Esko Kongsberg X Starter Signage & Display Production

The reliable cutter for signage and displays production at an attractive investment level

Esko Kongsberg X Starter Signage & Display Production

The Kongsberg X Starter for signage comes in two versions, one basic version without milling and one with the MultiCUT tool head offering milling productivity and a camera system.

The MultiCUT combines all the tool insert options with a milling spindle up to 45.000 RPM. It’s perfect for a wide range of signage materials. The air-cooled milling bit assures edge quality during high-speed milling of acrylics and other synthetics. The switch-operated bit exchange eliminates the need for hand tools.

The camera system and innovative front-end software make it the perfect entry level solution for signage production.

Benefits of using a Kongsberg X Starter

The Kongsberg X Starter is an entry level table for sample making, signage and display. With the Kongsberg X Starter you invest in the tooling options you need, with the knowledge that you can always upgrade at a later stage, when your business grows to new materials, applications, volume or segment.

Kongsberg X Starter is the Kongsberg experience for less.


Upgrade as you grow

With Kongsberg X Starter you have a safe entry to digital finishing with the flexibility to upgrade to more speed or versatility whenever you like to. Find out more about upgrading.

Range of materials

Finish the widest range of materials

The wide range of specialty tools offers speed, power and flexibility to automatically handle a wide variety of materials, such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, coating blankets, wood and a long list of plastics.

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Range of materials

User-friendly operation

  • Unobstructed tabletop access from all sides
  • Very efficient advanced dynamic safety system complies with international regulations
X20 X22 X24 X44 X46 X48
Work area, all tools 1680 x 1270mm
66 x 50 In.
1680 x 2190mm
66 x 86 In.
1680 x 3200mm
66 x 126 In.
2210 x 3200mm
87 x 126 In.
2210 x 4800mm
87 x 189 In.
2210 x 6550mm
87 x 258 In.
Max. material size 1740 x 1750mm
68 x 69 In.
1740 x 2570mm
68 x 101 In.
1740 x 3575mm
68 x 140 In.
2270 x 3575mm
89 x 140 In.
2270 x 5250mm
89 x 206 In.
2270 x 6930mm
90 x 273 In.
Max. material width
with conveyor system
1680mm
66 In.
1680mm
66 In.
1680mm
66 In.
2210mm
87 In.
2210mm
87 In.
N/A.
Overall dimensions
with front panel
2800 x 2200mm
110 x 85 In.
2800 x 3100mm
110 x 122 In.
2800 x 4100mm
110 x 161 In.
3330 x 4100mm
131 x 161 In.
N/A N/A
Overall dimensions
with RWS(1)(2)
3610 x 1900mm
143 x 75 In.
3610 x 2850mm
140 x 111 In.
3610 x 3850mm
143 x 151 In.
4140 x 3850mm
165 x 151 In.
4140 x 5550mm
165 x 217 In.
4140 x 7200mm
165 x 283 In.
Weight 455 kg
1000 lbs
525 kg
1150 lbs
630 kg
1390 lbs
815 kg
1800 lbs
1150 kg
2540 lbs
1485 kg
3270 lbs
Position accuracy(3) ±200 μm
±.0078"
±300 μm
±.012"
±350 μm
±.014"
±400 μm
±.016"
Repeatability ±50 μm
±.0019"
±60 μm
±.0023"
Maximum speed 50 m/min – 33 IPS
Maximum acceleration(4) 5.6 m/s2 - 0.56 G 5.4 m/s2 - 0.54 G
Vertical tool force Standard tool stations: 220 N. PowerHead crease station: 500 N
No. of vacuum
sections
2 2 4 4 4 4
Standard traverse
clearance(5)
50 mm – 2" or 95 mm – 3 ¾", depending on Application Kit and model size
Optional traverse
clearance(5)
High clearance 95 mm – 3 ¾", available for models with 50 mm – 2" clearance as standard
Operator safety Included is the DynaGuard Safety System, which protects the operator and bystanders from potential machine hazards. The movable parts of the machine (traverse, carriage) are surrounded by a set of photocell sensors that, if activated, will immediately stop the machine and wait for the operator to resume operation.
  1. Measured with revolving workstation in its standard position
  2. Conveyor feed option will add marginally to the length dimension
  3. Applies across total work area, with standard traverse clearance
  4. May be reduced with certain tool- and configuration combinations
  5. Measured without cutting underlay. Max. cutting thickness is tool dependent. Ref. to Technical Specification booklet for further details

Perfect quality on a wide range of materials

Wood veneer

Wood veneer
  • Furniture
  • Sign making
  • Box lining

Corrugated board

Corrugated board
  • Short-run of boxes on demand
  • Sample boxes
  • POP displays
  • Wooden box replacements

Foam

Foam
  • Protective packaging
  • Sign making

Plexiglass and acrylic

Plexiglass and acrylic
  • Engraving
  • Furniture
  • Trophy
  • Sign making
  • Front panels

MDF

MDF
  • Displays
  • Furniture
  • Sign making

Textile

Textile
  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Advertising items
  • Roll-up

Vinyl and adhesives

Vinyl and adhesives
  • Short-run label production
  • Vinyl for banners, cars, shops, ...
  • Sign making

Aluminium

Aluminium
  • Displays
  • Sign making

Folding carton

Folding carton
  • Samples from all grades of folding carton
  • Generate sample counters based on ArtiosCAD integration

Honeycomb, rigid paper board and fluted core board

Honeycomb, rigid paper board and fluted core board
  • Pallets
  • Displays
  • Protective packaging
  • Furniture

Solid board

Solid board
  • Speciality packaging
  • Gift packaging

Plastics

Plastics
  • Boxes for presents and cosmetics
  • Document folders
  • Rain covers and sun shading
  • Credit cards
  • Light boxes
  • Pop-up

ACM

ACM
  • Displays
  • Advertising items
  • Sign making
  • Boxes

Foam board

Foam board
  • Sign making
  • Posters
  • Displays
  • Models of buildings, etc...

