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  • 11 Sep 2018

Label Leaders installs Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330

Kevin Ceasar, Label Leaders machine operator, with the new Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330

South Africa's Label Leaders has broadened its embossing and off-line hot foiling capability for premium wine label embellishment with installation of a Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330 label converting and finishing system.

Label Leaders offer printing and finishing of premium labels to the South African wine, food and beverage industries. A 23-year-old family-owned business, the company is now led by Theo Raubenheimer and Rene Koen, son and daughter of founders Ben and Jeannette Raubenheimer.

Equipped with a flat hot stamping module and a 90-degree rotatable stamping head, the Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330 designed for Label Leaders handles substrate thicknesses from 40 to 250g/sqm, includes a second station for embossing of wine labels, and features one, two or three foil feeds either across the web or in the web direction. The hot stamping speed and tolerance are 60m/min and +/- 0.3mm respectively.

Raubenheimer said: ‘We pride ourselves on providing top quality products and service, and the quality of off-line finishing is much better than in-line. The Rotocon Ecoline can foil up to 24 000 labels an hour (depending on label layout) and also features a servo-driven foil-saving mechanism.’

The sale was led by Pascal Aengenvoort, Rotocon sales director, with commissioning and installation performed by a Rotocon technician.

Aengenvoort added: ‘The Rotocon Ecoline RDF-330 installed at Label Leaders is also upgradeable to handle holographic stamping and embossing in register, and to take a flat screen printing module.’

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