New Nilpeter presses a major attraction at LabelExpo
In terms of visitor attraction and sheer size of presence, Nilpeter was one of the leading exhibitors at the recent LabelExpo Americas show, held in Chicago. The Danish press manufacturer introduced two completely new UV-flexo label and packaging presses, the FA-4* and FB-3. It also demonstrated the latest four-colour CASLON InkJet printing press, now available with a White or spot-colour print head. Also new was the FP-4 flatbed hot foil and embossing unit for increased finishing options.
The equipment was shown to a receptive audience under Nilpeter's latest corporate banner: 'NEXT - Your Challenge - Our Commitment'. The message represents the company's commitment to supply customers with innovative technologies that create solutions designed to meet future challenges. With optimised production efficiencies, Nilpeter users can therefore develop business opportunities in new business areas.
During its latest LabelExpo outing, the well-known Nilpeter Bell rang 13 times. In addition to these confirmed press orders, the company's sales staff recorded many more intentions to buy from customers around the world.
"We successfully introduced our two new, innovative presses", said Sales & Marketing Director Jakob Landberg. "Visitors were impressed with the quick job changes from the printing units and die-cutting tools on both the FA-4* and FB-3. They also appreciated the latest ergonomic designs of the new presses, with their short web paths and overall user-friendliness".
"The new CASLON concept enabling UV-InkJet White was equally well received, as was the new FP-4 flatbed hot foil and embossing unit. The many visitors gave a very positive feedback to our new NEXT concept, which focuses on adding value for our customers by optimising printing processes and adding new market opportunities."
Technical details in brief
The FA-4* for high quality labels and flexible packaging
The new press has a maximum web width of 420 mm (16.5 inches), an extra short web path and a top speed of 175 m/min. (574 ft/min.). The sleeve-based UV-flexo press is controlled by the Press Management Center (PMC), augmented by an Air Control Satellite (ACS) for wireless press operation. Extra features include a new print-to-cylinder (P2C) register system, and the CLEANINKING system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks. Nilpeter's Quick-Change magnetic die module allows fast release of flexible dies, off-press die preparation, and Easy-Load tooling. The Nilpeter Automatrix gives automatic waste rewinding with zero downtime. Options include freely-positioned rotary UV-screen, hot and cold foil printing.
The FB-3 high performance flexo label printing press
Fast job changeovers and minimum waste at top speeds of 228 m/min. (750 ft/min.) from a maximum web width of 350 mm (13.75 inches) are features of the FB-3. Servo drives give automatic adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs, as well as handling job pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load. The press includes an Automatic Plate Positioning System (APPS), and P2C register. Quick-release systems for handling anilox rolls and plate cylinders are augmented by the company's quick-change Revolver die-cutting system.
White or spot-colour capability for CASLON
The heavy-duty CASLON InkJet module has an optional spot-colour print head to add White, a spot-color or a varnish to the CMYK set using UV-cured inks. The inks are comparable to conventional flexo and screen inks and offer high ink adhesion, as well as high scratch resistance without varnishing. Options include a variable data printing facility and a PDF interface. The CASLON can run with a standard Nilpeter FA-4 platform using conventional UV-flexo units and converting modules, or operate as a stand-alone printing press.”