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Brandtjen & Kluge Launches Press

ST. CROIX, WI | Brandtjen & Kluge reports the introduction of the ApexFoil Foil Stamping and Diecutting Press, said to offer major innovations in application range, make-ready and efficiency. 

“We were driven to develop the ApexFoil in response to customer feedback and a clear understanding of their evolving business needs," says Kluge CEO Michael Aumann. "The functionality of this innovative new product will allow for better efficiency and more output in an ever-changing workflow environment driven by digital print technology."

Company says operators can use the ApexFoil's Compass control system that includes patented features to control the "3-T's" of Time, Temperature, and Tonnage. Compass reportedly allows operators to greatly reduce and in some cases, eliminate makeready on every job.

Other features are said to include the following:

  • A new machine design with sliding Clearview interlocking safety guards, a PLC Touchscreen interface, a multi-point LED lighting package, and high-performance Delrin work surface.
  • Improved foil performance with a programmable foil system that can hold a tolerance of +/- 0.016 in. at the foil gap; also provides programmable step and repeat capability.
  • 24/7 programmable dual surface heat control with timer control to pre-heat die and make-ready surfaces prior to a shift startup.
  • A foil, die, and make-ready alignment system that trims set-up time and boosts set-up efficiency.
  • Accurate quick-set tool-less registration adjustments and an ultra-lightweight die mounting plate require less operator effort and can save up to 5 min of set-up time during job changeover.

The commercial release and first official exhibition for the ApexFoil will be at Print17, September 10–14, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

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