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FlexoMatrix – New Workflow Platform For Profitable Labels

Lehner Sensor Systeme GmbH, the German manufacturer based in Kirchheim/Teck, has developed new automatic assembly and workflow technology for label production that is designed to improve accuracy and increase productivity in the narrow web sector of the market.

Called FlexoMatrix, this comprehensive platform is the perfect solution for today’s label market that sees shorter run lengths, more frequent job changes, and the use of unskilled employees on the production floor. One of the key areas is the accuracy of plate registration on the print cylinder or sleeve.

FlexoMatrix reportedly offers its own smart adapter solution and air axes that allow all sizes and types of cylinder and sleeve to be processed quickly and accurately. This includes a 360-degree register setting that not only aligns the plate when its mounted but also measures and automatically adjusts it all around the cylinder from leading to tail edge to improve quality and reduce make-ready time, without any intervention by the operator.

Effective job management is fundamental to production efficiency, so FlexoMatrix’s ability to communicate directly with the print shop and independently load all job-relevant data, including job number, number of plates, direction of travel or offset, is key to fast and accurate set-up.

Working with the integrated Lehner camera that identifies each plate, FlexoMatrix reportedly guarantees that only the correct plates for each job are used and they are installed in the correct direction. This provides real transparency in the workflow and creates a smart plate archive.

“We have identified areas of the production workflow that offer previously unseen possibilities for profit potential. FlexoMatrix matches registration in pre-press and printing and automates key steps in the workflow to set a new benchmark in industrial standards for label production,” said Lars Lehner, CEO, Lehner Sensory Systeme GmbH. “It allows the workforce to be integrated into the change and the print shop to benefit immediately from additional productivity and process transparency every time there is a job change.”

For more information, visit https://lehner-sensors.com.

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