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Koenig & Bauer

By Tom Fitzgerald

January 24, 2022

To remain committed to its customers in North America, Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) has expanded its popular portfolio to include the corrugated printing and converting segment. One of its major products is the CorruCUT, the most cut-ting-edge and productive rotary die-cutter on the market.

Th e CorruCUT has been designed for the high-performance rotary production of die-cut corrugated products in ultimate flexo post-printing quality. It can handle corrugated sheets with a width of up to 2,800 mm (110.24 in) and a thickness of 9 mm (0.354 in), running at speeds up to 12,000 sheets per hour. Operators are impressed that they can set up new jobs while production is running providing fast job change and low-maintenance. Press control can be handled via a flexible Profibus system and touchscreen. It features enhanced software and hardware and a high level of automation.

Its innovative technical functions include:

  • a vacuum-belt feeder with revolutionary construction without feed rolls that ensures non-destructive and precise feeding of the sheets into the system
  • sheet guiding by means of continuous vacuum transport that guarantees stable sheet travel through the press as well as perfect register accuracy throughout the entire printing process
  • sheet guiding by means of continuous vacuum transport that guarantees stable sheet travel through the press as well as perfect register accuracy throughout the entire printing process
  • state-of-the-art servo direct drive technology for maximum register accuracy in multiple-color printing
  • new flexo printing units with all cur-rent and completely new technologies for HQPP flexo post-printing
  • The rotary die-cutting unit with optional quick tool change has been designed for maximum die-cutting accuracy for single as well as multiple out production (up and across)
  • The top vacuum stacker has been completely newly designed and features entirely new approaches to waste disposal (zero defect concept).
  • Our service offerings enable efficient online diagnosis and fast telephone support around the clock in the event of machine malfunctions

Why is the CorruCUT special? Koenig & Bauer took its years of experience with the rotary die-cutter developed in the mid-2000s to completely redesign the CorruCUT. Its engineers around the world drew on the expertise of colleagues from a wide variety of departments.

Th e end result was a unique overall solution using the latest technologies and functions, combined with simple and intuitive operation. The CorruCUT sets new standards in terms of output and productivity.

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Please contact Koenig & Bauer to learn more about our post-press solutions.


Tom Fitzgerald is a well-respected and seasoned veteran of the post-press industry. He is Director of Post-Press Products at Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) and is on the Board of Directors in the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) for Director of Member Retention. He is a tremendous resource for Koenig & Bauer’s customers who have come to rely on his knowledge and commitment to world-class service. Th e scope of Fitzgerald’s experience in the print industry is vast from fi eld service, service management, sales, and product management.

Tom Fitzgerald

Director of Post-Press Products at Koenig & Bauer

tom.fitzgerald@koenig-bauer.com

502-310-1368