CHALLENGE

Design a narrow web rotary die cutting unit for a Customer’s Research and Development Lab for new product development. Request was for a narrow web (12”) module with quick-change tooling capabilities to enhance ease of use.

SOLUTION

IMPACT developed a rigid precision module with quick change tooling on both the cutting die and the supporting anvil. The module and tooling also features positive air to eject the product out of the cutting die as needed, as well as including register and non-register capabilities of both the die and anvil surfaces varying to accommodate different applications. Manual tool changer was designed to dock to the operator side of the unit to create quick-change features.

RESULTS

The module and tool assembly was simple and easy to use, which guaranteed repeatability during changeover while reducing downtime to less than 5 minutes! Customer experienced increased productivity and reduced per unit cost.