Corrugated plastic

Corrugated plastic
  • Boxes
  • Displays

Carpet

Carpet
  • Carpets with different forms or logos combining colors
  • Personalized shapes

Drawing

Drawing
  • Pre-mounting for flexo plates
  • Plots on paper, Mylar foil or directly onto dieboard

Gaskets

Gaskets
  • Gaskets for cars, pumps, liquids, ...

Rubber

Rubber
  • Die rubber (no drying time required)
  • Mouse mats
  • Complementary items for shoes
  • Magnetic foil

Paper

Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Exhibitors lining
  • Box lining

Varnish blankets

Varnish blankets
  • Varnish blankets for offset print can be cut in perfect register with the printing press

Wood

Wood
  • Displays
  • Furniture
  • Sign making

Flexo plates

Flexo plates
  • Cut flexo plates with our without bevel
  • Integration with Esko's Digital Flexo Suite is available

Kongsberg X Starter tooling

Milling with MultiCUT

The MultiCUT combines all the tool insert options with a milling spindle up to 60.000 RPM. This makes it the most versatile solution for POP display makers and sign producers. who can process flexible substrates to folding carton to hard PVC and acrylic panels.

The air-cooled milling bit assures edge quality during high-speed milling of acrylics and other synthetics. The switch-operated bit exchange eliminates the need for hand tools.

Milling with MultiCUT

Highly accurate cutting on flexible & thin materials with the FlexiHead

The FlexiHead offers highly accurate, powerful cutting — on all flexible and thin materials such as paper, folding carton, vinyl, textile and more. The FlexiHead, like all the other toolheads, is attached to a very precise servo axis controlling the tool depth when cutting, creasing and routing.

Three configurable tool stations accommodate a full range of standard tool inserts. Specially designed knife and crease tool inserts are available to produce folding cartons with the same high throughput as corrugated jobs.

FlexiHead

Kongsberg X Starter Upgrades

With Kongsberg X Starter you have a safe entry to digital finishing with the flexibility to upgrade to more speed or versatility whenever you like to. Kongsberg X Starter is the Kongsberg experience for less.

SPEED UPGRADE THE SPEED UPGRADE OPTION INCLUDES
Speed X Starter: 30 m/min - 20IPS X: 50m/min - 33IPS
Acceleration X Starter: 3 m/s2 - 0.3G X: 5.6 m/s2 - 0.56G
VERSATILITY UPGRADE THE VERSATILITY UPGRADE OPTION INCLUDES
Design Starter
  • Upgrade to two (X20) or four (X24) vacuum zones
Sign Starter, Sign Light Starter
  • Upgrade to two (X20) or four (X24) vacuum zones
  • Workstation upgrade
  • Upgrade from iPC Sign Standard to Sign Production
  • Ability to add conveyor feed option, enabling automated sheet- or roll feeding
Flexo Starter
  • Upgrade to two vacuum zones
  • Workstation upgrade
All Starter bundles
  • Allowing extended traverse clearance for materials up to 86 mm
  • Allowing adding other toolheads like PowerHead and FoamHead Allowing iPC license upgrades

Powerful software integration

i-cut Production Console

i-cut Production Console

i-cut Production Console is the next generation front-end for efficient operation of Kongsberg cutting tables.

The intuitive, completely redesigned, user interface enables straightforward and efficient operation. The improved front-end allows operators to get the most out of the Kongsberg tables while optimizing day to day production.

i-cut Suite: the power to optimize large-format production

i-cut Suite: the power to optimize large-format production

Eliminate errors, save time and reduce waste with i-cut Suite, the industry standard design-to-print-to-cut workflow.

i-cut Suite standardizes the way graphical files are sent to the printer and digital finisher. You save time and labor, reduce material waste, better utilize your printer, create the most accurate and efficient cutting paths for your Kongsberg table, and create great quality output — every time.

Automation Engine

Automation Engine

Automation Engine ties the pieces of the i-cut Suite together, and automates the entire prepress production process.

Users can build dynamic workflows that automate repetitive prepress tasks, thereby enhancing productivity, reducing operator intervention and errors, and saving valuable time, money and materials in the production process.

Device Manager

Device Manager

Device Manager gives better control over finishing production. Work in progress and the status and queues of all connected devices are clearly visualized on screen.

Operators use an intuitive drag-and-drop interface to prioritize table queues, insert rush jobs and even balance workloads between tables.

ArtiosCAD: the power to build structural designs

ArtiosCAD: the power to build structural designs

For 3D projects, not only do you need graphic design software, but structural design software as well. ArtiosCAD, the world’s most popular and advanced structural design software for packages, displays and signs, is the ideal product for all corrugated, folding carton and POP designers.

Users browsing from ArtiosCAD’s extensive design library can find parametric design templates from which to either design projects in minutes — with the freedom to resize or redesign components — or stimulate the creative design process. ArtiosCAD can significantly help sign and display shops do an exceptional job creating structures for 3D displays.

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