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Esko Kongsberg X Edge for display, signage and packaging converters


November 15, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

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Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for display, signage and packaging customers, has extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the Kongsberg X Edge, a fully upgradeable table design offering a combination of productivity, flexibility and reliability.

Delivering speeds of 30 m/min with acceleration of 0.3G and able to handle display, signage and packaging materials – from kiss cutting vinyl to heavy duty milling – the Kongsberg X Edge is suitable for short-run production, sample making and other packaging-related jobs, as well as signage and display production.

“The Kongsberg X Edge has been specially designed to ensure there is no sacrifice in machine configuration, with all the options you would expect from the Kongsberg X Series available,” says Russell Weller, Product Manager at Esko. “The difference is that as your company grows, the Kongsberg X Edge evolves with you. It can be easily upgraded in terms of both speed and acceleration to ensure it keeps up with your business demands.

“This new innovation has been developed to ensure great quality for any job or application. The extra fast tool loading, auto recognition and calibration features are ideal for short run jobs, with the added flexibility of an optional conveyor system available to support automated board and roll feeding when required.”

Delivering a variety of milling options to match throughput requirements, the Kongsberg X Edge also boasts “perfect print-to-cut registration,” even in cases of heavy distortion and jobs longer than the table.

“The Kongsberg X Edge is the perfect tool for cutting flexo plates and patches, operating in tandem, both physically and digitally, with existing imaging devices,” adds Russell. “Easily fitting into a truly tailored workflow, it can also be equipped to produce dedicated shipping boxes for finished plates.”

The engineering of the rack and pinion drive, the construction of the tabletop and the quality of the motors and traverse all combine to ensure that the table provides the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency, the company explains.