Success doesn’t just happen!
Optimum results shouldn’t be down to just “good luck”. This applies to efficiency and quality of print as well as the perfect die-cut.
The conditions have to be right!
Optimally educated staff is one requirement, machinery the other.
Do you know the requirements for success?
The condition of the die cutting unit is critical for the perfect result.
Electro Optic produces flexible dies with tolerances of a few microns that are a thousandth of a millimeter. An optimum die-tool can only be produced when the material that is to be cut and the support material is known. Combine this with the exact magnetic cylinder gap and you have “a guarantor for success”.
Knowledge is power...
... Ignorance is blind!
Only when the exact gap measurement is known can the height adjustment of the die be set correctly.
Then and only then can the printer die-cut with the optimum preload, this will avoid uneven cutting results between the vertical and horizontal cutting lines.
Faster dispenser and applicator speeds demand intact and un-marked liner materials. Meaning “Approximately” will not do.
The broadcast of knowledge is brilliantly simple, simply brilliant.
Electro Optic’s feeler gauge is a very accurate, easy to use tapered precision measuring instrument.
The magnetic cylinder is inserted into the die-cutting unit ensuring that the cylinder and anvil have been thoroughly cleaned. Standard downwards pressure is applied to the cylinder. No flexible die or material is required for gap measuring purposes. REMEMBER it is essential the magnetic cylinder and anvil roller have been cleaned carefully because we are measuring µ.
How much is µ?
A µ is a thousandth of a millimeter e.g. a thirtieth (of the thickness) of a woman’s hair.
Using the feeler gauge is easy. You simply use the feeler gauge to measure the gap between anvil and magnetic cylinder to the left in the center and to the right to prove its parallelism. Then repeat this action after each third-revolution of the magnetic cylinder. These new measuring points not only indicate the real / actual slit dimension but also give information about the running accuracy.
Using the feeler gauge at regular intervals gives the operator vital information about the condition of the die-cutting unit. Allowing you pre-empt any potential die-cutting problems.
Nothing prevents success more than ignorance.