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By AICC Staff

January 30, 2023

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New Koenig & Bauer Celmacch Acquisition Expands Corrugated Printing and Converting Presence

To continue to expand and strengthen its role in the corrugated printing market, Koenig & Bauer acquired Celmacch, a leading Italian manufacturer of high-board line flexo presses and rotary die cutters for the corrugated industry this fall. The new partnership, which is known as Koenig & Bauer Celmacch, expands the Koenig & Bauer Group’s extensive portfolio and will now include Celmacch’s line of well-known equipment including its three die cutters: the ChromaCUT X Pro, ChromaCUT High Tech, and ChromaCUT Smart.

The ChromaCUT X Pro rotary die cutter for corrugated board is Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s top-of-the-range rotary die cutter. It has been designed for the high-performance rotary production of die-cut corrugated products in ultimate flexo post-printing quality. It handles corrugated sheets with a width of up to 110.24-in and a thickness of 0.354-in, running at speeds up to 12,000 sheets per hour due to the machine’s ability to set up while production is running and fast job changes. It features DriveTronic shaftless drives. Operators can keep track of jobs due to the machine’s press control via a flexible Profibus system and touch screen and focus on jobs due to its integrated error diagnostics and online remote maintenance.

The ChromaCUT High Tech features many advanced technologies, including stereo changeover while the machine is running, automatic anilox changeover, and the most recent zero-defect technology, which ensures the best printing quality and highest levels of productivity. The direct drive technology is the belt-driven vacuum transport system that guarantees extraordinary printing quality and precision. The rotary modules are appropriately distanced from the last printing module in order to ensure the best results. It also features HBL technology with fixed modules and printing from below and Siemens servo drive technology. Owners of the ChromaCUT High Tech enjoy its competitive operating costs and fast return on investment, while operators are pleased with its quick set up and on-the-run changeover, as well as its remote maintenance and faults diagnostic.

Print quality, die cutting precision, and productivity can all be found on the ChromaCUT Smart machine. This rotary die cutter with direct drive motors represents a perfect combination of innovation and functionality that can meet the highest expectations and quality standards. It is equipped with Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s quality control system. A high-spec bundle vacuum stripping stacker completes the machine, featuring a high dynamic nonstop system to guarantee perfect sheet cleaning and stacking.

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ChromaCUT High Tech features many advanced technologies, including stereo changeover while the machine is running, automatic anilox changeover, and the most recent zero-defect technology, which ensures the best printing quality and highest levels of productivity.

With Koenig & Bauer’s wide network around the world, this new partnership blends the strength of Koenig & Bauer’s global leadership with its own foothold in the corrugated printing and converting markets and its presses that are widely known for highly productive production of rotary die-cut boxes and printed corrugated sheets along with Celmacch’s fine reputation in the corrugated market. This collaboration will bring additional corrugated machinery solutions to customers, especially in the North American market.


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Tom Fitzgerald

Director, Post Press Products

tom.fitzgerald@koenig-bauer.com

502-310-1368

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