Indian press manufacturer Multitec will exhibit two presses at Labelexpo India 2018, with an S1 highlighting automation technology in line with the global trend towards Industry 4.0.
The 450mm wide, 8-color S1 full servo press will run shrink film jobs as well as print pressure-sensitive labels live on the show floor. With multi-substrate capability, it has large circumference chill rolls to handle unsupported films. The press also has an upgraded pre-register system so that an 8-color job can be in full register in less than one web pass. It also includes a re-register system.
Explaining new features on this machine, Amit Ahuja, director at Multitec, said: ‘Following global trends of automation, all S1 presses now include Industry 4.0 that lets us push updates remotely and allows for remote press monitoring and diagnostics. In addition, this enables printers to access production data on their smartphones.
‘The kit at the show includes turnbar, delam-relam unit, cold foil station and a two-layer unit – all movable on rails. This will be the widest range of options on rails that visitors will see at the show. The two-layer unit can also be used as a second foiling unit or an additional laminator.’
An 8-color E1 semi-servo press will also be on show. It will be seen equipped with rail-mounted cold foil, turnbar and delam-relam units. ‘This machine is most suitable for label convertors who need maximum flexibility in a small footprint,’ said Ahuja. ‘E1 has one of the smallest web paths between print stations allowing for minimum wastage.’
Multitec is now exporting to over 20 countries around the world and has sold more than 45 presses in the last two years.