Branding specialist Novograf has purchased a Kongsberg XP44 cutting table after seeing it at Fespa.
The machine, which was ordered though supplier Esko, is due to be installed at the East Kilbride company at the end of August.
The XP44 will help produce the company’s portfolio of large-scale graphics products, including wall and window graphics, displays, signage and floor graphics.
Operations manager Alan Marshall said: "It is easy to use and that helps us be more creative, productive and turn work around faster. We also liked the size of platform it offers. There are no longer lots of 500 to 600 sheet jobs. Plenty are only three or four sheets and we need to handle them cost effectively."
The new machine will replace two older Kongsberg tables. Marshall added: "We have four Kongsberg tables that are more than 25 years old and they still work well."
The XP44 is designed to cut packaging and POS displays from CAD drawings and includes automatic loading and unloading. It can handle a wide range of materials including foam, foamboard and plastic corrugated.
"One of the main considerations was to be able to work with coarser and thicker materials. We currently handle a lot of film but nothing above 5mm," added Marshall.
"We work in a lot of niche markets and design and develop every project to fit the customer’s requirements. That means we need to innovate continuously to help them achieve market differentiation. The table will help us become slicker with our production," he said.