Highcon Beam 2C

Elevate your corrugated packaging and display production with the Highcon® Beam 2C digital cutting and creasing solution. Recently upgraded, it now boasts a 15% faster running speed, ensuring accelerated sheet throughput and higher productivity.

About Highcon Beam 2C

Improve your corrugated packaging and display production with the Highcon Beam 2C digital cutting and creasing solution. The Beam 2C has been recently upgraded to increase running speed by 15%, which means faster sheet throughput and higher productivity.

The Beam 2C is designed to meet the strict requirements of the corrugated industry. It offers a non-crush process, is customizable to enable rightsizing and light-weighting of packaging, and is strong enough to allow products to be shipped in their boxes. Moreover, it provides a positive unboxing experience that supports brand owners. There are two versions available: a standard configuration with pallet feed, and a nonstop feeding, stacking, and waste removal configuration that can be field-upgraded.

The upgraded Beam 2C offers higher productivity with an approximately 15% faster running speed.. When used along with the optional Beam Writer, the Highcon Beam 2C offers corrugated customers about 50% higher productivity per shift for typical customer job baskets. Additionally, it includes the Digital die cutting Workflow Package (DWP) for smoother, more effective, and automated integration into a site’s production workflow.

Box Compression Tests have demonstrated that boxes produced on Highcon’s digital cutting and creasing systems are stronger than those produced on conventional machines. This makes it possible to reduce thickness, resulting in cost savings. Click here to learn more.

At a Glance

  • Digital cutting and creasing for corrugated packaging, POS and displays
  • Corrugated board from 1-4mm – F E B C Flute including double wall EF , EE flute
  • Speed of up to 4,000 B1/42 in. sheets per hour
  • 2 configurations: pallet base and nonstop feeder, stacker, waste removal
  • Upgraded Highcon Beam 2C – 15% higher running speed, 35% boost in productivity with Beam Writer

HighConnect Performance Reporting Platform

HighConnect is a cloud-based data information platform that allows users to monitor their Highcon system production performance. Click here to learn more about HighConnect.

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Additional Modules Additional Modules

  • Optional add-on
    This optional module created to allow smoother, more effective and automated integration of Highcon's solutions into a site's production workflow delivers up to 50% enhanced productivity, per shift. The DWP includes:
    * Last minute editing suite developed by Highcon obviating the need for jobs to bounce between pre-press studios and the production floor
    * Automated nicks and strip line creation
    * AI-based imposition using Esko Phoenix
    * True PDF workflow from Hybrid systems
  • Included
    The Highcon CAD Light Editor software module allows operators to take full advantage of the flexibility of the digital cutting and creasing technology by enabling:

    * Last minute editing of crease and cut lines
    * Corrections, design changes, optimization
    * Nick optimization
    - Increasing or decreasing the size of nicks
    - Adding and removing nicks
    * Stripping lines which facilitate efficient waste removal
  • Optional add-on
    Highcon Advanced Registration adds the capability to detect a printed mark on the sheet while inputting sheets into the machine paper handling process. This is on top of a mechanical registration that detects the edge of the sheets. This new module improves the registration of cutting and creasing, reducing errors resulting from printing. This is of particular importance for digitally printed sheets and can compensate for the inaccuracy of the printed image relative to the sheet leading edge.
  • Optional add-on
    This easy to use, variable data cutting and etching software is a high value application for packaging, commercial printing and any printed communication, bringing the benefits of variable data to finishing. It turns a technical process into an opportunity for differentiation. Variable data cutting can transform simple products into premium ones by adding customization, personalization and security applications. The variable cutting can be performed per job as well as per sheet.
  • Optional add-on
    Available for all Highcon digital cutting and creasing machines. The waste stripping mechanism is a built-in unit inside the Highcon machines that automatically removes the waste from the smallest internal cutouts produced on the sheets by the lasers. The optimized cutting algorithms, together with a new substrate handling system ensure completely clean cuts that are essential for intricate cutouts. All the small particles drop into an easily removable chamber.
    * This module removes the need to buy, setup or store a separate stripping tool and further advances the productivity of the machine.
  • Optional add-on
    This optional module improves the productivity of the Beam 2C for medium to long run lengths., It includes an industry standard bottom feeder and nonstop stacker and waste removal , this option will be field upgradable


  • Improved supply chain responsiveness, short turnaround time and last-minute corrections
  • Rightsizing – ability to customize box size and reduce over-packing
  • Digital perforation enabling Frustration Free Packaging
  • Dual purpose packaging (SIOC)
  • Non-crush process yields higher box strength integrity


  • 50% increased throughput per shift with optional Beam Writer
  • 15% increased throughput without Beam Writer
  • Digital Die Cutting Workflow Package (DWP)
  • Easy integration into existing production lines
  • Up to 4,000 SPH (B1 / 42 in.)
  • Nonstop configuration available as field upgrade




Substrate and performance

Max format (portrait) 760 x 1060 mm  | 30 x 41.7″
Min format (portrait) 500 x 700 mm    | 19.7 x 27.5″
Corrugated Flutes F B C, double wall EE
Microflute range  1-4 mm | 0.03 – 0.15”
Maximum throughput (s/h)* 4000 B1
Pile data Height of feeder pile, inc. pallet 1.1 m | 3.6 ft **
Height of delivery pile, inc. pallet 1 m   |3.3 ft
1.4m | 4.5 ft***
Technical data Net cutting area 740 x 1050 mm | 29 x 41″
Gripper margin 15 mm  | 0.59″
Machine dimensions & weight L x W x H 8.8 x 2.15 x 2.1 m| 18.9 x 2.3 x 2.7 m**
28.9 x 7 x 6.7  ft   | 62 x 7.5 x 9 ft**
Net weight (tons) 8,000 kg   | 17,300 kg**
17,637 lb | 38,139 lb**
HIDS, Highcon Integrated Digital Stripping Option
Advanced Registration Option
Variable Data Cutting Option
Extractor Option
Nonstop feeder, stacker, waste removal Option
CAD Light Editor Included
*Depends on layout imposition and substrate  **Bottom feeder in nonstop configuration  ***Nonstop configuration

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