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KONGSBERG ULTIMATE NAMED BEST WIDE FORMAT CUTTING SOLUTION IN PRESTIGIOUS DRUPA AWARDS


The Kongsberg Ultimate, a recently launched cutting-edge cutting system, has earned the title of Best Wide Format Cutting Solution at the EDP Awards held during drupa 2024. This prestigious recognition came just six months after its debut, demonstrating its impact on the industry with daily demonstrations at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition.


The Kongsberg Ultimate, designed by Kongsberg PCS, has impressed many with its high productivity, precision, and safety. Stuart Fox, President and CEO of Kongsberg PCS, expressed his delight at receiving this accolade. He emphasized that the Kongsberg Ultimate was developed to redefine industry standards, offering significant advantages to corrugated converters by enhancing their operational capabilities.


The cutting system features innovative drive technology, achieving an impressive acceleration rate of up to 2.74G and a cutting speed of 168 meters per minute. Such specifications position the Kongsberg Ultimate as a transformative force in the corrugated production industry, as observed by attendees at drupa.


The EDP Awards, hosted by the European Digital Press Association, aim to acknowledge high-quality digital printing products. This association, established in 2006 and based in Austria, promotes networking, knowledge-sharing, and advocacy among digital printing professionals across Europe. It recognizes advancements in the digital printing industry that meet the challenges of modern production environments.


The judging panel of the EDP highlighted that the Kongsberg Ultimate addresses the crucial needs of continuous, high-volume production settings. It integrates advanced technology such as PrecisionDrive and is built with carbon fiber beams that ensure superior rigidity and consistent pressure during cutting. Additionally, the inclusion of a tool head camera enhances the accuracy of each cut, aligning with the highest industry standards.


David Preskett, Vice President of EMEA and APAC at Kongsberg PCS, who received the award, reflected on the significance of this recognition. He praised the collective effort of the Kongsberg team in developing a product that not only pushes technological boundaries but also reinforces Kongsberg PCS’s leadership in the industry. This achievement, according to Preskett, is a testament to the company's commitment to pioneering innovations that meet the demands of a dynamic marketplace.


The accolade from the EDP Awards serves to confirm the Kongsberg Ultimate's potential to revolutionize the corrugated industry, setting new benchmarks for performance and efficiency in wide-format cutting.

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