Printing and packaging company Byblos has acquired the NOVACUT 106 ER Autoplaten die-cutter, its first investment in a BOBST-produced machine.

Equipped with the latest technology, the machine is claimed to deliver better versatility without compromising on productivity or perfomance.

The NOVACUT 106 ER Autoplaten die-cutter has an integrated stripping and blanking speed of up to 8,000 sheets per minute.

The operator-friendly design ensures easy machine accessibility and quick and accurate deployment of its equipment and tools.

The machine’s automatic equipment centring, quick-locking systems and dial indicators for accurate tooling adjustments reduce the time taken for fitting the machine while the included HMI SPHERE interface reduces workload and helps enhance efficiency.

Byblos expects additional improvements in its operational efficiency and production capabilities in the future as a result of this machine.

Byblos Printing Press’ CEO Ziad Metni said: “While looking for ways to boost our productivity and capacity, the BOBST NOVACUT 106 ER stood out for various reasons.

“Our needs included improving efficiency and productivity, enhancing the quality and precision of our output, entering new markets and expanding our offerings, staying competitive, and streamlining operations to reduce costs. NOVACUT 106 ER ticks every box for us, and we are already beginning to see these benefits realised in our day-to-day operations.”

Byblos caters to a range of industry sectors, including the pharmaceutical, food, publishing, and tobacco markets.

The company has more than 80 dedicated packaging professionals and a reported annual turnover of approximately $5m.

Recently, printed packaging and point-of-sale displays specialist Swanline Group acquired two new machines from Swiss machinery manufacturer BOBST.