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Special tooling for cutting, perforating, hole punching and slitting

Specialized tools for converting examined in detail

While the commonly available flat, rotary and flexible dies can be used for the great majority of cutting applications, there are nevertheless some types of cutting, converting and finishing applications which require specialized types of tooling. 

These specialized tools include removable blade sheeter/perforator cylinders, pin and spring eject dies, standard and dedicated air eject dies, shock air eject cylinders, vacuum rotary dies, hole punching rings and score/punching units, even graining and texturing. In fact, quite a range of solutions that may be used by label converters as required. Some of the key solutions can be seen in the flow chart below (Figure 4.1).