- November 02, 2012
SAINT PAUL, MN | LasX Industries and Brandtjen & Kluge, St. Croix Falls, WI, have announced a strategic agreement in which the two companies will co-market an On-Demand Laser Cutting and Converting Solution for folding cartons and other folded and glued products.
“LasX has been providing sheet-fed laser cutting and robot handling systems since 2008,” says LasX CEO William Dinauer. “We are very pleased to be working with Kluge to provide a near-digital solution for the production of folding cartons. This solution aligns perfectly with our vision of using laser converting, robotic, and digital workflow technologies for on-demand personalized packaging.”
LasX LaserSharp technology is made possible by a patented process controller that synchronizes each laser and robot on the LaserSharp system independently, running multiple converting and part handling processes at once to achieve what are said to be the highest production speeds with maximum flexibility. LasX proprietary workflow software allows integration with digital or conventional printing presses and enables users to produce folding cartons with variable data and variable shapes cut and etched into the carton.
Kluge modular folding and gluing systems are said to be highly flexible and are designed for quick changeover. The Kluge independent bearing-bed drive system, designed for production of folding cartons and other packaging products, has modular construction of the system that reportedly makes it an excellent solution for the digital workflow.
“The integration of Kluge converting equipment with LasX LaserSharp technology provides a world-class solution for the near digital production of folding cartons,” says Michael Aumann, CEO, at Brandtjen and Kluge. “Based on our testing of LaserSharp cut and scored folding cartons, we are excited about the possibilities for the digital finishing and converting market. We are confident that we can provide exciting solutions for companies in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and consumer packaging space.”