Die Cutting

ABC Packaging offers you the latest in die cutting technology, combining automation with precision. All of our cutting dies and counter plates are made by the skilful hands of experienced craftsmen, ensuring the accuracy of each die. In addition, investment in new machinery significantly increases the capacity of our folding carton operation, allowing us to provide even quicker turnaround times to our clients.

Die-cutting process

Flat bed die-cutting is a process used for the cutting, creasing, embossing, waste stripping, and blank separation of a range of sheet materials, from light papers and carton board, through heavy solid board and plastics  to micro-flutes and most types of corrugated board.

  • Feeder or loader: Using suction heads or a push system, this unit transports sheets from the pile to the machine in-feed
  • In-feed: Takes control of each individual sheet and registers it to the cutting tools using mechanical or dynamic registration
  • Platen section: This is the heart of the machine, bringing the cutting die and cutting plate together under pressure. Held between them, the sheet of substrate may be die-cut, creased or embossed, depending on the application and substrate
  • Stripping section: Internal waste, and sometimes side and rear trim, is removed using an upper stripping tool, central stripping board, and, in some tooling arrangements, lower stripping pins
  • Blank separation section: Using universal or dedicated blanking tools this unit pushes individual cartons from the sheet, creating a pile of flat blanks ready for further processing or for transfer to the customer. A blank separation unit incorporates its own delivery unit
  • Delivery: On machines with no blank separation section, the delivery creates either a pile of full sheets or of blanks attached to each other by nicks. The front trim of the sheet may be removed at this stage

By combining highly accurate registration with precise sheet control at each stage of the process, a flat bed die-cutter offers the ultimate in quality when cutting, creasing or embossing sheeted material.