Heidelberg to Display Latest Packaging Solutions
The Japack Pro packer will be highlighted as well this year after undergoing software improvements. This solution allows package printers to take full advantage of high-speed folder gluers. With the ease of a touch screen, the operator can enter the number of samples taken and indicate from which shopping case and layer. The exact number of samples is automatically added to the shipping case, which then is automatically directed to the operator by ACC (Automatic Case Control.)
“Our system incorporates a feature that allows operators to sample right out of the box, so any problems are quickly identified,” explains Rasmussen.
In addition to postpress packaging equipment, Heidelberg will demonstrate two of its flagship sheetfed presses that are ideal for the packaging market: the 6-color Speedmaster XL 105 with coater and extended X3 delivery; and the 6-color Speedmaster CD 74 with extended delivery. The XL 105 is the ultimate production tool for labeling and packaging printers who produce large volumes of multiple-up work. With real production speeds of up to 18,000 iph, the industry’s fastest makeready times and the highest printing quality, it offers everything packaging printers are looking for. In addition, it is equally user-friendly for a broad range of substrates from lightweight papers to heavy board and plastic sheets. This press line covers very short runs with extremely fast makereadies, as well as longer runs at top speed of up to 18,000 iph. Together with the Speedmaster CD 102, which won’t be exhibited at this year’s show due to booth space limitations, Heidelberg provides three main press lines for the folding carton and label production. All three enable conventional and UV printing and coating, and are available in almost any combination of printing, coating and drying units to fulfill individual customer’s specific needs for efficient inline productions.
Heidelberg’s packaging focus will continue at drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany, where the much-anticipated 56-inch Speedmaster XL 142 and 64-inch Speedmaster XL 162 VLF offset presses will be unveiled. They will be the most state-of-the-art VLF presses to date, combining user-friendliness with outstanding productivity.