• Flexible: the Kongsberg X Edge.
    Flexible: the Kongsberg X Edge.

Graphic arts supplier Esko has expanded its Kongsberg range of digital cutting tables with the new Kongsberg X Edge, which it describes as a fully-upgradable table design that offers productivity, flexibility, and reliability.

The Kongsberg X Edge, available worldwide now, operates at speeds of up to 30 m/min with acceleration of 0.3G. Esko bills it as able to handle a broad spectrum of display, signage, and packaging applications ranging from kiss cutting vinyl to heavy-duty milling.

According to Russell Weller, product manager at Esko, the Kongsberg X Edge brings flexible upgradability to the Kongsberg series.

“As your company grows, the Kongsberg X Edge evolves with you. It can be easily upgraded in terms of both speed and acceleration to ensure it keeps up with your business demands.

“The Kongsberg X Edge delivers this high production speed and outstanding cutting quality at a remarkable price. Moreover, the Kongsberg X Edge design avoids the impact of costly reinvestment when a business expands, not only delivering exceptional cutting quality but also unlocking future production flexibility and profitability,” he said.

Weller says that the table is suitable for short-run production, sample-making, and other packaging-related jobs as well as sign and display.

“The extra fast tool loading, auto recognition, and calibration features are ideal for short run jobs, with the added flexibility of an optional conveyor system available to support automated board and roll feeding when required.

“Esko connects hardware and software to streamline your production from start to finish, from design to shipping. Having secured a reputation for delivering speed, precision, and production power through superior engineering and build quality, Esko now brings next generation innovation to its portfolio with the Kongsberg X Edge,” he said.

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