Cross Web Series Large Area Laser Processing

Preco Cross Web Flexible Packaging Machine

High-Speed Multi-Directional Laser Processing

Certain applications for the flexible packaging industry require the laser beam to move across the web for scoring and shape processing. Preco designs Cross Web Systems that offer a unique advantage over others in the industry with the use of our patented AcuPower™ power control. AcuPower automatically adjusts laser power "on-the-fly" based on the beam movement. This technology is essential to the quality and consistency in cross web processing. It allows our systems to hold tight score tolerances throughout a run, from the beginning to the end of a roll, and while the roll handler is speeding up or slowing down.

Applications

  • Cross Web Scoring – Straight line, controlled-depth scoring in the cross web direction (for easy-open features)
  • Shape Scoring – for promotional items, pour spouts and product tampering
  • Microwave Venting - Controlled depth and/or through-cut line segments (dashes/slits)

On-the-fly processing.

Preco's AcuPower™ power control automatically adjusts the laser power "on-the-fly" based on the movement of the beams. This technology is essential to the quality and consistency of cross web processing. 

AcuTear application created with a Cross Web Series Machine

This series was designed to process shapes on-the-fly and continuous or intermittent scoring for easy-open packages including accommodating resealable or zipper features.

MATERIALS

  • Plastic Films
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • EVOH
  • Nylon
  • Laminations
  • Foils 
  • PLA

CAPABILITIES

  • Laser Scoring
  • Laser Micro-Perforating
  • Laser Slitting

Features & Benefits

Just some of the many benefits of buying a Preco Cross Web Series laser machine.

Non-Contact Processing

Eliminates inconsistencies of knives and mechanical perforators

Various Materials and Thicknesses

Process a variety of packaging materials ranging in thickness to 12 mil

Superior Score Quality

Consistent depth and uniformity of scoreline. Repeatable strength and tear quality

Customizable Equipment

Laser systems operate as stand alone units or can be integrated into an existing production line

Ramp Up – Ramp Down Control

Eliminates scrap caused by overpowering of material at slower than normal processing speeds

Quick Setup and Pattern Change

Easy to use Windows® based software enables adjustable score depths and perforation hole size and spacing

Eyespot Registration

Registers eyespots before processing and aligns process pattern and process spacing

Closed Loop Power Control (Optional)

Precision control of laser energy, unique to Preco

Tech Specs

Technical parameters are based on a baseline standard but all Preco Cross Web Series laser machines can be customized to meet your product's needs.

  Vertical Horizontal
Lasers 1 - 8 1 - 4 
Output Heads 1 - 8 1 - 4
Cross Axis Beam Adjustment Rows 2 Rows (4 output heads per row maximum) 1 Row (4 output heads per row maximum)
Laser Power 100 - 160 Watts
(Other laser sizes available per request)
200 - 1,000 Watts
(Other laser sizes available per request)
System Footprint Cross Web: 3048 mm (120 in.) Cross Web: 3150 mm (124 in.)
Web Direction: 2134 mm (84 in.) Web Direction: 2134 mm (84 in.)
Height: 2800 mm (110 in.) Height: 2440 mm (96 in.)
Web Width Standard 1600 mm (63 in.)
Laser Wavelengths  9.3 µm, 10.2 µm or 10.6 µm
Scan Head 3-Axis
AcuBeam™ Software Included
Patented AcuPower™ Control Adjustment of laser power "on-the-fly" based on beam movements
Safety Enclosure Class 1
Lower Web Stabilization Support Included 
Dual-Level Work Platform For perforating and venting applications (Optional)
Venting Speed (short slit pattern) Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft./min)
Scoring Speed  Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft./min)
Perforating Speed Up to 457 m/min (1,500 ft./min)
Perforation Hole Size  130 µm (0.005 in.) and greater
Perforating Precision  1:1.4 Hole aspect ratio
Power Requirements Controller: 208VAC, 3PH, 60Hz
Chiller: 460VAC, 3PH, 60Hz

The above data is subject to change. All specifications are dependent on laser power, material type and thickness, and process platform - consult with a Preco associate.

Laser Equipment Line for Flexible Packaging

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ZonePro Series

Small Area Laser Processing

The ZonePro series has the ability to add scoring or perforating features within a defined width or "zone" across the flexible packaging material.

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Cross Web Series

Large Area Laser Processing

The Cross Web Series was designed to laser perforate, score and cut shapes or lines on-the-fly across the web.

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Web Direction Series

Laser Processing Machine

Designed for laser micro-perforating, scoring and microwave venting in the web direction with high-speed capabilities.

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FlashLite Laser Modules

Compact Integratabtle Laser Modules

FlashLite Modules offer laser scoring and laser micro-perforating for easy-open, easy-fill and easy breathe packaging.

Have Questions? Contact Us

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Equipment Sales

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VP, Laser Equipment
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Sales Manager – Laser Packaging
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Salvatore Scarvaci

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