Nilpeter Revolver die unit

Nilpeter Revolver die unit
 

Andy Colletta, CEO at Nilpeter USA, explains how the press supplier's Revolver die unit can improve changeover time by allowing the operator to prepare a new die for the next process while the press is running. The system is based on the SMED principle (Single Minute Exchange of Die). It was nominated for the Label Industry Award for New Innovation 2011.

Watch as the circular die is changed-over to the square die in less than a minute (around 1:00) on a Nilpeter FB 3300 press live at Labelexpo Europe 2011. The Revolver unit uses the new RotoMetrics AccuStrike adjustable anvil which allows operators to adjust blade clearance on press by the bearers independently or together to avoid liner strikes.

The Revolver features a quick change turret, slide-out/slide-in die loader and un-loader and a hydraulic pressure gauging system.