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Kocher + Beck unveils UR Precision unwind/rewind system

September 30, 2011

The tooling manufacturer also launched its rotary screen products line and several new flexible dies, along with the introduction of its new Canadian sales representative.

Kocher + Beck, well known for its solid and flexible dies and tooling, showed its new UR Precision rewind/unwind system at Labelexpo Europe, along with several new products in its flexible die portfolio and its new rotary screen printing product range.

The company announced that Jerry Wynia, of Northern Graphic Solutions, has been named K+B’s representative in Canada. Wynia’s background includes more than two decades in the flexographic industry, with expertise in printing and prepress.

The UR Precision winding system features a servo driven integrated isolation dancer on the unwind that compensates for the time of acceleration required for a new roll of material, avoiding changes in tension that can have negative effects on the moving web. The five-servo rewinder features a scissor cut for a clean slice, and avoids substrate fold-back with its vertical web path to the turret rewinder. The UR also transfers energy from the unwind braking system to the rewind system. The company estimates that a converter could save an average of €3,000 per year in energy costs.

The Tec Screen line of products include screens in a range of meshes, colored dark red to help reveal any irregularities. The screens are of a stiffer material than others on the market, and are offered at a lower price, says Executive Vice President Frank Hasselberg.

New flexible dies include the Nanotec range, coated for very long runs, and Chrome for thermal transfer diecutting. Two Gluex dies are also offered, featuring anti-stick coatings for aggressive adhesives.
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