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Getting the Most from Your Rotary Die Cutter

Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has partnered with Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), to create a new seminar, Getting the Most from Your Rotary Die Cutter, to be held Wednesday, October 17- Thursday, October 18 at FVTC in Appleton, Wis.

AICC’s new two-day course will focus on how to safely produce quality boxes at speed on less than 4 color machines. Participants learn the "why" behind best practices and then learn by doing in a hands-on environment and building standard operating procedures to take back to their home plants. They will gain experience as they explore each section of the machine with expert trainers and suppliers.

Instructors Mark Keller and Scott Gehrt bring nearly 40 combined years at FVTC and over 20 years of experience in the flexographic printing industry. Mark is very active in the industry via board and committee membership and often judges printing competitions. He specializes in seminars, workshops, testing and trial runs for business and industry. Scott has extensive experience on press, seminar, testing, and trials, teaching Technical Diploma, and Associate degree programs on the web, corrugated, and narrow web equipment.

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Apply the correct methods/tools needed to conduct key production performance requirements.
  • Create employee buy-in and reduce turnover; Improve accuracy of production data; get everyone involved in preventing problems.
  • Measure Production using: MSF per staff hour; overall equipment effectiveness; speed; set-up time; quality.
  • Use multiple process improvement tools: key performance indicators; project planning; identify waste in time, dollars and effort; crew meeting management.


Once implemented, the skills and knowledge gained during the seminar will have a direct impact on the bottom line of the participant’s home plant.



About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

When you invest and engage, AICC will deliver success. We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974, by providing access to education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company- join and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits. In April 2017 AICC began offering free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC will deliver success.