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Schober Highlights Rotary Cutting Tech at Labelexpo

Cincinnati, OH – Schober will feature Rotary Die Cutting Technology for In-Mold Label production in booth 719 during Labelexpo USA in Chicago from September 11-13, 2012.  Technologies on display will focus on the production of In Mold Labels including the RSM MX 410 with Star Wheel Delivery which is especially suited for medium to long production runs. 

With the RSM-MX the registration is constantly monitored (customers report ± 0.004” contour and a 0.008 die cut to print accuracy) so that a print-to-cut accuracy of .015” is maintained at 95% of production.  Web widths of 10 in (260mm), 13 in (330mm), and 16 in (410mm) can be accommodated with a maximum roll diameter of 30”.   The die cutting module has a high-precision bearing assembly and an innovative “on the fly” die to anvil adjustment included.  Typical die circumference is 17-25”.  A vacuum generator is included for the vacuum conveyor which collects die cut labels prior to stacking.

Other proven stacking/delivery devices available include “M” stack for very shorts runs, “SM” for awkward products, “SMA” a fully automated solution, as well as the Spider delivery system.  The Spider is specifically designed for precise stacking and counting of products up to 40” (1,000 mm) in length.  This new delivery technology is ideal for IML and other labels as well as nested product configurations and different profile jobs that have been ganged together into one print repeat.  Speeds of up to 195 ft/min (60 m/min) are attainable with a maximum cycle rate of 50 cycles per minute.

Schober will also display VentPerf tools for micro-perforation, and their newest service offering – the refurbishing of Tungsten Carbide tooling from Gerhard Rauch GmbH.

Schober USA is the North American subsidiary of Schober GmbH – a worldwide leader in rotary web converting technologies for the Label-, Packaging-, Personal Care, and general Paper, Film and Foil converting industries.  They customize technologies to suit particular customer requirements, often combining rotary technologies and developing customer processes to do so.  For more information, contact David Grove or Joe Lauver at Schober USA, 4690 Industry Road, Fairfield, OH  45014, (513) 489 – 7393, or at  Their extensive product line and capabilities can be viewed at