"Webtoberfest" Has German FlairNovember 2002
* High-tech Auxiliaries. The wide range of auxiliary equipment on the new web contributes to its usage as a press used for research and training.
Although too numerous to mention, some of the donated components included: an AWS centralized temperature control and cooling system; a Baldwin automatic impression cylinder cleaning system; various equipment and engineering services donated by Banta Corp.; a Civiemme vertical stacker/bundler from IMC America; a D&R remote gluing and moistening system; an Eltex remoistening system and a chill tack; an Innotech prefolder; a MEGTEC flying paster with integrated infeed splicer and a 35-foot dryer/oxidizer; a Siemens AC drive system; a Systems Technology compensating stacker; a Vits-America sheeter; as well as a WPC web guide system, cutoff control, and a combined closed-loop density and registration control.
MAN Roland's gift included installation, training and continued technical support. Many donations of press accessories included the same. The Rotoman replaces a Harris M-110 half-web press, which had been installed in 1980.
Other newly donated equipment to GATF includes a Xerox DocuColor 2060, a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster and a Quickmaster DI-PRO direct imaging press.
The dedication of the new MAN Roland Rotoman heatset web press also featured a proverbial ribbon cutting.