Kongsberg’s Precision Cutting Systems at IndiaCorr Expo 2023

Demonstrated the X24 Edge cutting table

Rafiq Shaikh, sales and service leader for Kongsberg PCS. Photo PSA

Visitors to this year’s IndiaCorr Expo in Greater Noida experienced first-hand the power, performance, and accuracy of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems, combined with innovative tooling and software to transform short runs and sample making.

The Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) team used one of India’s leading events for the corrugated and protective packaging industry to demonstrate the versatility of its X24 Edge cutting table.

With its high production speed, exceptional cutting quality, and the ability to easily be upgraded as a business grows, the X24 Edge delivers a combination of tried and tested Kongsberg productivity, flexibility, and best-in-class reliability,” said Rafiq Shaikh, sales and service leader for Kongsberg PCS.

Kongsberg X24 Edge

The Kongsberg X24 Edge offers various speeds to meet price and performance needs, and it can easily handle the full range of recycled corrugated boards — from micro flute to 3A — as well as honeycomb, foam, and much more,” he said. “There is no compromise on machine configuration with all the X-Series options available, and with a range of specialty tools, the cutting table handles a wide range of applications, offering speed, power, and the flexibility to add new tools for new materials, new applications, or more capacity.

Most importantly the X Edge can evolve to keep pace with the changing demands of any business, enabling converters to add volume and enter new market segments,” Shaikh said.

From 28-30 September 2023, Rafiq and the Kongsberg team at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida demonstrated how when combined with the X24 Edge, the PowerHead tool enables users to crease, V-notch, and cut straight lines at high speeds with a variety of adapters and ensuring superior performance on heavy-duty materials. 

The 150 mm diameter crease wheels deliver a scoring pressure equivalent to 50kg, 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,” he said.

Not only that but the PowerHead tool also comes with two regular tool positions, which means all standard insert tools can be used,” Shaikh adds. “We showcased IndiaCorr Expo visitors how the large-size wheels also provide superior crease quality on recycled corrugated board, especially because a higher pressure can be applied without cracking the liner. The HDU can offer V-notch cutting, with mitered corners and extremely precise folds for loading pallets, container cushioning pieces, and paper core board displays.”

Shaikh said the cutting system would be completed with the Kongsberg Multi-Purpose High-Frequency Knife (MPHF), a reciprocating knife tool for cutting a broad range of different materials. “The MPHF runs at a frequency of 12,000 strokes per minute, with an amplitude of 1.2mm, which requires a reduced cutting speed compared to the Standard Reciprocating Knife Tools,” he explained. “Along with its powerful motor, this enables exceptional cutting of heavily recycled boards at an efficient speed, something which is becoming increasingly important to today’s customers.”

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