Masterwork Graphic Equipment has launched an automatic platen die cutting machine with stripping and blanking facilities.
According to Masterwork, the MK1060ERS incorporates five processes - feeding, die cutting, stripping, blanking and waste conveying - allowing one operator to turn printed sheets into finished products in a single pass. Optional devices include pre-stacking and stripping preparation stands.
The MK1060ERS can handle sheets from 400 x 350 mm to 1,060 x 760 mm, and offers a die cutting area of 1,060 x 745 mm with an accuracy of 0.075 mm. The machine can be used with paper/board between 0.1 – 2 mm thick and corrugated board  up to 4 mm, and can operate at speeds of up to 6,500 sph. The feeder and delivery pile heights are 1,550 mm and 1,200 mm respectively.
“Masterwork now has the most extensive product range of die cutting machines in the world, many of which incorporate multiple finishing processes. The company is rapidly expanding into Europe as well as many countries around the world such as Brazil, Australia and Canada. Several customers have installed more than one machine, while we have clients in Turkey, Brazil and Russia that have also purchased several models. It’s an exciting time for us and we expect to be announcing further additions to our range during 2014,” says European sales manager Ken Farnsworth. “All our machines are built to be highly productive, easy to operate and robust - the MK1060ERS  offers a die cutting force of up to 260 tons.”