Kocher + Beck – specialist in the printing sector
When it comes to quality and innovation in printing technology, one name is known worldwide – Kocher+Beck
The printing industry has relied on Kocher+Beck’s quality products for decades. As a globally recognised market leader in the field of rotary-die cutting technology, Kocher+Beck is also the preferred systems supplier in other areas related to the production of high-quality printed products. From reliable printing cylinders or high-precision hot stamping cylinders to sophisticated pressure-measurement systems, and right through to the new butt splicer, Kocher+Beck always delivers first-rate printing technology.
The company's foundation almost 50 years ago by today's senior director Rolf Beck coincided with the birth of an innovative printing technology: the evolution of magnetic die technology into a production-ready process. Although other solutions are now available on the market, Kocher+Beck and its system remain clearly superior. This is due in no small part to the efficient and creative research department, which is broadly responsible for guaranteeing success with highly innovative printing systems.
The basis of our worldwide success – magnetic die technology, envelope technology, solutions for sheet-fed offset printing and screen printing
Kocher+Beck has made a worldwide name for itself with high-quality magnetic dies in various designs, matching magnetic cylinders and complete cutting stations for offline cutting. With this first-rate expertise in the field of rotary cutting technology, it was no surprise that Kocher+Beck's label-cutting solutions also made big waves in the world of envelope manufacturing technology. The cutting products are, of course, also available for perforation.
Over the years, Kocher+Beck has also developed a comprehensive IOC system for Inline offset cutting that considerably simplifies the use of flexible dies and guarantees optimum cutting results. This began with Kocher+Beck's idea to replace the rubber blanket or varnish plate with a flexible die. Working closely with experienced printing works, the company developed a production-ready IOC tool with functional preattached clamping bars for sheet-fed printing.
Produced at the main plant in Pliezhausen, the TecScreen screen printing plates are another of the company's mainstays and are available for all common machine types on the market.
The latest high-end technology from the development department – the intelligent butt splicer
The company's innovative strength is evident both in the large number of patents awarded and in the recent development of a butt splicer, the UR Precision. With its technical finesse, this non-stop unwind system guarantees absolute reliability, process stability and savings in terms of time and materials in the case of manual changing and the avoidance of wasted paper during start-up in non-stop mode. It also features intelligent and intuitive controls and efficient energy recovery.
Printing cylinders in original equipment manufacturer quality
You can only achieve quality with quality – and the same applies in the world of printing. Since Kocher+Beck has established itself as a reference supplier in the printing sector, many printing-machine manufacturers fit their machines with a Kocher+Beck print cylinder as the initial installation.
Production with high-precision CNC machines delivers printing cylinders that are second to none, on a worldwide basis, in terms of their radial and axial run-out properties. This means that printers have not only a tool that is guaranteed to deliver the utmost precision but also the optimum basis for outstanding printing results.
Standards for hot stamping cylinders
Special printing cylinders from Kocher+Beck are also the first choice when it comes to the task of hot stamping. Modern picture and text editing systems, in combination with excellent craftsmanship, allow even the most intricate motifs to be transferred to the hot stamping cylinder. Fine text and image motifs are milled onto the cylinder in maximum depth.
The cylinder is finished by means of an additional polishing process, which is unique on the market. This delivers brilliant stamping results that can only be achieved with Kocher+Beck’s hot stamping cylinders.
Measuring pressure with pressure measurement systems – here, too, Kocher+Beck comes out on top
The pressure measurement systems of the KMS series deliver high-precision recording of tool pre-tension and/or the cutting pressure for rotary tools. Thanks to their precision and adjustment accuracy, these pressure-measurement systems form the basis for increased productivity: they increase the service life of the tools used on the one hand while also ensuring consistent high quality in the stamping products.
High-end as standard – but we go further
Kocher+Beck not only provides the leading benchmark in the printing sector with standard solutions, but also develops custom solutions according to individual requirements. Highly qualified personnel at the company's five locations across the globe apply their experience and creativity to assist customers in making their production processes more effective and thus increasing their competitiveness.