PETTY DIES & LASER CUTTING LIMITED

Every diecutting job has different requirements from low cost, single and short run jobs, to special application, high run jobs.

Clients have different machinery and print or packaging materials vary considerably.

We understand that in making dies the importance of manufacturing the right die for the right job is essential.

One thing remains the same in PDLC's DNA and that is quality. 


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • The plywood for all our dieboards are imported from Europe and the USA to provide you with the best available dimensional stability along with long durability.
  • Our first class rule meets the highest hardness standards money can buy providing you with the best cutting results along with improved knife quality.
  • All brands of cutting and creasing rule are of the highest quality.
  • High speed rubber is a key component of any good die. First quality and properly positioned rubber ensures a smooth manufacturing process constantly running at high speeds.

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This high end tooling system is designed to deliver improved production speeds whilst enhancing the quality of the finished product. It combines a high precision cutting die and a CNC machined steel plate at a commercially viable price point.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Offering the best available maximum dimensional stability.
  • Provides long durability.
  • Assisting with high production speeds.
  • Low friction with minimal catch points 
  • Unsurpassed cutting and creasing accuracy.
  • Ability to create a reverse crease system
  • Ability for a rebated pocket for embossing or debossing

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Our Emba solutions are part of our rotary offerings and are manufactured on the same basis.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Minimum set up time
  • Cuts and Strips corrugated boxes
  • Allows for high machine speeds
  • Ensures a safe and smooth manufacturing process

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The demand on Rotary Cutting Dies are challenging and complex having to operate with millimetre precision over millions of impressions at maximum speeds. Add to this the technical developments in the corrugated cardboard industry requiring materials to demonstrate ever smaller dimensional tolerances and enhanced stability.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • We use birch and beech from reputable suppliers that guarantee sourcing direct from sustainably managed forests.
  • Beech is a homogeneous and very hard wood with excellent strength values.
  • Selected quality in all layers combined with careful gluing for complete bonding with no delamination and uniform thickness across the entire rotary die shell.
  • This uniformity facilitates precise laser cutting and ultimately firm rule stability and rigidness run after run.
  • CNC cut Rubber and Cork for accuracy

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Used predominantly for plastic packaging solutions involved with the food and beverage industry.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Laser cut for accuracy
  • Lighter weight tooling for operator comfort
  • Predominantly clear pvc cylinders, boxes and lids.
  • Showcasing products in the best possible way

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The pertinax counter formes are a high quality durable counter sheet material allowing cleaner profiling and long run durability.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Tight thickness tolerances together with reinforced glass fibre structure
  • We manufacture with more pins for better location and support
  • Reverse scoring and creasing possible
  • Provides accurate high speed carton production
  • An economic way to deliver excellent creasing results

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Stripping a high number of waste parts in a die cut sheet is a big challenge.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Clam shell Power Stripper for superior machine speeds
  • Male or Female individual tooling available to suit your needs
  • Removes waste parts quickly and without damage to the product
  • Reduces time
  • Increases productivity

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Milled Steel Counter Plates: Our milled plates are the best high tech solutions for medium to high run meeting the highest expectations about creasing quality and machine speed. The PDLC Steel counter plate is the best solution for the perfect folding carton.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • The ideal choice when high quality, long lasting tooling is reqiured
  • Allows for finer detail on the packaging design without bruising in tight areas
  • Set up times are decreased as no need for individual counters or creasing matrix
  • Covers the entire cutting area of the corresponding die
  • Channel widths and depths are determined by the type and caliper of the board
  • Precise and long lasting scoring ability

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Every tool is individually designed to suit the production layout always with a view to minimise make ready times and maximise production speeds whilst delivering undamaged fully separated items.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Manufactured with steel sheet, boxed for strength yet lightweight
  • Our inhouse designed joggers are larger and slide with precision
  • Providing you with long tool life
  • Delivering high stability for those long runs

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Embossing is a technique that adds elegance and sensuality to any paper surface but it can also have a very practical purpose such as braille. We are the only die making business in New Zealand able to manufacture embossing blocks for a cost effective, fast and high quality tooling solution. Enabling you to cut,crease and emboss on one tool.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A value add process on all packaging
  • Creates an image of high quality for your brand
  • Elevates the standard and quality of the product
  • Can be used for asthetic purposes as well as functional uses
  • Different styles to suit different material functionality
  • Can accurately be located on your cutting die

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Our Die Cutting service ranges from small to large on Platen machinery. Its applications are endless and materials able to be cut are vast.


KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Kiss Cutting for numerous adhesive applications
  • Full Cutting for any flexible material.
  • Able to process a wide range of materials with high accuracy
  • Offers precision for far more accurate cutting than by hand
  • No waste material due to cutting error
  • Minimise waste utilising the entire cutting material
  • Can cut multiple parts in one impression
  • Significantly reduces man hours

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We have been using PDLC for well over 30 years. and have consistently received superior service and product. Quite often our jobs require immediate attention and turnaround and PDLC have always accommodated our demands. No challenge is too big and their experience, expertise and knowledge of diemaking and cutting has repeatedly culminated in excellent results. From the friendly and welcoming initial contact with Andrea and Jude in the office to the professional execution of our jobs, we have no hesitation in recommending PDLC for all diemaking and cutting requirements.

Grant and SHERYL Bavister, SIGNS N STUFF Screenprinting.

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