Gardner, Massachusetts based New England Wooden Ware Packaging and Displays (NEWW) announced that it has purchased a new five-color Kolbus RD 115S Flexo Rotary Die Cutter to upgrade its current printing capabilities. The German-built, fully servo Kolbus RD115S will replace NEWW’s existing 2008 115-inch six-color Hycorr Rotary Die Cutter. 

The RD 115S is the newest innovation from Kolbus, featuring advanced technology including image stretch/shrink functionality, plate skewing for fine adjustments without opening the machine, a feed unit with repeatable sheet separation with servo driven feed wheels and lift grid, and a rigid cast iron frame die cutter module. “Convenient features like the pneumatic plate locking mechanism and the individual servo drives on the plate cylinder, impression roll, and sheet transport make the RD 115S stand out,” said Ryan Clark, Sales Manager, Kolbus America. “The automatic register adjustment while running is a game changer.” 

“After looking into several machines, we’re pleased with our purchase of the Kolbus RD 115S,” said Steve MacDonald, Plant Manager at NEWW. “We felt that Kolbus was the best option not only for our current customer base but for our future growth as a company. The RD 115S will allow NEWW to offer a higher level of print quality and improve our capabilities.”

“We’ve seen tremendous interest in our RD 115S,” added Clark. “It’s been building momentum ever since our first U.S. based install at a prominent integrated. It comes as no surprise given Kolbus’ push to become a lead supplier of flexo rotary die cutters. With Kolbus’ commitment to our customers, German engineering standards, and one of the shortest lead times in the industry, we plan on continuing to make an impact in the industry.”

NEWW will be the first facility on the East coast to offer the Kolbus RD 115S printing capabilities, and the third in North America to purchase this innovative machine. Installation is scheduled for Q2 2022.