Packaging and Labelling
News 21 August 2014
Esko and Highcon enter OEM agreement
Esko and Highcon have expanded its partnership with an OEM agreement that will see Highcon distribute, install and support the Esko CAD digital dront end (DFE) software as a complement to the Highcon Elucid. The system is available immediately

Esko’s CAD software is already the standard for processing structural designs for production on the Highcon Euclid. It converts packaging structures to the finishing format required by the Euclid, which receives its CAD cutting and creasing information from ArtiosCAD prepared or converted DFX files. With the new OEM agreement, the Euclid will now offer an on-board software tool, the Highcon Light Editor that allows Euclid operators to take advantage of digital technology by editing crease and cut lines in the structural design of the job at the point of production, including the ability to incorporate last-minute changes. It also enables optimizing of nicks by increasing or decreasing their size or adding or removing them; and adding, removing or editing stripping lines.

"This late-stage capability is especially important in an environment where run lengths and cycle times are compressed," Richard Deroo, product manager structural design at Esko said. "Packaging converters accept files from a wide variety of sources, and it is essential that they have the ability to control final structures at the point of production to ensure a consistent quality product with limited waste and downtime."
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