- September 01, 2009
Upgraded UV System
C3 is a new reflector design for company's UV curing systems. Based on retractable cassette system, which is easily removed from the dryer housing, this third-generation reflector cartridge was developed as a replacement to the existing XC “extreme cure” reflector system used on the VCP and eCP product platforms. Product offers key design improvements and delivers a fully focused UV output to maximize the UV energy input into the ink.
Move Large Loads
XTRUE True Planetary gearheads are engineered to move large loads easily and quietly through improved load capacity and lower backlash. Said to deliver precise, 13 arc-mins operation with torque capacity to 876 Nm and ratio availability of 3:1 through 100:1. Company says the mounting system results in greater machine uptime.
Sheet with Precision
The MSS sheeter is said to improve productivity on p-s label stock and other laminates. Geared to run at maximum speed of 300 fpm. Designed for fast and easy size changes, sheeter is said to reduce downtime associated with setup to 50%. Will slit precisely and sheet to an accuracy of +0.015 in. Available in trim widths to 64 in. with a cut-off range of 11-55 in. long.
Get Brilliance with Coating
MiraFoil coatings are described as a recyclable, UV-curable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping that equals foil in brilliance. Can be applied to precise areas, reducing waste and saving time and energy through process efficiencies. Foil-on-demand capability reduces converting steps. Said to provide excellent press stability and easy application.
Get Many Marking Capabilities
Company reports improvements to its Series of 975 flat product printer/debossers. Series is designed to accommodate a wide range of flat products in thicknesses from 0.075-0.187 in. and on flat dimensions from 1-13 in. wide × 1.5-14 in. long. Units offer a wide range of marking capabilities including debossing, hot roller coding, flexo plate printing, or inkjet coding.
Dry, Cool in Wide Area
The single air nozzle Super Blast Safety Air Gun delivers 23 lb of blowing force and is said to be well suited for long-distance, wide-area blowoff, drying, and cooling applications. Incorporates a large Super Air Nozzle engineered to maximize entrained airflow and force while reducing compressed air use and noise.
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‘Green’ Film Offered
Laser Point II thermal ablative film is called a “greener” alternative to silver halide film used to image negatives and positives for conventional flexo printing plates or rotary screen. Reportedly, the new version provides higher post-ablative background clarity; faster UV exposure through the film to the printing plate; improved abrasion resistance; and increased ablation speeds on many different platemaker models.
Gauge at Lower Cost
The 8110-F single-point gauging system has all the capabilities of company's TDi (Total Distributed Intelligence) but reportedly at a lower cost. TDi is said to allow every component in the system to operate with sophisticated simplicity, providing high reliability and accuracy. The TDi architecture is seamlessly upgradable to company's more complex systems with greater functionality.
EB System Uses Less Energy
New EZCure EB is designed on a green platform to reduce operating costs and improve sustainability quotient of EB technology. New nitrogen distribution system reduces the amount of nitrogen consumption required to cure EB inks and coatings by 30%. Redesigned high voltage power system works with an integrated electron Selfshield, resulting in use of fewer kilowatt hours than other comparable systems. Physical footprint is 25% smaller, making retrofits less expensive.
Manage Business with Software
The PS-Quote suite of software tools for the flexible packaging industry allows users to cost and quote products from extrusion through to printing, laminating, and converting. Users can construct custom or stock product specifications, including raw materials, run and scrap rates, and labor and overhead costs. Capable of costing film substrates with up to ten-layer blends. Maintains all quote history and enables user to recall them quickly.
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Print on Foil
The 706 Hi-Print UV press with Inline Foiler Prindor automatically adjusts for substrates ranging from 0.04-mm thin paper to 1-mm cardboard. Can print on top of foil in any color and has the ability to do it in-line as part of one process.
Measure in Many Places
Coaxial cylinder RS portable rheometer can operate in the lab, the production floor, or in the field. Capable of viscosity, yield stress, and creep measurements, unit features a heavy-duty lab stand and rugged design.
The Auto Wash HF high flash point automatic blanket and roller wash contains a blend of chemicals that cleans ink and paper contamination from blankets, rollers, plates, and other press parts. Said to be an effective, environmentally friendly press wash with a flash point of 146 deg F. Product contains no SARA Title III, Section 313 reportable chemicals or hazardous air pollutants and is compatible with the latest digital plates.
Proof UV Inks
The Paste Ink Proofer (PIP) incorporates a miniaturized UV curing system that enables users to obtain fast, repeatable color matching of UV litho, UV web offset, and other paste inks. Automatic ink metering eliminates the need to weigh or measure ink samples. It is possible to proof two inks simultaneously.
Sleeve Inserts Save Time
STAR (Sleeve Technology Advanced Rotation) bearer-based sleeve inserts can be used in the second generation of the shaftless Color Print V Series presses from Edelmann. Reportedly, technology provides a solution that accepts the plate and blanket sleeves in an offset insert, allowing any size of print format to be changed quickly and inexpensively. Also accepts flexo, gravure, silkscreen, and adhesive inserts. Carbon fiber sleeves have precision internal bearers fitted to provide a stable image carrier. Drying options include EB, UV, hot air, and IR.
Make Bags in Small Space
The Model 1270GDS global drawtape bagmaking system offers production speeds to 600 fpm and flexible take-off options for rolled or folded bag dispensing. Features optional print-to-seal registration for the high-speed production of printed bags or film. Has a small footprint to save floor space and is said to be reliable as well as safe and easy to operate.