POLAR LabelSystem DC-11plus

At LabelExpo Europe, POLAR will showcase its highly-automated LabelSystem DC-11plus. With a capacity of up to 1,440 label packs per hour, this die-cutting system sets the benchmark in wet-glue label production. It is the first presentation of POLAR with its cooperation partner Gallus (5C31).

POLAR LabelSystem DC-11plus

POLAR LabelSystem DC-11plus is designed for the highly-automated inline production of banded die-cut labels. In 60 minutes, up to 1,440 packs can be manufactured with minimum staff. The operator is supported by a menu-driven setup which considerably reduces the required time. A job changeover is possible within just 15 minutes thanks to the “OptiChange” feature. Even cutting waste can be minimized.

OnePunchRegister needs only one single package to correctly adjust the cutting die to the printed image. This LabelSystem also reflects POLAR’s famous accuracy in cutting. Ultimate die-cutting precision is ensured by locking the material in position. All settings on the LabelSystem can be made without any tools

Production process

The production run of POLAR’s LabelSystem DC-11plus is as follows: First of all, the printed sheets to be processed are positioned in the automatic jogger, with perfectly aligned edges. The jogger has an integrated counting scale which ensures uniform cutting reams. After that, POLAR high-speed cutter N 115 PRO HD trims the ream on all four sides, before it cuts the material into strips.

POLAR’s LabelSystem DC-11plus
Fig.: Precutting into strips.

Automatic cutting machine POLAR Autocut 25plus takes these strips and cuts two of them, each, into single label stacks. An automatic label feeding system separates the two label stacks transporting them individually into the system die-cutter. After that the punching stamp pushes the stack through the cutting die (puncture principle) where the stack is given its intended shape.

POLAR LabelSystem DC-11plus
Fig.: Banded wet-glue labels.

After die-cutting, the label packs are automatically carried onto the BDplus single-head bander and banded together. The ultrasonic welding unit in the BD machine does not require preheating. It is therefore always ready for use, is gentle on the material and does not cause any unpleasant odors.

LabelSystem DC-11plus is not only suited for all common label papers, but also for other materials, such as plastic cards.

Press Release: POLAR