drupa 2016 was the launchpad for the Xeikon FDU, a newly-developed flatbed die-cut unit.
The Xeikon FDU was developed for end-to-end printing and converting for folding carton printers and is ideal for near-line finishing of digital work. It can also accommodate offset litho runs.
This 2000-sheet-per-hour flatbed system handles sheet sizes from 400 x 400mm up to 530 x 1000mm and a maximum die cut size of 490 x 700mm.
Substrate thickness can range from 160 to 890 micron for paper and carton board and also micro-flute corrugated board can be finished, making it ideal for completing offset as well as digital runs.
The FDU is unique in the fact that it used a step and repeat die tool which reduces cost of tooling and substantially reduce set-up time. Furthermore, the die cutter comes standard with a tool-less stipping unit and delivers high quality, nick free blacks.