Mark Andy has reported success with its redesigned model 2200 press, which features servo technology. The company states that it has sold more than 25 of the redesigned presses since the product launch in late 2007. Five have been sold in Europe, the others in Asia and the Americas.
Each section of the 2200 press is independently servo driven: infeed, print and converting stations, and rewind. The company reports that with fewer gears involved, both vibration and noise are reduced, as is general wear and tear. Also, reduced material waste and lower maintenance costs provide a rapid return on investment, the company says.
Optional features of the redesigned 2200 include fully automatic register control for higher print quality, and remote diagnostics allowing for direct access to Mark Andy technical support, thereby reducing downtime.
“The 2200 offers customers improved quality and increased productivity across a variety of applications and further enhances our extensive and unique range of flexo presses,” said Jeff Feltz, director of product development, “The positive response from converters has been overwhelming.”
The updated 2200 series is available with 254mm (10"), 330mm (13"), or 532mm (17") web widths, and has a top speed of 230 m/min (750 fpm).