US - In response to the growing demand for lower cost sheeting solutions sought worldwide, MarquipWardUnited’s engineering department embarked on a seemingly impossible task – to produce a sheeting machine incorporating advanced MarquipWardUnited technical features, but with a price to match machinery manufactured in Asia.
The team successfully developed the eCon Sheeter – a sheeting machine with a build quality normally found on more expensive sheeters, and manufactured entirely in Phillips Wisconsin USA with Components sourced from first-class American or European suppliers and has a build quality normally found on more expensive sheeters.
The eCon is supplied in two configurations offering the normal features required for high quality sheeting. A small number of options augment the highly standardized two-web and four-web configurations. Standardization is the key feature that allows this high quality machine to be offered at such an attractive price level.
The eCon features advanced MarquipWardUnited knife technology with features such as, on machine grinding, low power consumption, and 1000gsm capacity. At 1650mm width and a maximum speed of 300m/min, the eCon offers fantastic value for customers with straightforward paper or board sheeting needs.
“With modern offset presses achieving ever higher running speeds and short setup times, the quality of sheets delivered to the press is more critical than ever. Sheets with curl, dusty edges, poor squareness or accuracy will restrict the potential of the press to a point where the cost of a quality sheeter is almost insignificant compared to money lost through poor press production and waste,” the company explained in its statement.
“When a sheeter is installed in a commercial printing or folding carton plant, it quickly becomes the most critical uptime center. In basic terms, if the sheeter stops, the whole plant soon follows.”
With reliability and uptime in mind, eCon loses nothing compared to its more expensive and automated stable mates, claims MarquipWardUnited: “PC control and first class electrical and mechanical Components, backed by the most comprehensive international service and spares network offered by any sheeter manufacturer, ensure that your plant gets sheets when you need them.
“The eCon is designed to work and priced to sell,” the company concluded. “So now you can afford to buy the sheeter your production team wants at a price that keeps your CFO happy too.”