Morgana Systems has introduced the Morgana RDC rotary die-cutter which can die-cut, kiss-cut, score, and perforate all in one pass at speeds of up to 4,500 sheets per hour.
According to Morgana’s Ray Hillhouse, the RDC has been designed to meet the needs of today’s digital printers. “These companies are keen to handle as many finishing tasks in-house as they can.
By increasing the services on offer a printer has a greater control of delivery times, rather than having to rely on third-party suppliers. Die-cutting is one of those capabilities that is being demanded more and more as customers seek ways to make their print stand out from the crowd, and is an excellent facility for a printer to use to go and win new business.”
The cutting system is composed of an upper magnetic cylinder, holding the cutting matrix, and a lower counter cylinder. A pin register system on the magnetic cylinder helps the operator to install the cutting matrix accurately. Side alignment of sheets is managed by adjustable straps, allowing the machine to maintain accurate sheet position.
An easily adjustable waste management system separates and diverts waste material while giving a consistent supply of the finished pieces to a conveyor delivery.
The top-sheet, air-suction deep pile feeder ensures reliable sheet feeding, can accommodate up to 400mm of printed sheets, whilst an eight-inch touch screen user interface provides for fast and efficient job change overs.
Maximum sheet size for the RDC is 368mm x 508mm, with a maximum die cutting area of 361mm x 472mm. Material thicknesses of up to 400gsm can be cut.