Highcon Beam

The Highcon Beam is the top-of-the-line digital cutting and 
creasing machine offering unparalleled efficiency and 
proven ROI

The Highcon™ Beam digital cutting and creasing solution extends the digital finishing revolution to mainstream production. With a speed of up to 5,000 sheets per hour, this breakthrough machine was developed as a robust solution to the challenges facing folding carton converters and print service providers.

The Highcon Beam replaces the expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process with a digital technology that delivers improved responsiveness, design flexibility and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house. The Highcon Beam takes digital cutting and creasing into a new dimension of value, to both your business and your customers.

At a Glance

  • Digital cutting and creasing for mainstream production
  • A speed of up to 5,000 B1/42 in. sheets per hour

 

print

Related Documents

Additional Modules

  • The Highcon CAD Light Editor software module allows operators to take full advantage of the flexibility of the digital cutting and creasing technology by enabling:
    Last minute editing of crease and cut lines, Corrections, design changes, optimization, Nick optimization, Increasing or decreasing the size of nicks, Adding and removing nicks, Stripping lines which facilitate efficient waste removal.
    * This optional module is included with the Highcon Euclid III and the Highcon Beam.
  • Highcon Advanced Registration adds the capability to detect a printed mark on the sheet while inputting sheets into the machine paper handling process. This is on top of a mechanical registration that detects the edge of the sheets. This new module improves the registration of cutting and creasing, reducing errors resulting from printing. This is of particular importance for digitally printed sheets and can compensate for the inaccuracy of the printed image relative to the sheet leading edge.
    * This optional module is included in the Highcon Euclid III and the Highcon Beam.
  • This easy to use, variable data cutting and etching software is a high value application for packaging, commercial printing and any printed communication, bringing the benefits of variable data to finishing. It turns a technical process into an opportunity for differentiation. Variable data cutting can transform simple products into premium ones by adding customization, personalization and security applications. The variable cutting can be performed per job as well as per sheet.
    * This optional module is included with the Highcon Euclid III and the Highcon Beam.
  • This is an optional add-on module available for all Highcon digital cutting and creasing machines. The waste stripping mechanism is a built-in unit inside the Highcon machines that automatically removes the waste from the smallest internal cutouts produced on the sheets by the lasers. The optimized cutting algorithms, together with a new substrate handling system ensure completely clean cuts that are essential for intricate cutouts. All the small particles drop into an easily removable chamber.
    * This module removes the need to buy, setup or store a separate stripping tool and further advances the productivity of the machine.
  • The Highcon Axis 2D to 3D platform is a software solution that brings the benefits of a web-to-print system to all the players in the complex paper or cartonboard production supply chain. While web-to-print solutions handle only straightforward 2D products, like brochures or business cards, the Highcon Axis handles all the intricacies of 3-dimensional folding applications.
    This solution, developed in collaboration with XMPie and Esko specifically for packaging and other complex applications, can streamline ordering from your existing customers, as well as providing an online storefront for your business. For more information click here.
    * This optional add-on module is available for all Highcon digital cutting and creasing machines
  • The limitless design possibilities empowered by the Highcon Euclid machines have driven a move into new, even more exciting applications. By digitally cutting numerous layers of substrate with subtle changes in the design, the world of 3D modeling with paper becomes easily accessible.
    The Highcon Euclid III 3D Modeling Package offers customers 3D modeling capabilities at speed, size and cost that have never been available, unleashing the power of paper. Extend your services and offering into new markets and capabilities based on your current expertise in paper, utilizing a wide range of substrates for 3D modeling, including press make-ready sheets.

Benefits

  • Profitable solution for short and long runs
  • Improved supply chain responsiveness, short turnaround time and last minute corrections
  • A wide range of new, high value applications offering differentiation and competitive edge
  • A wide range of new, high value applications offering differentiation and competitive edge
  • Design creativity unleashed by eliminating tooling and streamlining setup

Features

  • High speed – Up to 5,000 B1 / 40 inch sheets/hour
  • Wide substrate range – 120 µ / 5 pt. - E-flute corrugated 2 mm. / 78 pt.
  • CAD Light Editor, VDC & Advanced Registration modules all included

Specifications

  parameter metric  in.

Substrate and performance

Max format 760 X 1060 mm. portrait 30 X 42
Min format 500 X 700 mm. portrait 19.7 X 27.6
Cartonboard & labels – cutting 200-900 µ 8-36 pt.
Cartonboard & labels – creasing 200-600 µ 8-24 pt.
Microflute Microflute N+F+G up to 1.2 mm  47 pt.
Corrugated . E up to 2 mm. 78 pt.
Maximum throughput (s/h)* 5000
Pile data Height of feeder pile, inc. pallet 1.1 m. 3.6 ft.
Height of delivery pile, inc. pallet . 1 m. 3.3 ft.
Technical data Net cutting area 745 X 1050 mm. 29 X 41
Gripper margin 12 mm. 0.47
Machine dimensions & weight L x W x H 8.8 x 2.1 x 2.3 m 28 x 7 x 7.5 ft.
Net weight (tons) 8 tons
*Depends on layout imposition and substrate

Case Study Gallery