DC 350

The GM DC350 takes label production to the next level, with highly automated, super-fast converting.

Featuring high-speed, semi-rotary varnishing and die-cutting as standard, this modular platform can be upgraded easily with value-added options including multilayer labels, laser cutter, hot foil, screen-printing modules and much more.

The DC350 combines our continuous R&D with proven product features and is fully compatible with all major digital presses for trouble-free inline converting.
Configure your converting line to exact specifications with:

  • Jumbo roll unwinder with integrated roll lift
  • SmartFlexo – semi-rotary flexo station(s)
  • SmartLoad – automatic flexible die changing system
  • Double Speed Die module – running at up to 140 m/min
  • SmartStrip – servo-controlled waste matrix stripping and rewinding
  • SmartLam – multilayer option for peel & reveal labels
  • SmartSlit – automatic knife positioning system
  • SmartCrush – ultra-quick set crush knife system
  • SmartTurret – servo-controlled automatic turret rewinder
  • Hot foil and screen-printing modules
  • Web-advance for fast roll change

The GM DC350 platform was born to be modular, so if the market changes, new modules can be retrofitted quickly. Even third-party technology, such as a digital inkjet module, can be integrated for true hybrid production.

Technical Specification DC350
Web Width 50 – 350 mm
Substrate Thicknesses 50 – 200 g/m²
Die Station
Semi-Rotary Web Speed 80 m/min
Full-Rotary Web Speed 130 m/min
Die plate size 50.8 – 558.8 mm
Rewinder/Unwinder
Max. diameter on unwind 1000 mm
Max. unwind reel weight 350 kg
Max. diameter on dual shaft rewind 700 mm
Max. diameter on turret 450 mm
Core diameter 76.2 mm
Flexo Station
Print cylinder size 254 – 482.6 mm
Spot varnish option with registration and slow run
Slitting Station
Knife Type Pneumatic crush, razor, SmartCrush, shear, SmartSlit
Min. distance crush/razor 12.7 mm
Max. number of crush/razor knives 14
Min. distance SmartCrush 30 mm
Max. number of SmartCrush knives 11
Min. distance shear 10 mm
Min. distance SmartSlit 20 mm
Max. number of knives 16
Power / Air 3x400V+N+PE, 32A, 6 bar
Size (WxDxH) 5.9 x 2.3 x 1.7 m
Exhaust Ø100 mm, 800 m3/h, external.
DC 350 Modules
Laser Module
Ideal for short run, on-demand production, the GM laser cuts a wide range of substrates and can be added to existing systems in just a few days. With minimal spot size and optimized wavelength, the laser’s melting edge is minimised to eliminate burn marks. The module can be fully connected to the cloud and integrate into your MIS for automated workflow. Optional QR barcode reader enables hands-free automated job changes.
SmartFlexo
Add 1, 2, or 3 flexo modules to the configuration for more value-adding options. Modules can be configured as semi-rotary or full rotary re-register groups and are designed for flood varnishing, cold foiling or printing of specific colours.
Hot-Foil
The 50-ton hot foil module uses multiple foil streams and features a turning tower for the largest possible design options. This all-in-one solution enables embossing and foiling in one process. It comes with built-in foil saver and electronic temperature control, while the dwell time and speed can be precisely adjusted digitally.
Screen Printing
Essential for the production of wine labels and other high-value labels, the servo-driven precision flatbed screen-printing unit can add high-build varnishes, print custom spot colours, create scratch-off effects and much more. The module can be equipped with cost-effective and widely available frames and features a large reflector UV lamp for fast and effective drying. Multiple screen-printing heads can be fitted on each line.
Die-Cutting
The semi-rotary die-cutting module sits at the heart of our finishing lines. As standard, it comes with auto-register and plate distortion adjustment for full use of older plate inventory. Optionally, it can be equipped with a plate loader and automatic GapMaster functionality. The die has a standard stroke of up to 25” supporting even the biggest labels. The standard unit can be replaced with our Double Speed Die module, which has a max speed of 140 m/min. Conventional waste matrix stripping and rewinding can be upgraded to the GM SmartStrip servo-controlled system.
Rewinding
In short-run production, the operator spends a lot of time at the rewinding station, so we have given this area special attention adding stepless tension and easy to use quick-change mode with pneumatic airshafts. The rewinding section can be configured with a standard dual rewinder or a turret rewinder. In turret rewinding mode, there is the option of semi-automatic (operator web cutting) or fully automatic (automated cutting). With a changeover time of less than 10 seconds, this is one of the fastest systems on the market.
Longford Booklet Feeder
Integrating a high-speed surge feeder module is an ideal solution for booklet labels, coupon labels and label-on-label processing with various sizes and formats. This feeds booklets to a pinch point of the finishing system at speeds of up to 35,000 pieces per hour.
Media
 The DC350 – a new benchmark in the label world  GM NEW DC350 – Fully Integrated Converting Line for Labels
   
 GM SmartLoad  GM Double Speed Die module
 
 GM SmartStrip