Israel-based Highcon has expanded its Euclid machine series with the launch of a new machine for corrugated market.

The new Highcon Euclid IIIC machine expands the company's third generation Euclid cutting and creasing machines for the corrugated and fluted substrates.

Switzerland-based LxBxH is the first firm to install and commission the Highcon Euclid II digital cutting and creasing technology for corrugated substrates.

LxBxH president Silvano Gauch said that the firm has been using the Highcon digital cutting and creasing technology to produce high quality short run packaging for its customers.

“The ability to produce small to medium size batches just-in-time with low entry cost, allows our customers to order what they actually want.”

Highcon said that the new Highcon Euclid machine is now being made commercially available in the market.

Highcon CEO and co-founder Aviv Ratzman said:”We realized the potential of the corrugated market in B1 and B2 (42″ and 28”) formats and have been encouraged by the success that LxBxH have had in this market.

“Box Compression Tests that have been performed by comparing the digitally produced boxes with conventional ones have proven that boxes produced with the same substrate on the Euclid are stronger than those produced on conventional machines.

“This creates an opportunity to attain the same strength with reduced material usage and as a result, reduced costs. The potential of adding lamination and high quality print to the flutes also opens up a world of packaging that is both visually and structurally effective.”

Intended to save on the production and storage of die cutting forms, the Highcon Euclid IIIC machine provides features digital technology which enable JIT production, short runs, customized perforations with cleaner edges and easier opening, and variable data etching for customization.

The Euclid IIIC is capable of handling single wall, laminated, N F G E and B-flute from 1mm to 3mm/ 40-120 points.

Image: The new Highcon Euclid IIIC machine for corrugated. Photo: courtesy of Highcon Systems Ltd.