Taking a step further in digital automation
Published: 26 November 2013 | No comments yet
The Auto Slit, a new digital knife box
AB Graphic International has launched the Auto Slit, a new digital knife box that automates slitting and set up for labels and packaging production through an HMI touch screen interface.
Designed for its Digicon, Omega and Vectra label converting lines, the knife box takes slitting a step further in digital automation, removing pressure from the operator and permitting high quality, precision cutting safely and quickly.
The fully modular system can be supplied as an option with machine purchase or as a retrofit on existing converting lines supplied by the company.
Andrew Noble, sales and marketing assistant, said, ‘Auto Slit saves on both time and material waste and permits set up of the slitting knives through touch screen. The operator simply enters the job parameters into the system and the knives are automatically positioned in seconds. For example, a job requiring 15 knives can take up to five or 10 minutes to set manually, It permits this to be done in less than 50 seconds without handling the knives which also increases operator productivity.’