This system is designed around Autofeeds highly successful HSTS 3048 Thermal Laminating System (with servo sheet registration), together with our leading edge rotary diecutting technology, (with servo web registration), and has been integrated seamlessly with the high productivity card manufacturer in mind. This system is not limited to the production of ID cards,
and any style or caliper of thermally laminated plastic card can be produced on this system at very high speeds
Typically a 10 mil substrate of Teslin or other synthetic paper is laminated with a thermally activated polyester film of 10 mil caliper (either side) to create a .030” caliper finished card. Our systems versatility permits any combination of substrate and film within arrange of between .0015” & .015” caliper films and 20lb bond papers up to .030” card stock.
If “off line” diecutting or processing is preferred then Autofeeds can simply provide accurate sheeting at the exit from the laminator and create sheeted laminated product.
With the increasing requirement for security features such as holograms to be imbedded within the laminate films, the cost of these films has risen tremendously especially in light of the traditional “wallpaper” patterns required of these security features. Autofeeds is able to position individual security features within the laminating film to the printed sheets, reducing the individual security features required within the film web to the number of cards printed upon any given sheet.
The rotary diecutter provides for completely reliable and cleanly cut accurately sized cards for literally millions of impressions for each rotary tool. On a traditional 7 x 3 card configuration on an 18” x 12” sheet, the diecutting tool is manufactured at 7 wide x 3 around producing 21 cards each second, or at every rotation. The rotary tool is vertically adjustable to the rotary anvil, and this adjustment is accomplished in moments, thereby virtually eliminating make ready.