19. April | Cutting die | Folding Boxes | Innovation & digitalization | Service

Die-cutting 4.0.

Packaging production requires - among other things - a die-cutting machine and cutting-dies. At the present time: there is no connection between die-cutting machine, cutting-die and user.

The future: CONNECT|M. A software solution that connects the die-cutting machine and the tool with the user on a cloud-based system. For performance tracking and tool management. The basis for maximum transparency in packaging production. 


Maximum visibility in packaging production.

Performance tracking and good tool management in packaging production are difficult to integrate. This is because currently the die-cutting process - in contrast to the printing process - is still analog-based. Digital connection is therefore missing. Die-cutting machine, tool and user are not connected. If data on the tool and its performance are to be collected, this can often only be done manually offline and involving a great deal of effort. Often the resulting data is unreliable. The situation is similar for tool management:  time lost finding production tools, problems in the structured organization of tool maintenance, and no documented information about key performance indicators of the tool are the order of the day.

The future: Connect|M. A special, newly developed software combined with various hardware components. Cameras, sensors and QR codes will provide a connection between tool, die-cutting machine and operator in your production. With this digital connection, we will provide you with the finest performance tracking and most efficient tool management. This will enable you to identify trends as well as potential and, thanks to the key indicators obtained, you will have the perfect basis for your decisions on all aspects of the die-cutting process. For maximum transparency in packaging production.

Performance tracking.
CONNECT|M's performance tracking option ensures that key performance indicators are determined quickly and easily at the push of a button. This will give you an overview of the most important key indicators for each of your tools. In this way, comparison of different tools with each other is just as possible as the comparison of a single tool on different machines. Even objective performance comparisons of several production sites is simplified with CONNECT|M. The results of the performance tracking are impressive: based on these key indicators, you will be able to benchmark, identify trends, identify potential and so increase the performance of your packaging production step by step. At each of your locations.

Tool management.
Tool management is also a significant component in efficient packaging production. To sum up: the tool must be quickly located, maintenance ensured, and quick and efficient re-ordering made possible. Defining key performance indicators for each individual tool also helps to ensure efficient use. In other words, tool availability must function perfectly. Your advantage: long searches and time-consuming unplanned tool reworking will be a thing of the past. Simply transport your production tool to the die-cutting machine and start producing packaging.

CONNECT|M - for maximum transparency in packaging production.

Would you like to know more about CONNECT|M? We will be happy to advise you. Your Marbach specialist Dominic Fischer is looking forward to hearing from you. Phone: +49 7131 918-453 E-mail:


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