By integrating CCD cameras into the motion control software opens up an endless number of possibilities. You can have an endless number of dies and keep them all registered together to a tolerance of 0.004” (0.1mm)Or you can do multiple processes and be able to keep registration between processes to the same tolerance. This eliminates tolerances stacking up on each other throughout the process or multiple processes.
Our expertise and unique software capabilities enables us to fully integrate any device into their rotary die cutting machines.
Multi-layer, complex and high value product manufacturing is our specialty. DCS have many years of experience handling the toughest materials and integrating various devices in order to make a complete product in one pass to maximize productivity. The technology and materials are evolving rapidly, and manufacturing electronics, batteries, medical parts calls for the most demanding materials under strict specifications.
Island placement is the process of starting and stopping a secondary web so a die cut part can be placed on a primary web at a larger repeat. Web tension is very critical when using island placement. If you can’t keep the correct tension between tension zones, it makes it very hard to island place accurately, especially as speed increases. Tension zones are from the unwind spindle to the first nip roller, between nip rollers and from the nip roller to the rewind spindle. Having dancer tension rollers at the unwind and rewind spindles helps to absorb the energy of the web as it stops and starts.
The CCD cameras are fully integrated into the motion control software and are triggered based off of the pitch the user enters into the program to take a picture of the web. This enables a precise distance measurement from the center of the CCD camera to the registration mark or from registration mark to registration mark that provides feedback for auto adjustments. No need for many different types of sensors (photoelectric, ultrasonic, fiber optic, laser and etc.) to detect registration marks (printed marks, die cut marks, pinholes and etc.) when you can use a CCD camera to handle all your converting needs. For precision it is much better to know the exact location of the registration mark or distance between registration marks on the web than just to wait for a registration sensor to detect a small region on the web.
We study your current process of manufacturing, so we can add value for the present and the future. Whether it is during the design phase of the machine configuration or after the installation of your equipment, our team works very closely with your engineers to help you design the best solutions and get the most from your equipment.
Our success rests on making sure that each and every one of our customers knows the full capabilities of our rotary die cutting machines. This is the key to our success. Therefore, we make sure that you receive the best training while the machine is in production in our showrooms, during factory acceptance test, and off course at your facility.
We have different teams with engineers in Europe, Asia and the USA that specialize only on rotary die cutting projects so you can be sure to benefit from a wide range of solutions and knowledge. Stock and demo machines are available as well in our facilities in France and in the USA.
DCS has a team of technicians and engineers both in Europe and the USA to serve our customers better and faster. All our rotary die cutting machines are capable of being accessed through remote control assistance from anywhere.
The speed in the development of new materials and the speed in which consumers are expecting newer and better products, makes it particularly challenging for converters or manufacturers to find the right partner to help them face those new challenges. For us as machinery manufacturers, the focus can no longer be on parts and components improvements or upgrades, the heart of future is held in the power of our unique software’s new integration capabilities, AI features and endless flexibilities.