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FLEXO Magazine : April 2012
Intelligent Design, Intelligent Economics At drupa, Bobst Group, Fischer & Krecke launches the next genera- tion central impression flexographic press. The all new Bobst Model 20SIX, displayed in Hall 7, Stand B-12, is an evolutionary advancement of the ac- claimed Fischer & Krecke 16 S Series, upgraded through engineering inno- vation, customer input, and designed to meet the ever evolving needs of today ’s package printers. The 20SIX offers a compact rigid frame with superior anti-vibration properties. The precision CI drum features temperature control of the face and side plates, guaranteeing consistent dimensional accuracy, and with exact spindle positioning that makes the press capable of the finest print screens possible. Maintenance free, water-cooled torque drive of the CI provides optimal register precision meticulously augmented by opera- tionally superior servo drives ensur- ing spot-on registration of those fine screen jobs. Ergonomic and easily operated, the 20SIX has improved process procedures for more effective set- up, monitoring and maintenance with minimum downtime. Operators require less effort and time to achieve better print quality, higher throughput, less waste and ultimately greater profitability. It is capable of easily handling short, medium and long run jobs or a mix of all. Available in maximum speeds of 1,300 to 2,000 fpm, the press can be supplied in eight colors or 10 colors, with or without downstream units for coating, backside printing, in-line laminating, cold seal, etc. It is available in conventional repeat ranges designed for traditional flex- ible packaging or can be supplied with long repeat ranges for larger applications. It can be configured for different substrates from light films to paperboard. Finally, the 20SIX can be supplied with the Fischer & Krecke “smart” series of process innovations. Smashing Productivity Records Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. is in the midst of the formal launch of its new CW technology platform for ATLAS pri- mary and secondary slitter rewinders for film and flexible materials. Details on it and the recently introduced Titan’s SR-9 Series will be available in Hall 12, Stand D-67. • The new CW technology platform introduces the next generation of more compact film slitting solutions in web widths from 2.5 to 10.4 m (98 – 410 in.) and delivers higher efficiency, increased productivity and reliability, higher quality rewind reels, reduced noise levels and more effective, operator-friendly control systems. It also features wireless rewind arm positioning, automat- ic knife positioning, direct drive web path rollers and running speeds of up to 1,500 m/min. (4,920 ft./min.) with more precise web tension control • Titan SR9 Series modular slitter re- winders, as exempli- fied by the new Titan SR9-DT (Dual Turret) rewinder, provide unsurpassed levels of slitting productivity, design modularity and rewind reel quality. New features include reduced power consumption and enhancements in sustainability showing respect for the environment. The Linear Track- ing Slitter (LTS) section ensures the shortest web length between the knives and the rewind shafts for improved web control, giving the highest possible side wall quality of rewind reels at speeds of up to 1,000 m/ min (3,300 ft./min.). With the unique Turret Rewind® design providing an automatic cutting and taping of the web tails, the Titan SR9-DT is set to smash productivity records Predictability is Achievable With a new, groundbreaking spot-color tool for package print- ing, a universal cloud solution, the pioneering GMG ProductionSuite and further development of estab- lished proof and color management solutions, GMG has put together an exciting, innovative package for drupa. In Hall 4, Stand B-25 , GMG will be unveiling a product portfolio that will include on-line color conversions, allowing users to apply color correction without in-depth expert knowledge or time- consuming local software installa- tions. Managing profiles for various printing standards has never been easier or clearer. 60 FLEXO april 2012 www.flexography.org