Top-of-the-line digital cutting and creasing – unparalleled efficiency and proven ROI
The Highcon® Beam 2 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 2 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 2 takes digital cutting and creasing into a new dimension of value, to both your business and your customers.
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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 Beam and the Highcon Euclid.
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 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 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.
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
Design creativity unleashed by eliminating tooling and streamlining setup
High speed – Up to 5,000 B1 / 40 inch sheets/hour
Wide substrate range – 200 µ / 8 pt. - 2 mm. / 78 pt.
VDC (Variable Data Cutting) and Advanced Registration - optional modules
Substrate and performance
760 X 1060 mm. portrait
30 X 42
500 X 700 mm. portrait
19.7 X 27.6
Cartonboard & labels – cutting
Cartonboard & labels – creasing
Flute types N F G E
Up to 2 mm | 0.08″
Maximum throughput (s/h)*
Height of feeder pile, inc. pallet
Height of delivery pile, inc. pallet .
Net cutting area
740 X 1050 mm.
29 X 41
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)
*Depends on layout imposition and substrate