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  • 01 May 2013

BGM launches new slitter rewinders

BGM managing director Annemarie Rhodes

Bar Graphic Machinery is launching two new slitter rewinders in order to provide improved productivity in digital converting and flexible packaging finishing.

The 160m/min BGM Elite Digiflex full servo flexo die-cut to re-register slitter rewinder has been developed to convert and finish pre-printed digital, inkjet, or flexo media. This highly flexible system can print, apply additional coating, semi rotary or full rotary die cut, slit and rewind all in register in one or multiple passes.

Features on the BGM Elite Digiflex include fast changeover for maximum productivity and flexibility, automatic print positioning (APP) system for accurate plate registration and automatic die registration (ADR) to reduce set-up waste for a more cost-efficient re-register print and die-cutting production process. A digital servo drive also provides constant communication between all the servo axes for high performance and functionality including advanced diagnostic features.

The BGM Elite 550 Multiflex full servo multiple substrate inspection slitter rewinder is capable of slitting and rewinding a wide range of filmic substrates, including unsupported films, foils and flexible packaging substrates as fine as 11 microns.

With the capacity to operate at 300m/min, the fully servo driven multiple substrate inspection slitter rewinder incorporates a motion controller that maintains constant communication between all servo axis from the servo driven unwind through to the pacing roller and dual rewind system.

This gives a dynamic performance with accuracy of positioning and substrate tension control. Flexibility is offered through single or dual pneumatic lay-on rollers running as a single or dual web advance system with assured control on multiple films, foils and papers.

BGM managing director Annemarie Rhodes said: ‘All our modular systems offer a high degree of flexibility which is why we are careful to discuss how they can be designed to meet every nuance of an operation’s requirements.

‘That way we can offer a high return on investment. Why buy a solution that only meets today’s demands with no way of expanding as you do? Or why spend additional money on a machine that has more capabilities than you require? We want our customers to invest confidently in robust profit generating systems so we can help them build a more successful future.’