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Hine Labels acquires fourth Nilpeter

December 18, 2012

The Yorkshire-based converter cites Nilpeter's "staggeringly accurate" auto register as a reason for repurchase.

Hine Labels Ltd. has purchased its fourth Nilpeter flexo press: an FB-3300S, featuring full servo, full auto register, pre-setting with an IST UV-system. In addition, Hine Labels opted for several additional features such as sheeter conveyor, turner bar, delam/relam, full rail system, screen printing, cold foil, and fan folding.

“We were experiencing an ever-increasing demand for high quality technical labels," says Bill Hine. “We couldn’t cope with the demand, so in Spring 2012 we decided to expand our capacity in volume and in features. Full servo and hot air dryers combined with UV-curing were pivotal features, which is one of the reasons why we went for the FB-3300S." Hine Labels requires hot air drying for its water-based production, and in conjunction with UV-curing, the company says it finds the combination second to none.

When asked about the benefits of their new press, Hine responds: “The auto register is staggering. It just stays put! Sometimes we think the monitor doesn’t work because the register cross on the screen is so accurate. This press is a huge step forward. The quality is better and easier to maintain and also the press operators find it user-friendly. It saves us a lot of time and material because it goes into register very fast and it stays there...Our operators prefer Nilpeter presses because their tension control is better than on other presses in our shop”.

Hine says he knew he wanted a Nilpeter press because he has been able to rely on them for 15 years. “Our Nilpeter presses are astonishingly reliable. They are very robust, solid, and well-engineered, and we don’t experience down time due to mechanical failure."
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