On 28th November 2019, Austria-based Bieling & Petsche Stanzformen GmbH became the tenth die producer worldwide to be certified by Bobst, using Cito high performance tooling. The joint objective of the tooling project is to provide optimum tools for the market. The aim is to utilise the high production potential of Bobst die-cutters.
It has long been known that productivity is achieved as an interaction between machine and tooling. This not only concerns the full production rate of the machine, but also optimum makeready times, so that as little production time as possible is wasted.
“Our colleagues at Bieling & Petsche are naturally proud of having mastered successfully the evaluation and ultimately also the tool performance test,” states Jürgen Mariën, CEO of Cito. “This is our firm commitment, to offer our customers this service in their daily work.”
The Bobst certification programme was initially started for SP die-cutters, and it is planned to expand it to now include SPO machines as well. Bieling & Petsche Stanzformen GmbH has already confirmed that it wants to be certified for SPO machines as soon as possible. The company decided to use a Cito high-performance tool for the performance test in Lausanne. The technical design of these tools conforms to the Bobst specifications, using materials developed specifically for die-cutting.
The tools were tested on a Bobst Mastercut 106 PER. The performance test requires a speed of 9,000 sph to be achieved. “With the high-performance tool, we wanted to measure ourselves against the required output of the Mastercut 106 PER,” said Mariën. “This test was also passed. Under test conditions and without interruptions, the high-performance tools produced 11,000 sheets per hour, 100 % waste stripped and perfectly separated.”
Mariën concluded, “I was fully convinced by the Bobst certification concept from the outset. Such certification is not a marketing action, but a good opportunity to establish tool standards and to help increase productivity and added value in our industry.”