Goss to Champion a Competitive Advantage for Offset #IpexMarch 25, 2010
Goss Folia press
The Goss Folia press is highlighted on the stand to illustrate another rapid transition from concept to reality. Launched at drupa 2008, the press has undergone continued development and considerable market evaluation. As a result, Goss International asserts a groundbreaking achievement in developing not only the fastest perfecting ‘sheetfed’ press available but also one that provides a lower carbon footprint by running at 30,000 iph without a dryer.
Elsewhere on the stand, Goss International exhibits a range of springboard technologies designed to enable customers to rapidly improve ecological credentials, production capabilities and financial viability. These include the latest Ecochill drying technology, which improves web control and eliminates condensate.
Goss packaging solutions
Goss International will also introduce the technology with which it will offer an alternative solution to the web packaging market. The Goss Vpak press uses sleeved and gapless technology to change impression-cylinder diameter and hence repeat length. The press units have been designed to deliver the flexibility of the flexographic process with equivalent speeds and quality of gravure, creating a new opportunity for packaging printers.
Akiyama MEGA Jprint perfecting
As a wholly-owned company of Shanghai Electric Corporation, Akiyama – a leader in sheetfed perfecting – will run its MEGA Jprint press live at IPEX. The presentation will highlight new features on the press including the ability to automatically change all plates simultaneously in three minutes. The MEGA Jprint was developed to improve the productivity and flexibility of sheetfed perfecting. Its B1 cylinders have a unique ‘impression-to-impression’ configuration which means that each side of a sheet is printed by separate units, positioned one above the other, with their own plate, blanket and impression cylinders. This enables the entire sheet to be printed on both sides without the need to leave gripper margins on the tail edge of the sheet. The system also optimizes sheet handling and registration with a subsequent press speed of 15,000 iph for four-over-four jobs.
YAWA die-cutting and foiling
Complementing the Goss web packaging offering, the range from YAWA has been designed to deliver versatile converting for packaging printers. Able to handle paper, cardboard, corrugated board, plastic and other materials, the products provide automatic inline creasing, embossing, thermal embossing, die-cutting, stripping, blanking, foil stamping and hologram stamping with speeds up to 7,500 sheets per hour. The versatile YAWA PRO-F106 die-cutter will be shown working live at IPEX. It has been specially designed for die-cutting and quality hot-foil or hologram stamping in a single operation. Differing from a standard dual-purpose foil stamping and die-cutting device, the YAWA PRO-F106 is capable of foil stamping, die-cutting and stripping. A new infeed and control system gives highly accurate positioning that enables holograms to be applied at high speed.
Goss Purlux 1200 saddlestitching
The Goss Purlux 1200 saddlestitcher is a complementary solution to Goss Pacesetter technology. Together the products cover a wide range of binding requirements in the mid range from 10,000 to 16,000 cph. As the latest generation of saddlestitchers, the Goss Purlux 1200 saddlestitcher maintains high value in a design that specifically targets the need for fast and regular job changes. From the highly reliable double grippers to a double-scoring position for covers, it has been designed to eliminate misfeeds and dropped signatures. In the stitching section, adjustments to the trimmer infeed are designed for fast makereadies and the trimmer itself is the latest design with quick-change facilities for optional devices.
Feida automated guillotine systems
Accurate, fast and automated, Feida equipment has been developed to offer high productivity post-press operation to sheetfed printers. The system exhibited at IPEX features complete control, with minimum physical effort, over lifting, jogging, cutting and restacking of printed sheets at a speed of up to 48 cutting cycles per minute. The guillotine itself features a sophisticated positioning system with fast and accurate adjustment and high clamp pressure for clean cutting with maximum safety. A wide cutting throat has the capacity to cut any sheet substrate, from paper to board, with a maximum pile height of 165 mm.
“IPEX 2010 provides the perfect opportunity to present our strengthened structure and a wider product portfolio,” states Navarre. “It is also a glimpse of the future as we target broader sectors with our new partners. All the pieces of the puzzle are not in place yet but we will work more closely with the SEC companies as the relationship matures. From a purely Goss International perspective, we are showing the latest updates on key technology developments first presented at drupa 2008. They are now successfully installed and fulfilling expectations. Our other focus is, of course, our existing customer base where new initiatives continue to help drive efficiencies and enable printers to expand beyond the confines of their traditional production and markets.”