HomeNews › Innovation according to Prati Company, at Labelexpo Europe 2013
Member news

Innovation according to Prati Company, at Labelexpo Europe 2013

SA Dual Turret, STARplus and ALHENA IML: new forms generated by the same DNA

At what is the major event for the entire European and global label industry, Labelexpo Europe, PRATI Company presents (Booth C60, Hall 5) the very latest solutions developed by its R&D department, which show how the ideal of innovation pursued by the Company is measureable not only according to the “length” of its technological path, but also according to the “extent” of its expansion into constantly new sectors and segments.

The way the Company is approaching Brussels is marked by founded optimism, as confirmed by Chiara Prati, Sales Director of PRATI Company: “Following what is a completely counter trend with respect to the economic crisis, over recent years the company has grown exponentially. 2012 was our record year in terms of sold units and the turnover for the first six months of 2013 has more than doubled compared to the previous year. The interest shown towards us by operators most closely focused on cutting-edge technologies in the industry is clearly evident from the fact that, even before officially revealing them to the world market, we have already received orders for the systems to be presented at the show. We are therefore making preparations to put ourselves in the position to promptly cater to the demand for these machines, which could well be higher than we had initially expected”.

With regard to Commodity labels PRATI Company looks with interest at the low value added segment of the label industry and will endeavor to transform it thanks to the revolutionary STARplus machine. The Company is in fact among the very few manufacturers in the world able to provide an alternative solution developed for customers that do not need an inspection system. It uses a glueless technology during lane's hooking and uses labels (with optional ID) to close the rolls, which means big savings for the label printers in consumables and makes the entire process very clean and eco-friendly. And all this while always ensuring perfect tensioning of the finished reels.

The STARplus off-line turret (four shafts) works in-line with any printing and converting machine. Its full servo technology makes it fit for the new ECO very thin materials, too. It also ensures high speed and perfect cycle continuity thanks to quick and automatic spindle change. A complete job change over needs only 15 minutes.

With an eye on more traditional segments, PRATI Company also presents the SA Dual Turret semi-automatic rewinding system, which fits to the latest-generation SATURN and JUPITER models; thanks to its double shaft, production outputs are increased by 50% This automation cuts down the time required to remove the finished rolls and prepare the new operating cycle.
It is on show with the die-cutting unit for pre-printed and plain labels for working cycles optimization.

At Labelexpo, PRATI Company officially enters the packaging industry; its brand new ALHENA IML series is focused on one of the segments most strongly affected by technological value added: In-Mould-Labelling (IML).
ALHENA IML converting machine accommodates large mother reels, it’s equipped with auto register die cutting and a conveyor unit, which conveys the labels to the stacker, where they are automatically stacked to make packaging easier for the operator.

Aware of the potential expressed by these innovative systems, PRATI Company is therefore preparing for Labelexpo, in the conviction of managing to attract the interest of the discerning Brussels public, thanks also to the attractive news presented on the Green and High Security zones.