Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Indigo Prints boosts short-run and sample-making with Kongsberg X24 Edge

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At India Corr Expo 2023 in Greater Noida, Indigo Print invested in a Kongsberg X24 Edge cutting table for its New Delhi facility.

“As competition has increased in the FSU/POS/POD and packaging market, manufacturers have been focusing more on customization and personalized solutions,” explained Rafiq Shaikh, sales and service leader for Kongsberg PCS. “This trend has further driven the demand for short-run and sample making, as it allows customers to visualize and approve customized designs before bulk production. The X24 Edge delivers a combination of tried and tested Kongsberg productivity, flexibility and best-in-class reliability, while the ability to cope with any material with fewer manual tool changes, extra fast tool loading, auto recognition and calibration completely transforms short runs and sample making.

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“The sample-making process is particularly important as it can help manufacturers refine their designs and make necessary adjustments before full-scale production, reducing the likelihood of costly errors. The addition of the X24 Edge to its production line means that Indigo Prints can accomplish this with the strength, durability, and overall quality demanded by its own clients.”

To maximize the table’s productivity, Indigo Prints also invested in the Kongsberg PowerHead tool, which enables users to crease boards from micro flute to 3A flute and to V-notch 90-degree folds for bubble boards and board that can’t be creased. “The PowerHead tool ensures superior performance on heavy-duty materials,” said Shaikh. “The 150 mm diameter crease wheels deliver a scoring pressure equivalent to 50 kg, which is two-and-a-half times more than the down-pressure conventional tool stations and easily sufficient to crease triple and double-wall corrugated with heavy liners.”

Indigo Prints director Triedev J Kapoor said that as a satisfied user of Kongsberg technology for more than a decade, he was quick to identify the potential benefits of the X24 Edge.

“We are a growing business, and in order both to accommodate the new orders we anticipate and to expand our capacity, we were looking to add the latest machine with corrugated finishing capabilities to our facility,” he said.

“Not only does acquiring this new X24 Edge address our current sample-making and short-run production needs, but it enables us to produce accurate, die-like finish samples for all types of materials,” he said. “We are looking forward to putting it through its paces in the years to come.

Mahan Hazarika
Mahan Hazarika
Mahan Hazarika has served as the Editor of The Packman since 2017, demonstrating an impressive decade-long expertise in the field of writing about the printing and packaging industry. In his leisure time, he indulges in his passions for music, travel, and watching movies.

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