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Robinette Invests in First Miraflex Flexo Press

BRISTOL, TN | The Robinette Co. has purchased the first 52-in., 8-color Miraflex flexo press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp., Lincoln, RI, representing its third W&H press at its Bristol plant. The CI press was introduced at Interpack 2008 and Drupa 2008 and is expected to be a perfect fit for the converter as a full-service flexible packaging and specialty converting manufacturer serving the food, beverage, construction, textile, and healthcare markets.

“We chose the Miraflex for several reasons: large diameter winders, high speed, fast changeovers, and the excellent W&H support,” explains Joe Robinette, president of The Robinette Company. The press has a maximum printing width of 50 in. and runs at a production speed of 1,640 fpm with a print repeat range from 14.6 in.–31.5 in. The press includes W&H’s next generation of in-line slitting and second generation of Easy-Set for automatic setting of impressions, 51-in. winders, a Turboclean 600A modular wash-up system, plus a new design of carbon fiber doctor blade chambers for use with water-based inks. Visit: www.whcorp.com.

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