foils between 0.03 mm (0.0012 in) and 0.3 mm (0.012 in) thickness. Increased productivity using a sheet size of 740 mm x 1,050 mm (29.13 in × 41.34 in) is major advantage of punch die-cutting which is limited to maximum 400 mm (15.75 in) label size. For production runs up to 500,000 sheets the cost of tooling is reduced by 50 percent compared to traditional flat bed die-cutting. Using the innovative components from Speedmaster XL 106 perfecting technology ensures precise align delivery piles without a single blank being detached from a sheet.
Speedmaster XL 106-D at a glance: