Diecut America, a specialist supplier of corrugated, packaging, print and print finishing machinery, has installed technology capable of cutting honeycomb board at over an inch thick.
The Goldline machine, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, can switch from cutting all substrates with normal rule heights to an extreme format in order to cut honeycomb board manufactured by a variety of brands.
PAX Corrugated based in Lebanon, Ohio, US, is one of the first companies within the US to embrace the new technology. The equipment allows PAX to convert honeycomb board at a maximum sheet size of 2,100mm (82.5in) x 1,600mm (63in) and at hundreds of sheets per hour which, according to Diecut America, has made it a "game-changing purchase."
The Goldline machine was developed by Diecut America's sister company Diecut UK Limited.
"We developed the Goldline over many years after serious accidents and problems had occurred on the traditional (clamshell) platens," said Diecut UK managing director and president Steve Waterhouse. "As the customer demanded larger and larger sheets sizes and formats of machinery, this brought with it its own dangers, so we felt as a responsible machinery manufacturer and supplier that it was our job to come up with a modern day take on the traditional clamshell, one that not only could produce everything a clamshell could, but add more value and be brought to market at a comparable cost."