Nilpeter’s Indian joint venture manufacturing agreement with Proteck will see the first locally-built FB3300 Servo on display at Labelexpo India. Andy Thomas reports
Founded in 1985, Proteck is a well established manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Chennai. As well as offering sales and technical support services for Nilpeter in India, the company acts as agent and parts manufacturer for a number of other press and equipment manufacturers, including Mitsubishi and Screen.
Proteck is also a manufacturing company in its own right. One division builds and programs CNC machine tools – recently opening a major new manufacturing plant – and another designs and builds a range of pre and post- press equipment including CTP processors, coaters, screen presses, joggers and guillotines. A separate division, based in Nevada in the US, is dedicated to software development for the North American printing and packaging industries. Proteck is also a major manufacturer of packaging machines designed and built for OEM customers in Europe and India.
Nilpeter India's sales department is headed by Manish Kapoor, who has been in the industry for over 15 years, with the application department by C. Kanivannan. The managing director is Alan Barretto.
‘We use the same high quality Nilpeter parts as normally expected by the label printer,’ says Alan Barretto. ‘The obvious advantage for the Indian printers is shorter delivery times of the press itself. However, quick delivery of parts and service, all only hours away, no matter where in India the press is installed, makes us stand out from competition.'
Starting from the infeed, the FB3300 Servo shown at Labelexpo
Ergonomic slide-out print stations accelerate make-ready times, and serve as a base for drop-in cassettes. They come with removable ink pans and tool-free, quick-change print cylinders, anilox, and doctor rolls.
Quick print-head adjustment and anilox roll change provide for rapid make-ready and clean-up. The Midpoint Pacing system resets the tension between the print and die-cutting stations, improving register and reducing waste.
The press is designed for ease of maintenance, with easy-to-lift covers and wide-opening doors ensuring fast access to the back of the press.
Nilpeter says its Instant Registry Response (IRR) system and helical transmission guarantee superb print quality and low waste. IRR enables multi-direction lineal register adjustment without affecting web tension – dramatically reducing set-up times.
The Control panel features an ergonomic operator interface with wide spacing between stations for operator convenience and easy web inspection.
Pictured: Alan Barretto managing director of Nilpeter
This article was published in L&L issue 2, 2010
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