Uflex is showcasing electronic line shaft (ELS) based rotogravure printing press Ultima, at its stand at Drupa.
This machine is evoking significant interest from buyers spanning across Europe, Africa, Middle East and the United States. Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director at Uflex trigger-started the press through his iPad at the show floor.
ELS Ultima offers several benefits to the users as compared to its mechanical counterpart. Some of the salient features include its ergonomic design for better operator access around the press, low noise level compared to the mechanical variant, fewer serviceable mechanical parts that significantly bring down the running and maintenance costs, and faster print register response.
The press is built with electronic line shaft technology. It is equipped with printing, unwind and rewind, in-feed and out-feed stations along with servo motors and drives. In addition, it also features flying splice turret unwind, rewind, sleeve type impression roller and trolley facilities. The press also has an option of doing reverse register coating at the last printing unit. ELS Ultima is claimed to have the printing speed between 350 to 400 meters a minute.
Inaugurating the Uflex pavilion at drupa, Chaturvedi said: ‘We are showcasing some of the best packaging and converting machines at the show floor. Visitors can see live demonstration of our machines at the stall to have a better understanding. Sophisticated and technologically enhanced anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions coupled up with a whole range of embossing and hybrid cylinders, polymer flexo-printing plates are also drawing visitors who look for end-to-end flexible packaging solutions.
Innovation is our raison d'être and I am glad to see people discussing their technical requirements with my team here at drupa.’