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Wink announces aligning tool, expands sales team

September 1, 2012

Wink has announced its ProMount aligning tool for flexible dies, with the official launch for North America coming at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. The ProMount aligning ruler is available for all common narrow web machines and facilitates the mounting process. With just a few steps, ProMount flexible dies can be perfectly aligned on the magnetic cylinder at first go.

The Wink ProMount system provides more comfort and safety for the operator during retooling processes, and it helps to optimize diecutting results, thus saving time and money. With this tool, the perfect installation of flexible dies is made easily and quickly. The tool not only makes job changes more convenient, it also results in increased productivity and cost savings. The compact and yet robust design ensures a long lifetime of the ProMount ruler. ProMount is available in seven standard types (PM 1 to 7), with each type optimized for specific machine types and working widths. Each type is best suited for cylinder circumferences from 65 to 204 teeth (1/8’’ cp), so that a broad range of applications is covered. Special individual sizes can be produced on request.

The positioning of flexible dies is made easy with ProMount. The tool is designed in such a way that it is automatically aligned parallel to the magnetic cylinder surface. By the use of a small extra tool, the tool is adjusted on the cylinder so that the flexible die edges will be placed in the center of a magnetic row. ProMount flexible dies made by Wink are produced with special fitting holes which are used the fix the die on the ProMount ruler. After placing the upper part of the die onto the cylinder, the ruler can easily be removed by pressing a push button. The remaining part of the flexi-ble die is than placed on the cylinder and fits perfectly.

In addition to announcing ProMount, Wink has announced the appointment of Matt Melvin to internal sales for Wink US, based in the company’s new premises in Charlotte, NC. He will be responsible for the sales and support of Wink’s complete product range of flexible dies, steel rule dies and rotary cylinders in the North American market.

“We are excited to have Matt as part of the Wink US team.” says Steve Burleson, president of Wink US. “His customer service-minded mentality fits perfectly with our ‘You cut, we care’ philosophy,” Burleson adds.
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