Diecut America installs first Goldline GL-1300 in the US
Diecut America has delivered and installed the first Goldline (GL-1300) at Interior Packaging Design based in Milford, Ohio, one of the first companies to embrace this new technology. The Diecut Goldline was developed by Diecut America’s sister company Diecut UK with his Korean Research and Development team after two fatal accidents in the UK on the traditional clamshell platens.
We felt strongly that we must be able to bring to market a machine that not only did everything that traditional clamshell press could do and in a safe operating environment for the people that use them,” explains Steve Waterhouse, president of Diecut America and managing director of Diecut UK. “After 18 months in development we installed our first machine in June 2012 in one of the largest commercial printers in London. Since then we have taken many orders both in the UK other countries. It was important for us to bring a machine to market that had many advantages which made a significant difference to this type of machine.” It is impossible for the operator to gain full body access; on the old traditional clamshell press the operator has to sit on the bed to hold the tool in place while fixing in position as opposed to the Goldline where this is done in a chase frame.
Make ready is significantly reduced due to electronic pressure settings and the tonnage of the press is nearly double that of a handfed platen. Due to the flatness of the cutting plate, feedback from clients and operators who have embraced this new technology have said that they are achieving 10-15% more production than that of a traditional press.
There are three modes of operation on the machine: continuous, single and dwell. Sizes available are from 35” x 25” (890 x 640mm) to extreme format 118” x 71” (3000 x 1800mm). All machines are capable of cutting every substrate on the market today.
Interior Packaging Design provides custom industrial parts storage solutions for customers looking for an innovative and efficient way to store and handle components: custom returnable, reusable packaging.
“This is a first for the US and thanks to people like Paul Johnson, VP of Interior Packaging Design we are confident that many more people are going to share Paul’s innovative approach and not only embrace this technology to enhance their production but also protect the people that work at the company,” concludes Nick Crabtree, VP of Diecut America.