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Nilpeter unveils SMED die changer, new flexo ink system

October 1, 2011

The award-winning Revolver die changing unit permits effortless die changes on press in a matter of seconds.

Nilpeter’s Revolver die mounting system – which received a “highly commended” award from the judges in this year’s Label Industry Awards competition – was one of the hits of Labelexpo Europe this year. A literal example of the Lean SMED principle – Single Minute Exchange of Die – the Revolver allows the press operator to load the die required for the next print job in advance of the die change, then simply revolve the unit and install the die automatically in a matter of seconds.

The Danish press manufacturer promoted its new cLEANinking system on the FB press line. Each print station on the flexo press utilized a chambered doctor blade system from Tresu that seals link completely into a reservoir. “We have used the same water-based ink in the chamber throughout the show,” said Jakob Landberg, Nilpeter’s sales and marketing vice president. “Because it is sealed so securely in the chamber it doesn’t evaporate or pick up contamination from the atmosphere.” Landberg added that the inking system has been introduced across all of the company’s press lines.

Nilpeter’s MO-4 offset press line has received new software that allows for the downloading of inking specifications from prepress directly to the press, along with extra rollers in the ink chain for automatic elimination of ghosting possibilities.

The Caslon digital UV inkjet system from Nilpeter was shown mounted into the company’s FA flexo press, resulting in an inline combination process that also can include the addition of screen printing, foil application and any number of optional processes, followed by diecutting and rewinding. Introduced several years ago, the Caslon unit has been installed at 20 locations around the world, the last three in North America.
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