Packaging and printed materials are made easy with Aeronaut.
Aeronaut's first packaging machine, the Maxis 2, was manufactured in 1996 and we have been innovating for the industry ever since.
Aeronaut’s Elektron B2 Sample Maker is a simple, solid and reliable production machine designed to make your work quick, easy and profitable. It doesn’t matter if it’s sample making, point of purchase displays or short run packaging, the Elektron B2 will cut it, 24 hours a day, day in, day out.
And while there are more expensive machines on the market, there are none that can match the Elektron B2’s combination of performance, reliability, low maintenance and affordable purchase price. The Elektron B2 Sample Maker features two steered bayonet tool holders which take a wide range of drop-in tools. Tools can be swapped in a matter of seconds to configure the cutter for different types of work. The Aeronaut vacuum table is a simple, rugged construction. The vacuum area can be split into many individual zones and the table extended on site at any time.
The Elektron B2 sample maker can be made in almost any cut width and cut length. Small machines are configured for design office sample making and machines are available in full sheet or two full sheet machines for short run work. Machines are made to suit the sizes of board available in different regions and corrugated plants.
Aeronaut's Mikron 2 is a smaller, but no less robust machine intended for prototyping and short run production. The Mikron 2 has a small footprint and is perfect for studios, labs or factories of any size.
Available in the following cut sizes:
- Mikron 2 Standard - 1140 x 1650 mm (44 x 65”)
- Mikron 2 50 1270 x 2590 mm (50 x 102”)
- Mikron 2 60 1630 x 2590 mm (60 x 102”)
Fitted with a tangential blade and creasing tool, the Mikron 2 is a quick and powerful cutter for archive boxes, point of sale, package design and sample-making and fast enough to be used for short runs. The Mikron uses low-cost off-the-shelf blades and its minimal maintenance requirements make the Mikron as cheap to run as it is to buy.
Aeronaut also produces a range of software solutions to making prototyping and production a breeze.
Tangent 2018 makes it easy to nest into any board size, reducing wastage and set-up time and our range of FEFCO and other corrugated packaging parametric plugins make designing packaging a breeze. Aeronaut develops all our software in-house, giving us the flexibility to design custom plug-ins to suit your needs.
In addition, Tangent 2018 takes the industry standard file types DXF and PDF, as well as others.
Aeronaut also offers sophisticated machine vision in the form of Cyclops. Now you can align, scale and cut your printed designs, ensuring accuracy and reducing any chances of operator error.
See how Cylcops works with packaging:
For a machine to work profitably, it must be reasonably priced, it must work quickly and reliably, and the cost of keeping it working over the years must also be reasonable. Aeronaut Automation specialises in rational engineering... making the best quality machines for the intended area of work... providing everything essential to the job and making sure it’s engineered to suit the application.
This feature makes the Elektron B2 the perfect machine for cutting digitally pre-printed board for point of sale display and for short run packaging where two cutting stations can be used. While the machine is cutting in one area, the operator picks the cut pieces from the other area and positions the next board to be cut.
The Elektron B2 is normally supplied with Tangent when nesting is required or DXPlot software when a simple, low-cost program is all that is needed. The Elektron B2 is compatible with a range of packaging industry design software including Illustrator, ArtiosCAD, Impact, Laserpoint, VisionPack, AutoCAD and Aeronaut's own well-priced software, The Boxer.
For the full story on the Elektron B2 Samplemaker, Mikron 2 or any of our software, download the brochure(s) from the Downloads section of this site.