MAN Roland Redefines Sheetfed Performance with the Next Generation Roland 700
One segment of the printing industry that the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive is aimed at consists of short-run high-performance printers,” Rall says. “These are facilities that have to makeready and print over ten jobs per shift, with average run lengths below 5,000 sheets per job. To be competitive, they have to drive costs out of their workflows. DirectDrive will let them achieve major savings by essentially taking the time it takes to plate the press out of the production process.”
Rall points to a second application sector as prime territory for the ROLAND 700 DirectDrive. “It is also ideal for users of long perfectors with 8, 10 and 12 printing units, who produce a high volume of perfecting work,” he says. “It can reduce their makeready time by as much as 60 percent, and even more if they have the QuickChange modules such as closed loop inking.”
A select bundle of QuickChange modules are standard equipment on DirectDrive models and are available as options on HiPrint presses. Similarly, Automatic Plate Loading (APL) and 13,000 sph perfecting are standard on ROLAND 700 DirectDrive presses and optional on HiPrint models.
The Inline Line-up
However, only the ROLAND 700 HiPrint can be ordered with one or more of MAN Roland’s line-up of inline options that include:
InlineFoiler PRINDOR, which won a 2006 PIA/GATF InterTech Award for integrating foiling into the printing process to make that special effect more accessible and timely.
InlineInspector can detect even the smallest flaw on a printed sheet, while the press operates at top speed.
InlineSorter sends the defective sheets spotted by InlineInspector to a reject bin without slowing the press. That results in unprecedented inline quality control.
InlineObserver deploys a series of cameras inside the press so operators can monitor sheet flow and make adjustments on the fly. That saves set-up time and reduces waste.