Micro Adjustable Gauge Band - Precisely adjust the gauge band for sheet placement
- Save set up and make-ready time
- Increased accuracy of sheet position
The Micro Adjustable Gauge Band is supplied as a standard feature on Kluge EHD, EHF and EHG Series Presses. The micro adjust dial allows for the precise adjustment of the gauge band for sheet placement. By turning a small dial located at one end of the gauge band, you can lower or raise the position of where the sheet should be placed by the feeder arm. Previously, the method for adjusting the gauge band was somewhat limited. The band was repositioned by changing the placement of adjustment pins on both ends of the gauge band.
The micro adjustable gauge band broadens the range at which the band can be moved. This is a more efficient method to adjust the position of the sheet. The alternative has been to change the position of the die on the toggle base – a more time consuming task.
The Micro Adjustable Gauge Band saves you time in the set up and make ready process and allows you to make more precise, accurate adjustments of the gauge band.
Electronic Foil Control System - Increased impression accuracy when foil stamping
The Kluge Electronic Foil Control System is designed to be operator-friendly by making the foil unwind and rewind shafts more accessible to the operator.The unwind and rewind shafts are staggered, making it easier to observe the unit while in operation. The foil unwind shafts are designed to accept 7 inch diameter foil rolls for longer runs between foil reloads. In addition, the mounting system for the unwind shafts has been strengthened to minimize the shake that naturally occurs from the action of the press.From the beginning, the accuracy of the gap, between image stamps on the foil, has been the number one goal of the Kluge Electronic Foil Control Systems. Greater accuracy allows for maximum foil savings without the worry of a bad sheet. The unit incorporates a stepper motor control system that can control motion to within .001″. This allows the unit to hold a tolerance as close as +/- .016″ at the foil gap making the potential for a quick payback through foil savings a reality.The Kluge Electronic foil Control System is available with (up to) four separate draws – each capable of alternating the sequence (or step and repeat) operation. Additional draws (up to a total of four) can be added in the field.An optional foil seam skipper feature is available for non-registered holograms. The foil seam skipper ensures that the seam is never stamped on the product and is successful in doing so with minimal waste.Unlike some other foil control systems on the market, each foil draw includes it’s own separate rewind shaft. A foil detector is available, as an option, which stops the press when the foil runs out. This allows the operator the time to attend to other important details.A friendly and contamination-resistant touch screen achieves operator interface. It is available in inches or millimeters and English or Spanish. This unit comes standard with storage memory of 25 separate foil draw lengths for recurring jobs. The press operator can simply call up, by number, a previous run job. Or, if a previous job was similar, it can be called up and modified, thus saving valuable set-up time in either case.
Toggle Base with Die Heating Plate – Unique honeycomb design allows for infinite die mounting positions
Filler Plate – Preserves the hot plate when diecutting
Adjustable Impression - Decrease make-ready time. Impression can now be infinately adjusted with the simple turn of a handle
- Decrease make-ready time
- Reduce production costs
- Infinite impression adjustment
Until now, adjusting the platen bolts and/or adding packing behind the make-ready plate has been the make-ready process for impression adjustments on Kluge presses. Adjustments to the platen bolts are cumbersome and time consuming. Each bolt has to be adjusted equally to maintain as close to level as possible. Because of the inherent design, when raising the platen to increase pressure the platen is put out of parallel with the bed slightly creating more pressure toward the bottom of the platen.
Adding packing is limited by the various thicknesses of the available packing and therefore not infinitely adjustable. When adding spot packing, the carrier sheet used would increase the impression to the whole image as well as the spot. In short this make-ready procedure is very time consuming and requires much skill.
The new adjustable impression design works on the principle of adjusting the impression by shortening or lengthening the side arms. The adjustment is made by simply turning a crank handle and both side arms are simultaneously adjusted equally. Total adjustment is .144″ (just over 1/8 inch) and equals12 flats or 2 revolutions of the platen screws. The adjustment is infinitely variable and not in steps as is packing. Parallel of the platen to the bed is not affected. Of course, spot packing will still be necessary but the affect it may have on the rest of the image will be easily rectified by backing off the impression with the adjustable impression. If, while running a job, the impression diminishes a simple turn of the handle gets you back in business.
