Aisa Automation Industrielle SA and Heidelberg CSAT GmbH have signed an exclusive distribution agreement giving Heidelberg access to the largest customer base of tube producers and Aisa the ability to offer digital printing solutions tailored for the needs of the tube industry. Digitally printed laminate tubes, is a growing market and Heidelberg’s Linoprint L digital drop on demand system, initially developed for label printing, has now been qualified for the printing of high value barrier tube laminates.
At the K13 exhibition in Düsseldorf October 16-23, Aisa will showcase Linoprint L printing aluminium barrier tube laminate with minimal waste, a unique capability of Linoprint L to reduce cost for short tube production runs, enabled by the excellent register accuracy and the machine’s drop on demand technology. Printing accuracy will also benefit tube making efficiency and enable decoration to cover almost 360 degrees of an overlapped, side seam tube, which is a first in the industry.
“Aisa’s strategy aims to integrate more value adding production steps into our tube solution portfolio and with the Linoprint L, digital printing machine and our partnership with Heidelberg, Aisa will be able to help customers to better compete within their markets and to develop new markets, where plastic tubes are not yet been used," says Joachim Sander, marketing director, Aisa.
Aisa’s tube production machines are available in different output ranges from 60 tubes per minute to 500 tubes per minute; all segments are been covered. Heidelberg’s Linoprint L offers linear printing speeds of up to 48 meters per minute at 600dpi, in two different printing widths, 210 and 420mm, enough to decorate 100-150 and 200-300 tubes per minute. Aisa’s tube production machines are available in different output ranges from 60 tubes per minute to 500 tubes per minute; all segments are been covered.