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FLEXO Magazine : August 2014
94 FLEXO | AUGUST 2014 PRESS BUYER'S GUIDE / WIDE WEB changes and to reduce the waste of materials, inks and power consumption. It does feature the Uteco Direct Drive Evo technology, which ensures a perfect register accuracy between the colors for the entire press life. The standard configuration of the Crystal includes front unwinder and rewinder for a better reel handling. The application of a robotic system (supplied on request) is then simplified by this specific design, which makes the machine even more compact. The Crystal features a new automatic position- ing system for all print decks, which improves the stiffness of each printing unit and the precision of its positioning (10 microns). The Printing Group in the standard configuration is supplied with the Flying Deck Make Ready System and is designed to hold a CI drum cleaning device (supplied on request). Several groups of LED lighting grant an unmatchable brightness inside the Printing Group. Many innovations have been applied on the Crystal: • New ejection system for plate and anilox sleeve • Chamber Doctor Blade rotation of 90 degrees for toolless and on press blade/ end seal replacement • Programmable blade consumption/main- tenance via the press HMI • Between Color Dryer rotation of 180 de- grees for on press air nozzle inspection • Optimization of air nozzles geometry by means of a CFD fluid dynamics design • Automatic adjustment of the drying air flow respecting the production speed with high efficiency motors and inverters, thus giving noise reduction and energy savings Specification Technical Details 808/108 Print Width 31-in. -- 63-in. Minimum Print Repeat 11-in. Maximum Print Repeat 33-in. Mechanical Speed 1,640 fpm Crystal Especially designed to print on food packag- ing materials, the new Crystal is also suitable for various applications requiring a high level of automation in order to speed up the job Topaz GL This press features a modular concept design and it can be supplied even in a "tailor made" configuration, while maintaining the character- istics of a standard machine. Topaz GL is a gearless flexographic printing press featuring on press sleeve change for both the anilox and the plate cylin- ders. The sleeve change is easy and very quick and the automatic positioning of the printing unit is granted by the latest generation of CNC controlled stepping motors. The ventilation on the upper bridge is very silent thanks to a soundproof cabin which contains the supply and exhaust fans. Topaz GL can be supplied in three different models: • Topaz GL 608: the compact 6C-CI version • Topaz GL 613: the 6C-CI with important maximum print repeat • Topaz GL 808: the compact 8C-CI version Specification Technical Details 808 GL 812 GL 108 GL 112 GL Print Width 39-in. -- 63-in. 39-in. -- 63-in. 39-in. -- 59-in. 39-in. -- 63-in. Minimum Print Repeat 12-in. -- 17-in. 14-in. -- 17-in. 12-in. -- 17-in. 14-in. -- 17-in. Maximum Print Repeat 33-in. 49-in. 33-in. 49-in. Line Speed 1,969 fpm 1,969 fpm 1,969 fpm 1,969 fpm Specification Technical Details 608 GL 613 GL 808 GL Print Width 31-in. - 55-in. 31-in. - 55-in. 31-in. - 55-in. Minimum Print Repeat 12-in. 12-in. 12-in. Maximum Print Repeat 33-in. 51-in. 31-in. Mechanical Speed 984 fpm 984 fpm 984 fpm Diamond HP The DIAMOND HP represents Uteco's ex- cellence in flexographic printing. Short runs, increased quality and reduced waste and setup times remain priorities in today's flexible packaging market. The DIAMOND HP is the ideal answer for top converters who require increased flexibility and consolidation of equip- ment to streamline operations. Thermoregulation by air of the CI group frame, carbon fiber sleeve mandrels, sleeve ejec- tion system, new and efficient drying system, improved high performance winders, dynamic adjustment of printing pres- sures (P2P), new automatic washing system (SprintWash) and an upgraded press supervisor (Shop- WareHP) give the DIAMOND HP a significant competitive advantage in the production of both large and small orders. The DIAMOND HP print deck represents an evolution of the well tested, dual guided and patented print unit of the Uteco Emerald flexographic press. The sleeve change is completely automatic and can be managed by the press operator from both the press supervisor, as well as the CI printing group. Notable features include: • PCT--- Press Control During Transition New Uteco platform for low waste and fast setting of: • Printing pressures (Touch & Go & Kiss & Go) • Registers (Click & Drag) in partnership with Grafikontrol • PTC - Predictable Torque Control This software system allows predictive control of plate mandrel servomotor's torque in varying print conditions to ensure best available print register accuracy • Direct Drive Evo The Direct Drive Evo technology by Uteco grants unique performances which give converters important benefits