This new design has been coupled with a recently released new dwell side arm design. This new patented design offers a longer dwell time at a higher dwell impression than the previous design resulting in more foil coverage and higher production speeds on many products. In addition, the simple switch of this design from dwell to non-dwell operation will save time and greatly increase the use of the dwell feature. The design incorporates spherical bearings at the back shaft, which are more forgiving and, therefore, will offer longer life.
In short, this new development will greatly decrease make-ready time, take much of the required skill out of the press operation and will result in reducing the costs associated with both of these production challenges.
Vacuum Feed Regulator – Regulates the strength of the vacuum for different stock types
Variable Frequency Drive – Allows you to slow the press down for larger die area coverage
Central Control Console – Accurately controls the operation of the press
Variable Speed Control – Control press speed with greater accuracy
Missed Sheet Detector – Prevents die, make-ready and press damage
Reversible Register Cam - Saves time in make-ready when adjusting side registration
- Reduce make ready time
- Effortless side registration adjustment
The Reversible Register Cam is time saving feature from Kluge that makes switching between gear and operator side registration a breeze. Before introduction of this feature, press operators needed to remove the entire cam and replace it with the opposing cam in order to switch sides for registration. The difficult-to-reach location made changing from one cam to the other a time consuming task and springs and nuts were often dropped or lost under the press, further increasing down time.
The left and right side register cams are mounted together on a spring loaded wedge body that enables you to switch side guides quickly. By pulling out, turning 180 degrees and releasing, the reversible register cam effortlessly switches from gear to operator side registration and visa versa in only 3 seconds. What’s more, the switch can be made without the need for tools, speeding the process even more.
Feed Without Impression Control – Allows setup of feed and delivery without risking valuable dies and wasting expensive foil
Impression counter – Will only count the number of impressions for easy totalling of completed stock
Rotary Vacuum Pump – Allows independent control of the delivery vacuum
Auto Lubrication System – Provides hands off worry free lubrication of critical press bearing
Wide foil rollers – A full roll of foil can be used where needed to eliminate the need for cutting foil widths down
Complete Guarding with Electric Interlock System – Meets rigorous safety standards yet provides access to press.
Using the EZ Load Magazine, the EHG operator can lower and raise the height of the entire magazine with the turn of a switch, enabling effortless loading of stock into the machine.
Toggle Base Hoist System - Effortly lifts the large steel toggle base from the machine for make-ready
The Toggle Base Hoist System for the EHG Series Press assists the operator in the removal of the large toggle base for make-ready.
Dual Set Point Temperature Controls - Provides operator with two temperature setting options - one for standby temperature and one for operating temperature
- Standby and running temperature controls
- Electronically controlled
The hot plate temperature controls on Kluge presses are available with dual set points. These provide the operator with a standby temperature and a running temperature. This is beneficial when the press is started. As heat is transferred from the die to the paper stock, a higher temperature setting is required to keep the die at a constant working temperature. If this high temperature is maintained when the press is left unattended, such as during a lunch break, the die will usually become so hot that is will scorch the foil. A general solution to this would be to cycle the foil out of the press when it is not in use, however, the die will still retain enough heat to cause a change in quality when the press is again put into continuous production.
The dual set point temperature controllers set with a low standby temperature, automatically changes to the second set point when the press is started, making the transition from standby to operation with minmal effort.
Consistent high quality work can be easily acheived with dual set point temperature controls for the standby temperature and operating temperature settings.
Dual Foil Rewind – Provides smooth rewind operations for different, multiple draw lengths or waste foil diameter
Five-Nozzle Air Blast Foil Release – Separates foil web from the stock for improved product quality and increased productivity (requires separate compressor or air system)
Hologram Registration Unit – Provides the technology for registering holograms on the EHF
Foil Detector – Stops the press when a roll of foil is empty.