Apex adds Schepers laser engraving technology for embossing

Apex International has boosted its global embossing offering, with investment in state-of-the-art laser engraving technology at its recently expanded Hapert facility in the Netherlands.

Left to right: Ruud Van Cuijk (Apex) and Carlo Schepers (Schepers) at drupa.

Acquisition of the new Schepers DigiLas5000 expands Apex’s capabilities to supply its customers with embossing rollers that deliver the highest quality standards across a wide range of end products.

“The business for embossing is growing exponentially,” explained Ruud Van Cuijk, CEO of Apex. “With this investment in the latest laser technology, we are able to drive our penetration in those new markets and meet the evolving needs of our customers around the world.”

With a maximum roller diameter of 600mm, the new machine is capable of engraving rollers that emboss material up to 3.4m in length. Apex also continues to utilise its larger laser systems, capable of engraving up to 7m, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all customer needs. “Importantly it can also engrave anything from copper to steel, ensuring we can meet any customer’s particular needs,” added Van Cuijk. “Embossing delivers a totally uniform pattern and with the incredible throughput speed afforded by such a large diameter roller it delivers huge efficiency gains to our customers.”

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