Launched at Dscoop Israel and USA in March, AB Graphic’s Fast Track die will be on display at drupa. Running at speeds of up to 150 m/min in semi-rotary mode, it is the fastest semi-rotary die in the market, says the company.
‘Customers were amazed when they saw it running at full speed at Dscoop,’ said Tony Bell, sales director.
‘The original concept was born to create a semi-rotary die that could run in line with faster digital print engines. Once we started designing it, we discovered we could achieve much faster speeds and we are incredibly proud of this world first.
‘Visitors to drupa can view this revolutionary technology on the HP Booth in Hall 17, running in line with the newly launched HP 8000. We will be demonstrating the Fast Track die off-line at the end of each day and if anyone would like to arrange a private demonstration, please get in touch with email@example.com.’
ABG is also showing a SRI 430 inspection slitter rewinder with a semi-automatic turret rewinder and fully integrated fleyeVision inspection system. This can be viewed on REA Elektronik’s Booth, in Hall 4, B31. It will be demonstrating back side sequential numbering using an inkjet cartridge system, which is of particular interest to customers producing pharmaceutical labels.
‘The SRI was specifically designed for high speed slitter inspection applications and includes a 100 percent print face inspection camera imbedded into the control. As both the camera and rewinder are manufactured in the same plant it offers seamless integration of the FleyeVision system which is particularly noticeable on set up and waste removal,’ continued Bell.
‘This particular machine will also show our Autoslit system with auto label gap sensor. Setting the slitting knives is one of the most time consuming jobs carried out on a slitter rewinder. Now the operator simply presses a button, a scanner passes across the web identifying where the gaps are and automatically positions the slitting blades, saving hours of make-ready times each week on short run jobs.
‘This machine will also be fitted with a semi-automatic turret rewinder allowing labels to be wound directly onto small rolls, taking out another costly and time consuming stage in the converting process.”
Visitors interested in a wider web width finishing system for digitally printed labels and flexible packaging will be able to see the Digicon 3000 on the HP Booth running in line with the HP20000.