In part 3 of “What is Registration?” we will be covering Point to Point Registration.
Point to Point Registration
Point-to-Point registration is typically used when placing pre-cut parts using a bullnose or trying to hold a pre-printed pattern in a particular orientation. For example if you have a precut part on a liner and you are transferring that part into a pre-printed pouch material for packaging. Point-to-Point registration on the nip that is feeding the precut part will allow you to adjust the timing of the part being transferred to the pouch material and allow for specific placement at the pouching station to be automatically maintained.
Another example of this is if you want to put and hold a pre-printed pattern into the center of a Island Placement die cut. You can turn on Point-to-Point registration on the Island Placement nip that is feeding the material into the die and have the ability to offset and maintain the programmed position of the pattern in the same relationship with the die cut.
This wraps up the first part of our three part series What is Registration? The next topic will cover Registration Setup with video demonstration on how to setup a machine for common registration processes.