Spartanics has introduced its L-500 laser cutting system for laser cutting rolls or sheets of material for the label, packaging, carton board and abrasive industries.
The machine is designed specifically for converting material from wide format printers with capabilities up to 500-600mm wide eliminating the need for costly tooling fabrication and design. Developed as a dual-head finishing option the L-500 laser cutting system incorporates Spartanics' laser control software for superior cut quality while reaching throughput speeds up to 80 meters per minute.
‘The majority of our label and packaging machines work in tandem with digital printing and flexo systems where 210mm or 350mm are standard sizes. Expanding width requirements in the packaging sector as well as more innovative solutions from digital printing companies have pushed us to develop a wider format laser converting solution,’ said Mike Bacon, VP of sales and marketing.
The L-500 automates optimization of web speed, eliminates quality issues in applications that require stitching cuts from two laser sources, enables job changeovers on-the-fly and is widely recognized as the most operator-friendly technology due to its intuitive operator interface and behind-the-scenes sophisticated control engineering software.
It incorporates UV coating stations, lamination, slitting and sheeting options for converting polyester, polycarbonate, polypropylene, metalized, paper, some vinyl and a wide range of other materials. Only sealed Co2 supplies are used to power lasers, in order to minimize costs for Co2 and avoid the inherent quality issues of open Co2 delivery systems.
Pictured: The L-500 laser cutting system from Spartanics
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