The new and unique VariAngle Unit is a V-notch cutting tool that cuts at any angle between 0° and 60°.
The VariAngle is a unique tool only offered by Esko. It automatically changes the cutting angle of the knife in increments of 0,5 degrees. The cutting lines can be defined in the structural design file or directly in iPC, the Kongsberg table’s front-end software.
With conventional V-notch solutions, you have to either stop the production to change tools or blade angle. The new VariAngle lets you run the cutting table without the need of interventions during the production.
The angle-range offered by the VariAngle Unit enables both straight-cuts (0°) and V-notch with one and the same tool.
This increases the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by at least 25% and eliminates the need for the operator to handle sharp cutting blades.
The VariAngle tool is really a productivity booster, we now run both straight cuts (0 degrees) and V-notch folding lines without switching tools. The VariAngle tool switches between all angles from 0 to 60 degrees seamlessly. We are now able to offer our customers display designs that are not possible with yesterday's technology.
André Dargan, Owner and CEO, Dargan AS
The VariAngle tool works with fluted core board, honeycomb board, soft foam board and triple wall corrugated. It can straight cut materials with a thickness up to 30mm and V-notch up to 20mm (60-degree V-notch up to 16mm).
With the VariAngle Unit we have got a solution that gives us more than 25% increased productivity on our Kongsberg C cutting board. Since we can now cut both straight cuts (0 degrees) and 45 degrees V-notch lines without using vibrating knife or switching tools we also achieve a finer cut, as well as less noise and dust from the cutting process.
Gisle Nesbakk, Managing Director, Reklamepartner
ArtiosCAD 20 supports a generic V-notch line type where V-notch cut, or V-notch crease angles can be defined between 0° and 60°. degrees. The angle definitions are supported and transferred to all Esko software (Studio, iPC).
This gives designers of POP displays and packaging new possibilities to design.
The VariAngle Tool needs iPC 2.4 or higher and can be used on Kongsberg C and Kongsberg XP machines (not on the Kongsberg XP Auto).