Masterwork USA Reports Newest Finishing Unit

CHARLOTTE, NC | Masterwork USA, a finishing manufacturer of folding carton and packaging equipment headquartered in Tianjin, China, announces its newest Duopress Model: the MK21060STEs foil stamping and die-cutting machine. Company says the new model is designed to incorporate better stability, additional technology, and a faster maximum speed of 6,000 sh/h. 

“We’re pleased to unveil the Duopress MK21060STEs for the post-press market,” says Wayne Zheng, marketing manager for Masterwork USA. “Our expert research and development team have designed a new and exceptionally better computerized foil controlling system, which can handle complex foil advance calculations to help reduce foil usage of up to 60 percent. They’ve increased the speed on the Duopress to 6,000 sheets per hour, which is really 12,000 sheets per hour because it is producing three processes in one pass through the press: foil stamping, die-cutting, and stripping. This new model offers maximum flexibility and can meet the exacting requirements to accurately register foiling, die-cutting, and stripping processes in one pass which traditional machine processes are unlikely to deliver.”

The Duopress machines are designed with both foil stamping and die-cutting functions in one pass to provide increased accuracy and maximum efficiency. One pass is said to offer excellent register between die-cutting and foil stamping. If an operator has to feed the paper through two machines, the positioning of the paper may be slightly different and the die-cut and foil stamping might not be as accurate. The machine can also be optioned to stamp two separate foil applications in one pass in its two platens. With Duopress products, operators reportedly will easily experience an increase in efficiency while reducing downtime. The foil stamping system on the MK21060STEs is equipped with three longitudinal foil advance pulls and two transversal foil advance pulls that are able to cope and offer flexibility on the most rigorous production processes.

The Duopress MK21060STEs is designed with additional key features. It is equipped with a non-stop feeder. A pile change can be achieved while the machine is in operation with the help of non-stop swords. Adjustments on the feeder are made easy with micro adjustments.

A high-speed die-cutting system operates at 6,000 s/h maximum. Operators are able to set the machine using die-cutting plate micro adjustments for the most detailed job. Company says central registration system dramatically reduces plate-changing time.

Foil stamping unit operates at 6,000 sh/h maximum stamping speed and can handle large-format die-cutting and foil stamping with longitudinal and transversal foil pull systems. Excellent tension control is said to provide high precision during foil feeding and an error tolerance of 1mm during foil unwinds. An accurate PID heating system controls 20 independent heating zones, and operator workload is said to be reduced due to the pneumatic plate locking device.

The nonstop delivery system is equipped with a delivery curtain. The delivery system has a double-sided pneumatic operating system, making it quicker and easier to control. An additional benefit in the delivery is the pneumatic sampling device, which allows the operator to check the product while the machine is in production.

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