Of all the available die cutting processes, only the flatbed cutting process is suitable to process thick materials, produce huge parts, and complete small orders quickly. This fabrication process requires a flatbed die cutter machine and steel rule dies to convert the material into shapes and designs that are being asked by the clients. Conveniently, the process of flatbed die cutting can be used on a wide array of materials such as paper, plastic, metal, rubber, composites, and many more.
Flatbed die cutter machines have been helpful in different die cutting process since they can cut, emboss, waste strip, or blank separate any types of sheet material. Moreover, these cutter machines have exceptional creasing and engraving qualities that other cutter machines don’t possess. Industries in packaging, labelling, and commercial printing have been utilising these machines since they can provide high accuracy and precise sheet control during the flatbed die cutting process.
There are various types of a flatbed die cutter machine. They can either be offline, stand-alone, or work together with a printing press or other machinery. The integration of flatbed die cutter machine to other machinery makes it a popular choice among manufacturing industries.
Despite the use difference of flatbed die cutter machines, all of them share the same core components that make them effective and efficient.
Flatbed die cutter machines have a loader or feeder that transports sheet material from the outside pile right to the flatbed die cutter machine. Loader or feeder can transport sheet material since it has suction heads or a push-system that help it move an object from one place to another.
From transporting the material, the in-feed is now responsible for the movement of each sheet material in the machine. Meaning, in-feed controls the direction of these materials to prevent any unnecessary movements. This component also registers the material to the cutting tools through the use of mechanical or dynamic registration.
To ensure high quality die cutting process, the flatbed die cutter machine has a stripping section that removes internal waste, side and rear trim. Excess materials are also removed through the upper and lower stripping tool. This tool prevents any waste and excess materials from getting into the finish product and in the machine itself.
The blank separation section of the flatbed die cutter machine helps move individual cartons from the sheet material. Then, the collected flat blanks are now prepared for further processing or sale to different manufacturers or even merchandisers.
However, if the machine has no blank separation components, then the machine must create a pile of processed full sheets or blanks. These full sheets or blanks are attached via nicks.
Flatbed die cutter machines help fabricate sheet materials for use of most businesses. If you want to have your own flatbed die cutter machine, you can enquire with us now at Triforme.
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