Heidelberg at Drupa 2008: Technology Geared Towards Customer Benefits, Large-format Printing
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—03/10/2008—At drupa 2008 from May 29 to June 11 (Halls 1 and 2), Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will be rounding off the upper end of its portfolio for packaging and commercial printers by moving into the 102 x 142 centimeter (40.16 x 55.91 inch) and 120 x 162 centimeter (47.24 x 63.78 inch) format classes. The new platform for the Speedmaster models XL 145 and XL 162 will be put on public show for the first time at the industry event in Düsseldorf.
The Heidelberg trade show presentation is based around the slogan “HEI Performance” and “HEI Value”. Visitors to drupa will be able to see for themselves the powerful solutions that create real added value for customers. Heidelberg will also be putting the spotlight on integration solutions. The Prinect Press Center, Prinect Packaging Workflow, and Prinect Axis Control all take the workflow portfolio of Heidelberg to the next level.
A new range of platesetters from the Suprasetter series will also be on show for the first time at drupa 2008, with Heidelberg now expanding its portfolio to include the large-format Suprasetter 145, 162, and 190.
In the postpress sector, the Stahlfolder KH 82 with automatic cross-fold unit will be making its debut. Further innovations include the Eurobind 4000 perfect binder, the Diana X 115 folder gluer and the Dymatrix 145 CSB die cutter. Furthermore, the Dymatrix 106 Pro CSB die cutter and the CS and CSF Variamatrix series have been equipped with new features.
The innovations at a glance
Prinect Press Center
From drupa 2008, Heidelberg will be equipping all its Speedmaster presses (all formats) with a new, standardized high-performance control station - the Prinect Press Center. This will result in uniform operator guidance for all Speedmaster presses. The basic technology for the Prinect Press Center is provided by the new decentralized Sheetfed Control platform.