Equipment Usage and Die Cutting Costs
Die-cutting costs are driven by material selection, equipment usage, and parts presentation. In the introduction to this series, JBC Technologies outlined the importance of understanding whether your die-cutter is using the right equipment to produce your die-cut parts. After all, you may be able to save time and money if there’s a faster, more efficient way to get the die-cut products that you need.
Are you wondering whether your current vendor is using the right equipment for your projects? Then there are some questions you’ll need to ask about the type of equipment, the availability of newer equipment, cost-saving technology, and part accuracy. JBC Technologies can help guide you through this process and offers value-added solutions that eliminate waste, promote quality, and ensure ease-of-use.
Type of Die-Cutting Equipment
What type of die-cutting equipment is your vendor using? Rotary die-cutting equipment is a good choice for applications that require high speeds, greater volumes, tight tolerances, and exceptional accuracy. Machined metal rotary dies are relatively expensive, but cutting speeds are measured in feet per minute. Flatbed die-cutting equipment is slower, but uses less expensive steel rule dies for lower volumes.
Are your parts not as accurate as they could be because your current die-cutter is using the wrong equipment? To support tighter tolerances, newer die-cutting equipment can use registration software that makes corrections without manual adjustments. Sensors and machine vision can also promote greater accuracy. With web converting, precise tension control is needed.
Ask JBC About Die Cutting Equipment
Do you have questions about the relationship between die-cutting equipment and die-cutting costs? JBC Technologies is a value-added die cutter that can help you guide you through this discovery process. To get started, contact the JBC Sales Team.