FLEXIBLE DIES

Top quality to meet the most stringent demands. Suitable for all types of self-adhesive and single-material products: paper, PP, PE, PVT, PET, Tyvek, thin films on PET liner material, and other materials that are difficult to cut. AI dies are suitable for all jobs involving kiss cutting and total cutting.

They are CNC-sharpened and feature smooth, polished cutting edges obtained using an ultra-fine edge polishing technique. Profile heights range from 0.30–1.5 mm and cutting angles vary from 30° to110° depending on the material.

CNC engraving technology allows us to offer high quality flexible dies made under extremely tight tolerances (+/- 0.002 mm). For all types of cutting equipment (rotary, semi-rotary and flat).

Flexible dies undergo meticulous and strict quality controls. Each die is tested on the appropriate material and the sample created from the die is sent to the customer for approval. Highly technological production processes together with rigorous quality control and correct maintenance: cleaning, adjustment, counter-die condition, guarantee the constant, efficient and optimal use of the flexible die over time.

TYPES OF FLEXIBLE DIES

· STANDARD – AI UNIVERSAL

Suitable for all types of self-adhesive and single-material products.

· LASER HARDENING – 3L LASER LONG LIFE

Thanks to laser hardening technology, Kocher+Beck was the first manufacturer in the world to achieve hardness levels of 65–68 HRC. The benefit: two to three times longer service life than conventional equivalents.

· CROME COATING – NANOTEC

Nanotec is an ultra-thin microcoating with a hardness of over 80 HRC. It reduces friction and is phenomenally wear-resistant, so its cutting edge stays razor sharp throughout its exceptional service life.

· NON-STICK COATING

The GLUEX PLUS is the perfect solution for a wide range of tasks due to its excellent non-stick properties in standard applications. It has a special coating that prevents glue and ink deposits. GLUEX ULTRA tried and tested product has proven to be the ideal solution for emerging adhesive bleed or blocked label reels.

GENERAL ADVICE FOR THE USE OF FLEXIBLE DIES

  • Never bend the die or rub the blades against a surface other than the material to be cut.
  • Clean the back of the flexible die and the surface of the magnetic cylinder before putting it on.
  • Remove the plate from the magnetic cylinder only with the flexible die pick.
  • After each use, remove the remains of adhesive and ink.
  • Store flexible dies in tubes or folders suitable for this.
  • Keep the quality certificate and the received sample of die-cut material.

The flexible dies can be used on both cylinders and flat magnetic bases. Each die is manufactured according to the client’s needs, giving the option of combining different types of cut and height (perforation and creasing).

Cutting angle: 30º – 110º – adjusted to the properties of the face material.
Cutting Height: 0.30-1.5mm – adjusted to the release liner thickness.
Minimum corner radius 0.00 mm, perfectly sharp corner.
Maximum cut quality through improved cutting geometry.

TECNOCUT is the Kocher + Beck’s partner of flexible dies in Spain.

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