Heidelberg Recaps U.S. Launch of Speedmaster CX 102 at Open HouseNovember 19, 2010
Highlights include Heidelberg’s InterTech Technology Award-winning Prinect Inpress Control, an inline spectrophotometric color measuring system, Prinect Inspection Control, an inline sheet inspection system, and Prinect Press Center control console with Intellistart, an operator guidance system and integrated Wallscreen.
“Think of Intellistart as the GPS system for your press operator, with turn-by-turn, process-oriented instructions that are carried out automatically,” Penge said. “The press is truly part of a Computer Integrated Manufacturing process with features like our Pressroom Manager and Analyze Point, which feeds real-time data back upstream for production times and cost. In fact, with our new Prinect Mobile application running on a smart phone, users can tap into the current press from any location. The Speedmaster CX also offers a true production speed of 16,500-sph, a full 10 percent higher than the 15,000-sph top speed of the Speedmaster CD 102.”
“Rolling the high-performance features of the XL platform into the Speedmaster CX 102 was a shrewd competitive move by Heidelberg in the current 40” market,” said James Rutt, president of Keystone Paper and Box Co., Inc., thriving, full-service folding carton producer in South Windsor, CT. “We were especially struck by the makeready advantages and by the advances in the Preset Plus feeder and delivery, as well as by the ability of the Inpress color control mechanism to reduce makeready and running waste. There’s no way to describe the multi-function control console with Wallscreen showing color information and press speeds as other than an amazing tool.”
Also available as an option on the Speedmaster CX 102 is the new generation of the Prinect Image Control color management and control system, offering higher resolution for spectral measurement and greater user-friendliness, thanks to the addition of a vacuum table, LED lighting, and a 19”, wizard-guided touchscreen. The new edition of Prinect Image Control will begin shipping in early 2011.
Other highlights of the new CX 102 include the precision Preset Plus Feeder and Preset Plus Delivery, semi-automated (upgradeable to fully automated) plate changing, and Heidelberg Star peripherals for drying, powdering, foiling, and other key press functions. Side frames, gears, bearings, and grippers are robustly manufactured to stand up to heavy demand at the highest running speeds.
Speedmaster CX 102 offers the capacity to produce up to 55 million impressions per year at a price point that is very attractive in a difficult economy. It can be expected to yield a 25-50 percent hike in productivity—based on job distribution mix and configuration—over a 2003 model CD 102 with first-generation Preset Plus technology.
Unmatched Service and Support
Like every new press in the Speedmaster family, the Speedmaster CX 102 comes to market well supported by the industry's finest programs for service, consumable supplies, and replacement parts.
Systemservice 36 plus, a 36-month service package included in the purchase price of the press, provides complete coverage of all repairs and a menu of tech support options that assure productivity and performance. Inks, coatings, plates, and chemistry bearing Heidelberg's Saphira brand are optimized for use with the Speedmaster CX 102, further underpinning print quality. And when parts are needed, no source can surpass the manufacturer that made the press. Original Heidelberg Service Parts are fully warranted, available for ordering 24/7/365, competitively priced, and superior in compatibility and reliable functioning.
Worldwide, Heidelberg has sold 40 CX presses since Ipex 2010. The first U.S. installation of an 8-color model with coater is scheduled for installation shortly.
Source: Company press release.