Kawahara Blanking Machine

Powerful offline blanking machines - no more hand stripping! Perfect for IML requirements!


Origins of the TXR

From an idea conceived in the early 1990s, Kawahara Packaging created its first blanking machine in order to solve delays at hand stripping aBer jobs had been diecut. The machine became known as the TXR Blank Separator.


Other print companies in Japan became interested in the idea and so Kawahara established TXR manufacturing and service operaons to fulfil demand from the domesc market. The early models (most of which are still running today) used a hydraulic system. The modern TXR works through a combinaon of pneumacs, electronics, and a powerful Mitsubishi motor at its heart.




Concept & Capabilities of the TXR

Featuring a unique pin bed system the TXR utilizes 4000 pins for all tpyes of sheet layouts. It is extremely economic tooling which can be used again and again.

The main operational process is as follows:



1. During make ready, the machine automatically configures itself to the job pattern using a die cut sheet as a basis for a simple templte. Templates can be prepared offline at any time. Make ready typically takes less than 15 minutes and the templates are kept for repeat jobs. 


2. Pins are distributed by the TXR automaticlaly between the upper and lower pin beds, creating a job pattern. The pins in the lower bed support the blanks during the stripping and the pins in the upper bed push down on the waste.  


3. The blanking cycle takes 30 seconds, and over 200 sheets of cartonboard can be processed in each cycle (even more for thinner materials) The TXR can strip paper, cartonboard, polypropylene and many other plastics. 




TXR Options

There are two different machines sold in the TXR series. The smaller TXR 800 model and the larger TXR 1100 unit. Overviews of each model are shown below: