drupa 2012 : Offsetting Digital’s Advance
Komori also launched its newest offset press, the Lithrone GLX40 carton press. This 41˝ press handles substrates from 8-pt. to 40-pt. board, and can be equipped with a nonstop feeder and delivery. At drupa, the GLX40 was equipped with Komori’s H-UV curing system that further enhances the carton production process by delivering bindery-ready sheets.
Komori’s PDC-SX Spectral Print Density Controller, which measures densities and colors by automatically detecting the color bar located anywhere vertically on the sheet, was demonstrated, as well. PDC-SX also detects register errors through the use of a special mark and handles front/back register control. In addition, the new Komori Info-Services Display (KID)—a multi-informational system that displays a host of information on a 50˝ backscreen, including the operating status of the press—was featured.
The Enthrone 29P convertible perfector press also debuted. Available in configurations up to five units, the small-footprint Enthrone 29P can handle a maximum sheet size of 20-7⁄8 x 29-17⁄32˝ and has a maximum print speed of 13,000 sph.
“We believe that drupa 2012 is a turning point in our industry,” said Kosh Miyao, president and COO of Komori America. “With the variety of equipment on display in the Komori stand, there was literally something to satisfy every need in the marketplace.”
Mitsubishi demonstrated its energy-saving ecoUV drying system and Diamond Eye-S in-line quality control system that measures both color density and dot variations. These new systems were equipped on a five-color Diamond V3000LS sheetfed press.
Aside from several new screen cylinder presses, Sakurai displayed its new 580SDC, a 23-5⁄8 x 31-1⁄8˝, five-color offset press equipped with coater and extended delivery.
Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America, the distributor for Ryobi presses that now oversees a network comprising 17 dealers with 40 salespeople and 60 service technicians, showcased an eight-color version of its eight-up Ryobi 920 series perfector running at 16,000 sph. Three intermediate drums provide consistent reversal of sheets and high-reliability sheet transfer. The drupa press was also equipped with an instant LED-UV curing system that reduces energy consumption by as much as 75 percent in comparison to conventional dryers, according to John Torrey, president.
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