PTI are first in North America to install Kongsberg VariAngle tool with C64

Packaging Technologies Inc, the Ontario-based designer and manufacturer of corrugated containers and Point-of-Purchase displays, has become the first in North America to install the VariAngle tool from Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems.

The VariAngle, which enables cutting at any angle from 0o and 60o at high speeds, has been installed alongside a new C64 digital finishing table complete with the Kongsberg automated Feeder and Stacker at PTI’s Toronto facility.

“We have an in-house design team that works with our customers to ensure we can deliver the impactful displays they want in order to achieve optimum standout,” said Victor Jorge, General Manager, PTI. “With this investment in the VariAngle tool, we are removing historic constraints for our designers and giving them total freedom in the creativity of their 3D displays, maximizing our customer satisfaction while also increasing our own efficiency and productivity. Effectively the shackles are off, and we are able to create more unique products and deliver stunning looking displays and packaging.”

The VariAngle removes the need to stop production when changing or adjusting tools, reducing setup time and increasing cutting speed. Fitting the tool makes Kongsberg C and XP tables completely self-sufficient and capable of delivering almost any creative design with automatic adjustment to any angle in half-degree increments up to 60 degrees.

“Previously, some of our designs might have needed three or even four different cutting tools throughout the production process,” added Victor. “But now with the VariAngle, we have a single tool which cuts straight lines and multiple angles at up to 100m/min and can even cut angled curves depending on the radius size.”

The VariAngle has been installed as part of complete digital finishing solution which includes the Kongsberg C24 cutting table. “The C Series is renowned for delivering the highest levels of performance,” said Vince Tuccitto, Kongsberg PCS Territory Sales Manager for eastern Canada. “With state-of-the-art engineering, the C24 combines an aluminum composite tabletop, a rack and pinion drive system and dynamic table mapping to deliver the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency. The new table is served by a Kongsberg board Feeder and Stacker, a pallet-to-pallet solution that enables Packaging Technologies to significantly increase productivity.”

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