Komori Highlights Waste Reduction and Increased Profitability

Komori America Sheetfed Product Manager Doug Schardt says, “The AI software is simply remarkable and there is nothing like it available in the marketplace. We believe it can reduce start up waste up to 50%, and when paper is the most costly consumable in a printing plant, that’s a significant number.”

The LSX40: The latest evolution of Komori’s award winning LS platform

The LSX40 is the premier press in the Komori Lithrone S-Series line-up. With a maximum running speed of 18,000 impressions per hour and a larger sheet size of 29×41, this workhorse is ideal for busy pressrooms handling a wide variety of substrates and run lengths. The Lithrone SX40 is equipped with higher speed, fully automatic platechanging with nonstop plate removal to speed job to job changeover, changing six plates in just two minutes.

The LSX40 has been enhanced from feeder through delivery for precise sheet stability and print quality and is also equipped with Komori’s High Speed Start function. The press starts feeding at 12,000 sheets per hour and allows the press to be close to ink and water balance before the first pull, dramatically reducing makeready waste. At the heart of the LSX40 is Komori’s brand of artificial intelligence KHS-AI that dramatically reduces waste and provides ultimate color control from job to job and shift to shift.

The LSX29: Advanced Technology for Fast Job Cycle Time

Komori will highlight the fast job cycle time and ease of use of the KHS-AI equipped Lithrone SX29 in four daily demonstrations. To show just how fast the job cycle time really is, the first demonstration of each day will be a non-stop 60 minute press run of 200 sheet jobs.

“Since Graph Expo 2007 we’ve been demonstrating the press in this fashion,” says Schardt. “Visitors are constantly amazed at how quickly we can get jobs on and off the press. The productivity of this machine just simply can’t be beat.”

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