The SmartGap adjustable anvil allows users to adapt the cutting depth precisely to different liner thicknesses. Even with demanding applications and thin liners, it is possible to achieve optimum diecutting results.
Wink has further optimized and extended the SmartGap system and is showing all versions in live demos at the show.
The new SmartGap Advance has been developed as the basic version of the system. Thanks to high-precision technology, the smallest adjustment steps are possible while maintaining the stability of the SmartGap system even at high speeds. The Advance can easily be upgraded to the digital SmartGap Touch, which was a finalist at this year's Label Awards. Thanks to intuitive operation, maximum precision and many smart features, the "Touch" ensures greatest die-cutting efficiency.
On the first day of the show, the new SmartGap AutoControl attracted crowds. The extension of the Touch version marks the next step toward automation. A specially developed sensor bar continuously monitors the diecut material on the web. If the cutting is not deep enough, labels are pulled up with the waste matrix.
The system detects these missing labels and reacts within fractions of a second if a threshold value is exceeded. The cutting depth is then automatically increased until the diecutting result is once again optimal. At the same time, AutoControl offers a configurable control function against cutting too deep to prevent damage to the liner material.
The technology not only allows optimum diecutting results at all times but also means time savings during setup, production and finishing. As a result, operating personnel gain time for other tasks. The system ensures maximum process stability by significantly reducing makeready times, downtimes and waste, the company says.
In addition, Wink is presenting various SuperCut flexible die versions and surface treatments for a wide range of label applications, and a concept for new lightweight magnetic cylinders saving up to 80% of weight.