Heidelberg Installs 1,000th Speedmaster CX 102 Printing UnitFebruary 16, 2012
Eco-friendly printing thanks to energy-efficient equipment
The new press has an extensive array of equipment, comprising the automatic InkStar ink supply system, the Prinect Axis Control color measurement and control system, the dynamic sheet brake, and large wallscreen. The Speedmaster CX 102 also impresses with the high energy efficiency of the press itself but also with the peripherals such as the AirStar air supply cabinet and DryStar dryer. The IPA package enables Druckerei Löhnert to offer alcohol-free and alcohol-reduced production.
“These factors also played a role in our investment decision, as both we and our customers are attaching ever more importance to sustainable production,” says Löhnert. “Thanks to all these measures, we are well positioned on the market and will continue to improve our workflows. We regard Heidelberg as an expert partner that helps us expand our market position further with consulting, services, and, of course, technology.”
The Speedmaster CX 102 exceeds all expectations
The Speedmaster CX 102 enables customers to respond to the market trend for maximum productivity and economic success. The wide range of configurations and equipment makes it possible to adapt the press to the specific requirements of the relevant business model. It can be ordered in a variety of configurations, from straight press to dual-coating configuration and even as a Duo press with flexographic printing before offset.
A very broad spectrum is covered with numerous application options ranging from UV equipment, foil packages, and sheeters to cold foil applications with FoilStar. There is therefore huge demand for the Speedmaster CX 102 in packaging printing and roughly one in every three printing units is accounted for by this segment, a trend that is continuing to rise.
Fifteen presses were sold immediately following the press's presentation at Ipex 2010, despite delivery of the first series-produced presses not being scheduled till September 2010. The Speedmaster CX 102 was also the highlight at Expoprint in Brazil and at the Open House events in Germany, Malaysia, Japan, and the United States. The ramp-up for series production was completed in spring 2011, which meant it was then also possible to target the Chinese growth market.
The Speedmaster CX 102 also enjoyed further major success at PrintChina in Dongguan with sales of over 40 presses. China is today the most important sales market for the Speedmaster CX 102, followed by Germany, Italy, France, and Taiwan. The press is now being used successfully throughout the world - from Mexico to Australia and from Sweden to South Africa. The 1,000th printing unit rolled off the production line at the Wiesloch/Walldorf plant in November 2011.