Esko-Graphics Launches New Kongsberg Cutting Tables
XF10 and i-XF10 can accept material as large as 35.4 x 47.2 inches.
The XF10 is geared more toward the corrugated packaging market. Its feature set includes a rack-and-pinion X/Y drive, a pressure-controlled kiss-cutting knife tool, a knife tool with programmable cutting depth, a static knife for solid materials, a reciprocating knife for corrugated and foam board, and a crease tool for packaging materials.
The i-XF10, on the other hand, is designed to appeal to signmaking, screenprinting, and digital-print markets. Produced in conjunction with Mikkelssen Graphic Engineering (MGE), the i-XF10 integrates MGE's i-cut Vision registration system. The table includes: an integrated i-cut camera that aligns graphics via the printed registration marks, and an optional conveyor belt so that rolls of printed graphics can be fed onto the table. Tooling is geared to cutting graphics and signage, and includes tangential knife tools, micro-and kisscut tools, creasing tools, and pen plotting tools.
The i-XF10 is shipping now; the XF10 begins shipping in early 2006.
Launched earlier this year, the company's Kongsberg i-XL20, i-XL24, and i-XL44 also utilize the MGE i-cut system on larger-format tables"?from 66 x 50 to 87 x 120 in."?featuring speeds up to 164 sq ft/min.