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3C! Packaging installs new Nilpeter press

January 10, 2017

Growing demand for labels prompted the purchase of the 10-color FB-3 flexo press that reaches a top speed of 750 fpm.

3C! Packaging, an independent privately-owned pharmaceutical packaging solutions company specializing in the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils and unit dose applications, has experienced rapid business growth since introducing its Clear Code coating system. Through the use of lasers and a proprietary color change technology, Clear Code offers high-contrast imaging on a colorless coating, significantly enhancing the customer serialization and coding experience increasingly being sought by pharmaceutical customers.

The bump in business prompted 3C! Packaging to add more than 3,000 square feet of additional facility space, as well as hire several new front-end personnel.

On the production side, to accommodate the growing demand for its label operations, 3C! Packaging has installed a new Nilpeter FB-3 flexo press, one of the fastest on the market. The 10-color press delivers a top speed of 228 m/m (750 fpm) with no compromises to print quality on webs up to 350mm (13.75") wide. Despite being designed as a high-performance press, the FB-3 remains competitive over a wide range of run lengths, including short runs.

The new Nilpeter press is especially versatile: the machine’s movable unwind/rewind towers with rail system allow multiple label configurations, while its short web path yields fast job changeovers with minimum start-up waste. Each of the ergonomically-designed printing units includes five servo systems to automate all adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs, as well as for job pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load. 

A dual axis servo transport system ensures high levels of print reproduction and precise registration. The new press also will feature an additional slitter/rewinder and LVS system.

Quick-release systems for handling anilox rolls and plate cylinders are improved by Nilpeter’s quick-change revolver diecutting system. This offers on-the-fly loading and unloading of dies to reduce setup times and save material waste. In fact, full job changeovers – of all 10 color stations as well as the die – have been achieved in as few as five minutes.

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