CHALLENGE

IMPACT’s customer used IMPACT dies in a competitor’s cutting module frame, and was experiencing less than expected die life along with inconsistencies in their ability to maintain extremely tight percentage-cut tolerances within an already challenging carton structure. IMPACT was asked to perform a structural analysis, which included a heat study that measured the growth of the die cylinders, and review of the stability of our competitors cutting module frame.

SOLUTION

After both the structural and heat studies were completed, results revealed the exact issues that kept our customer from achieving their desired result. IMPACT was able to custom design a more robust and precise cutting module frame with a temperature controllable oil circulating lubrication system that conformed to our competitors existing equipment and stabilized the environment in which the RP dies were operating.

RESULTS

Since our customer was able to structurally support and control the environment in which their IMPACT RP dies reside, carton quality expectations have been maintained, and waste and downtime have been reduced considerably thanks to adjustments to the critical percentage-cuts that originally exposed the weaknesses and provided the merit for the request to perform both the structural and heat-growth study.

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