Schober USA has added a research and development machine to its Fairfield, Ohio, headquarters.

The rotary die-cutting machinery provides Schober — one of the leaders in rotary web converting technologies for the label, packaging and general paper, film and foil converting industries — the means to conduct customer testing, evaluation and process development on-site, according to a news release.

The machinery should provide R&D services for Schober’s North American customers.  

Complemented by two similar units at the Schober GmbH facility in Germany, the addition should make it easier to help customers with die-cutting, punching, creasing, embossing and other rotary application research and development, according to the release.  

The machinery can handle web widths up to 16 inches (400 mm) wide and roll diameters of up to 24 inches.