At drupa 2020, Highcon® will be demonstrating just how far the digital revolution has come. The company will be introducing a portfolio of field proven products supporting different speeds, format and substrate requirements for the folding carton and corrugated markets in Hall 9, Booth C50.
Highcon will be showing the latest versions of the enhanced Highcon Euclid and Beam platforms, named the Highcon Euclid 5 and Highcon Beam 2. A major focus will be the Beam 2C machine, targeting the corrugated market.
Already installed at sites across the globe, the Beam 2C has proven its worth, allowing converters such as Orora Fibre Packaging Australasia and THIMM Group, to answer the emerging requirements of their customers for digital finishing.
Martyn Johnson, General Manager, Technical at Orora Fibre Packaging Australasia, says, “We have been working with Highcon on digital finishing for corrugated for three years and are constantly discovering more benefits of this innovative technology. We are seeing great interest and excitement from large brand owners in the potential of digital finishing which will offer them far more capabilities than normal die-cutting both in terms of the cutting and also the ability to produce both short and long runs rapidly without waiting for a die cutting tool, thus substantially improving overall manufacturing efficiencies.“
Leoš Máslo, POS & POP project manager at THIMM pack’n’display, adds, “Our goal is to always provide customers with the best solution, whether for packaging or displays. We are convinced that digital technology is affecting the entire industry, and everyone should be taking advantage of the benefits. We are definitely excited about the new machine and the impact it will have on increasing the overall efficiency of our different businesses.”
After seven years in the field, the Highcon technology has gone through substantial improvements as reflected in the increase in the number of jobs per machine by 35% year over year from 2016 to 2019, many of which were delivered to major brands.