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  • 08 Sep 2017

Zircon installs second Mark Andy P7

Dehradun-based Zircon Technologies has installed its second Mark Andy Performance Series P7 label printing press and eighth Rotoflex at its factory.

The 13in wide, 10-color machine comes with a BST Powerscope 4000 vision system with motorized traverse and GEW Rhino system. The press also features dual frame unwind with 40-inch capacity, vertical dancer with closed loop control, electronic web guide and roll lift; automatic register, pre-register and re-register on print stations, vari-print and insetting capabilities; delam and relam unit, rail mounted web turnbar, rail mounted cold foil unwind and waste windup, 10 chilled impression rolls and one chiller, web break detectors, a two-station die-cut unit with servo driven tooling and die throwoff, and zero gap matrix rewinder.

The company’s first Mark Andy Performance Series P7 was installed in August 2016.

Sanjeev Sondhi, director operations at Zircon Technologies, said: ‘We opted for this press for its better performance. According to me, this press offers better registration and print quality. We also found that Performance Series P7 has better recordable print pressures. It will primarily cater to liquor and FMCG industries in the plant. Zircon has also had a good experience working with Flexo Image Graphics.’

The Rotoflex VSI 330 features Nikka inspection system. The company already runs four Rotoflex VSI and three Rotoflex VLI machines.

Gourav Roy, managing director at Flexo Image Graphics, the exclusive distributor of Mark Andy and Rotoflex in the Indian sub-continent, said: ‘Sondhi understands quality. He never lost his enthusiasm to create a unique label that required better technology. While he started the label printing business with Mark Andy 2200 press, he soon realized the need of faster changeovers, ease to produce quality with less dependence and higher throughput and standardization when he installed the first Mark Andy Performance Series P5. This new Performance Series P7 13in press is meant to complement Performance Series P5 13in press at the Dehradun factory.’


Aakriti Agarwal is India and Southeast Asia editor for Labels & Labeling.

Aakriti has been India editor for a number of years, and editor of the online newsletter, Label News India.

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