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FLEXO Magazine : August 2010
Posner: While we share many ideas, every individual company has a private customer base as well as proprietary equipment. Common sense tells you where to draw the line. Streicher: There is some proprietary stuff that we do here that we wouldn’t want anyone else to see or do. For the most part, our competitors wouldn’t want to do that sort of thing anyway, though. Kaufman: Just clients lists and pricing. There really aren’t too many secrets in the industry. All of you recently invested in new geArless presses. whAt wAs the impetus for this decision? Streicher: Capacity and quality. We looked at a lot of differ- ent machines from all the big names, we were also impressed with the service we have received in the past on our Amber and knew it would carry over to the Onyx. There are a lot of great machines out there, but we needed something proven at a fair price. Posner: It was customer driven. This press offered the qual- ity and speed that they were looking for and was a natural match to increase production and save on labor. Kaufman: We are constantly re-investing in our business to keep up with technology and are driven to “do it faster” with an emphasis on improving our quality. Mandel: I had already purchased one earlier and was very happy with it, so I decided to buy another. Basically, I needed more capacity. whAt Are the most striking feAtures of your pArticulAr press? Mandel: Nothing. In fact, it’s identical to our first one. Kaufman: It has 10 colors, pre-register, self cleaning, com- puterized ink viscosity control, and is fully automated. Posner: It’s very efficient, has high running speeds and runs flawlessly. On small runs it drastically cuts down on waste and changeover time. Streicher: The entire package is very well thought out. We put an in-line slitter on it. For example we have a job that is a constant runner, to do 1 million impressions, print and slit used to take a day or so. On the Onyx, it takes about six hours total. We went with a full servo package on the print stations, defect detection color match and bar code system, as well as automatic register and impression settings, and a full wash-up system, cutting changeover and scrap dramatically. n plants & processes www.flexography.org august 2010 fleXo 57 Schober USA Inc. · 11237 Grooms Road · USA-Cincinnati, OH 45242-1403 Phone 513/489-7393 · Fax 513/489-7485 · firstname.lastname@example.org · www.schoberusa.com Schober High Tech-Machines. Reliable processing of in-mould labels! Schober-process-technology for foil, multi-layer and in-mould labels. The objective is to maintain competitiveness and consistent quality in the production process. Schober rotary machines produce intricate design in-mould labels with registration accuracy, reliably and economically. Schober know-how – from the unwind to a wide range of delivery options. Just ask us – we will advise you worldwide. August2010_mech.indd 57 8/13/10 1:23 PM
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