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Folio-Size Sheeting Machines

RQS-V Rotary Sheeter

The RQS-V rotary sheet cutter from BW Papersystems, designed with innovative Questec technology, provides powerful solutions for the most difficult lightweight paper grades or plastic films. It efficiently handles cut-to-register or cut-to-watermark products, small batches, and quick order changes. Products like patient information leaflets, package inserts, wet glue labels, in-mould labels and scratch sensitive plastic films all flow through the machine with ease 

Learn more about our rotary sheeter and its unique sheet transport system below.

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RQSV Sheeter Pharma Insert or In-Mould label printing Printed lightweight paper on stack Film converting - Optional: Corona treatment Stack of film sheets Beer Label Sheeting System Flexible Sheet or Reel production in one line
RQS-85 RQS-135
Max. Web Width 850 mm (33.46”) 1.350 mm (53.14”)
Min. Web Width 400 mm (15.74”) 400 mm (15.74”) 
Sheet Length min. 400 mm / 15.74”
max. 1.050 mm / 41.33”
Paper / Board Grammage min. 30 g/m2
max. 300 g/m2
Film Thickness min. 80 μm
max. 300 μm
Max. Mechanical Speed 500 m/min. / 1,640 ft/min.*
Cut Accuracy + / - 0.15 mm (0.006” )
Pallet Height 1500 mm
Number of Webs 1
Number of Pockets 2
Substrate Paper, Board, Film, Beer Labels, Specialties
Options Available Cut-To-Register, Inline Embossing, Remote Diagnosis, Sample Taking Device, Slitter and Tab Inserter

*dependent upon material characteristics & speed curve
Top Facts:
  • Leading production speed up to 400 m/min (1,300 ft/ min) – and mechanical speed even up to 500 m/min (1,640 ft/min.), dependent upon material characteristics & speed curve
  • Leading technology for cross cutting ultra-thin, single web light papers and delicate films
  • Ideal for integration with an Offset, Gravure, Flexographic or Digital web-fed press or embossing
  • Highly accurate cutting tolerance of ± 0,15 mm


  • Precision sheeting for manufacturers and converters of lightweight paper or plastic film
  • Inline operation with web-fed presses for commercial or specialty printers like product insert printers
  • Converting of materials with sensitive surface characteristics, e.g. cut-to-register, wet glue labels, in-mould labels, or pharmaceutical information leaflets (PIL), cosmetics leaflets 
    • Cut-to-register
    • Inline embossing
    • Remote diagnosis
    • Sample taking device
    • Slitter
    • Tab inserter

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RQS-V Rotary Sheeter
The Questec RQS-V is a variable rotary sheeter with a unique air transportation system for lightweight paper, plastic film, beer label and more. At a speed of up to 400 m/min., the folio sheeter cuts and transports single-layer lightweight paper starting from 30 gsm, with stepless variable cut-off lengths of 400 mm - 1.050 mm. The RQS-V can be integrated into any web-fed press - offset, gravure, flexographic or digital, as it allows for the full speed advantage of a variable repeat web-fed press while providing size flexibility, too. The inline configuration produces printed sheets at press speed at single pass. This eliminates speed reductions, intermediate handling and waste. Further finishing steps, like embossing or perforating, can be integrated with the sheeter.

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