Utilized for a variety of processes, including web direction laser scoring, slitting or micro-perforating.
Cross-Web systems provide scoring and perforating of materials in the cross-web direction.
Zone Process Series has the ability to add scoring or perforating features within a defined “Width” or “Zone” across the web.
Preco's High Speed Perforating systems are designed to add consistent micro-perforated holes into polymeric films.
FlashLite WD Modules offer laser scoring and laser micro-perforating for easy-open, easy-fill and easy-breathe packaging.
FlashLite CW Modules provide high-speed, cross web laser processing for scoring, marking and micro-perforating.
Preco, Inc. was the first to pioneer the use of industrial lasers to modify and enhance flexible packaging material. We continually expand our laser systems technology and contract service capabilities to meet the needs of the growing market for convenient easy-open, breathable and microwave venting packaging applications.
Preco has developed a number of proprietary and patented technologies for exclusive use in our laser systems for the flexible packaging market. Our application engineers apply this same technology in our contract services production. Utilizing this technology on a daily basis provides valuable feedback for improving the capability and performance of our laser systems. Preco’s application engineers identify and provide reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction. Most companies cannot offer the depth of resources and expertise that Preco has in this area.
Our proven technologies include AcuTear® laser scoring for easy open/easy tear controlled tear propagation, while maintaining package strength and barrier properties. Laser scoring can be straight line, contour to allow access to zipper and for peel & reseal features. AcuBreathe® perforations in packaging films are helpful to achieve controlled airflow and moisture release for extending fresh cut produce shelf life and for burst protection during transportation. In addition, Preco’s AcuBreathe technology features patented laser beam compression hardware and software that produce the most consistent and round holes in the industry. AcuVent® is used to produce controlled depth laser score segments (vents) in flexible packaging. When placed in a microwave the steam generated from within the package bursts through the vents, automatically ventilating the package for a perfect microwave product.
The need for the highest yields and production rates calls for rotary die cutting that delivers flexibility and speed.
The four post hydraulic press is our standard flat bed die cutting system and is available in a variety of platen sizes.
Preco, Inc. incorporates cutting edge technology in every die press they manufacture. An investment in a Preco built hydraulic 4-post die press, a rotary press or lamination system will increase your manufacturing capacity.
Die cutting enables you to cut, score, kiss-cut and perforate for a variety of packaging applications. With both sheet-fed and web-fed capabilities, Preco combines automation with precision for processing foam, paper and film, plastic, cardboard and other packaging materials. Our standard line-up offers many models for most applications and custom-built systems to meet your specific product requirements are also available.
As the market for convenient easy-open, easy-tear, easy-breathe and easy-fill packaging continues to expand, Preco has expanded both its technology and capacity to meet the needs of the market. With both laser systems and processing services, Preco can help manufacturers by providing high quality, cost-effective flexible packaging.
Preco machines feature patented laser beam compression hardware and software that produce the most consistent and round holes in the industry, even at high processing speeds (up to 1200 fpm). Plus, with the capacity to handle rolls up to 50 inches wide, these machines accomodate the growing demand for large bags and pouches used for pet foods and fertilizer.