Kongsberg XP Auto
The Kongsberg XP Auto is a fully automated dieless finishing machine for packaging and point-of-purchase displays.
Based on the successful Kongsberg XP series, the most productive digital finishing devices in the world, EskoArtwork has now expanded its range of automated finishing units with the XP Auto. The XP Auto comes loaded with functionality that boosts productivity and ensures reliable operation.
- Automatic tool identification by special circuitry integrated in each tool.
- Automatic knife tip sensor
With a programmable interval the knife tool drops down on a measuring pad to check that the knife blade is intact. The check only takes a couple of seconds. The sensor saves time and prevents mistakes whenever a knife blade or milling bit is changed.
- Sheet separation
To ensure dependable operation, the Kongsberg XP Auto's suction grippers can be programmed to shake and bend the sheet that is picked up from the stack to make sure the material is appropriately separated.
- Job queue function that makes it possible to work continuously on consecutive jobs in a queue.
- Remote Alert System (optional)
The Kongsberg XP Auto can send text messages with status information to the operator's mobile phone during unsupervised operation. "Job is completed" or "Stack is empty", the machine will tell you when it's finished, or why it has stopped.
- Optical registration (optional)
Optical print-to-cut registration ensures perfect alignment and saves setup time. It also reduces the amount of extra printed sheets required for perfect print-to-cut registration. Register marks on both sides of the material can be read by combining two different cameras. A camera in the tool head registers marks when the printed side is up. Another camera system below the table top registers the marks when the printed side is facing down.
- Safety first
Naturally, the Kongsberg XP Auto comes with state of the art safety mechanisms. First of all, the operator and bystanders need to be safe at all times. All movable parts of the machine that can present a safety hazard are safeguarded by light beams or other sensors that will, if triggered, stop motion and leave the machine inert.