The first Omet X-Flex press to be installed in India is now in operation at Renault Paper Products, a Manohar Packaging Group Company, in Palghar.
“The X-Flex is a uniquely engineered machine which minimizes operator intervention and is easy to operate,” says Mahendra Shah, director of Renault Paper Products. “The print station that combines the impression cylinder and chill roll is the source of a short web path. It is one reason that the press is able to average 23 meters – and from the 24th meter onwards we achieve a saleable product.”
First unveiled at Labelexpo Europe in 2007, the X-Flex was awarded the 2008 Technical Innovation prize by the Flexographic Technical Association. The press features a straight web path design aimed at producing low waste and print stability. According to Omet, waste is below 30 meters on an eight-color press. Additional features are a gearless-shaftless sleeve design, an ink pan design that requires only 250ml of ink to print, a quick change gearless anilox system for very rapid changeovers, and a Vision-1 automatic register control system, which automatically adjusts both machine and lateral web directions on each print station. X-Flex can run both thin film and pressure sensitive material running up to 200m/min., and it is available with an optional "Smart Pressure Adjustment System" that automatically sets each print sleeve repeat change into precise impression position.
The sale was handled by Omet’s agent in India and south East Asia, Weldon Celloplast. Pawandeep Sahni, director of Weldon, says, “Mahendrabhai Shah’s vision and foresight is amazing. His decision to opt for X-Flex has given a boost to his indulgence in innovations in label printing and conversion.”