THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING
Groupe Vacher’s expertise in the packaging sector
Convertors need to know their die-cutters have the skills and understanding of the equipment required to produce good quality dies. The BOBST die-cutting certification is a guarantee of excellence. All BOBST certified die-makers have been assessed as displaying a positive and forward-thinking attitude to quality standards, automation innovation and numerical production processes. They have thus proven they have the mindset and approach to production sought for by convertors.
Within the framework of the certification process, die-makers’ capacity, knowledge and understanding of tooling manufacturing processes are evaluated and developed by a BOBST tooling specialist. This enables to ascertain they work efficiently while optimising their equipment to produce excellent cutting dies and implement the best industrial practices at all stages in the process thus ascertaining quality packaging.
Groupe Vacher via its Vacher Marcel division is proud to have been awarded dual certification for flatbed dies (compact and corrugated cardboard).
VACHER MARCEL AND SGM ARE SPECIALISED IN PACKAGING
These two divisions of Groupe Vacher work in close collaboration to enable you to perform cutting and embossing in one single step. We also have numerous solutions available to help save time and bolster productivity when it comes to stamping tooling.
For your future creation projects, turn to Groupe VACHER, the second European die-maker and only BOBST certified die-maker to this day in France to make the difference to your packaging. SGM (metal die-making expert) is a key partner for any packaging converting project.
From testing to the final product, we offer a range of services appreciated by the big names in the luxury sector. We are the faithful interpreters of your projects.
PACKAGING DIE-CUTTERS IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Cardboard printing and converting is evolving at lighting speed towards digital solutions. Bobst, the world leader of cutting tooling for cardboard packaging was a pioneer in this field with several innovations both in the areas of printing and converting. One of these is the use of RFID chips on tooling used for cutting and creasing cardboard to enable communication with the machine.
Groupe Vacher was awarded certification by the Swiss group in 2019 to integrate the technology named Toollink. We are to this day the first French die-maker to sell these connected tools.
Two French convertors have already equipped themselves. One of them had served as a beta-testing site. Much like a plug and play device, the cutting system recognises the tool as soon as it is assembled. Settings are implemented immediately and completely automatically. All motorised guides put themselves in position based on the job to be performed. The result is more flexible machines that are ready to start a new production run more quickly after a change of settings. atériaux utilisés dans les outillages, aciers et mousses par exemple.
TAKING THE DIE-MAKING PROFESSION ONE STEP FURTHER
The use of connected machines would save 10 minutes relative to a setup carried out in 30 minutes in the simplest cases, 2 hours in the more complicated cases. Thanks to onboard intelligence, machine performance is also enhanced as one can gain insight into whether a blade is getting worn faster than others and thus program its replacement in advance. We view these connected machines as a means of taking the die-making profession one step further.
Producing a packaging cutting die is a blend, an encounter between craftspeople and industry. Each step calls upon specific know-how which thus instils considerable value to tooling.
For this reason, we do not wish to come across as a “low cost” option and prefer to position ourselves relative to the quality and efficiency of our solutions while also providing a high-quality service.
Thanks to digitalisation, we will soon be in a position to assert that a “High Performance Tool” Vacher cutting die is not a die like any other…
Analysis of data stemming from the collection of Toollink chip information will soon enable to reinforce knowledge of materials used in tooling such as steel and foam for example.
Dynamic stripping tool made on our Hybrid setter machine, we had 40 up run on a Bobst 106
Angle lock tool to a 28 up die with 5mm double cut
Making a lower stripper to remove very small waste
Phoenolic put in place on a steel plate with our easypress
Steel counterplate with reverse cut
Vacher Marcel + SGM
Integrated embossing with a cresing line going through
Making a dynamic ejector for a Bobst mastercut
Designing a counter plate to facilitate application and improve the stamping stretch on the case