Parksons Packaging installs Maxima EXB35

Parksons Packaging has installed Excel Machinery’s small-format Maxima EXB35 die-cutting machine giving the company an easy interchangeability option during production.

30 Oct 2019 | By PrintWeek Team

The Maxima EXB35 can handle various substrates such as paper, paperboard, laminated sheets etc with thickness ranging from 0.1mm to 1.5mm in size of up to 25x35.5inch. It is capable of die-cutting at speeds of up to 5,000 sheets per hour.

Parksons has a line of Bobst die-cutting machines, however, to ensure simultaneous production of large volumes, it was also looking for a kit that would enable them to handle a smaller lot of products. “The Maxima EXB35 gives us the flexibility to plan our production schedule without causing any inconvenience,” said Vinod Kela, vice president for operation and new projects at Parksons.

The Maxima EXB35 machine can punch with a maximum pressure of 180 tonnes which can be adjusted with a simple turning of the wheel. It is equipped with a PLC control system for self-diagnosis of faulty set-ups and defect detection. “In a just-in-time production environment, the induction of Maxima EXB35 has ensured that we maintain a high rate of production,” said Kela.

Jitendra Patel, managing director, Excel Machinery, informed PrintWeek India that there are 227 Maxima EXB35 machines installed in India. He said, “We are the pioneers to introduce automatic die-cutting machine in India. Our numbers define our machine’s calibre and success.”

Excel launched the bigger and faster Maxima HS1020 during PrintPack India 2017. The HS1020 28x40-inch die-cutter runs at a maximum speed of 7500-sph and has an inline stripping unit. Excel has installed four HS 1020, one each at Ahmedabad’s Brahma Packaging, Indore’s Girnar Packaging and Vasai’s Kalapi Printing Press, Vasai’s Sheth Impression.