Prati Company’s new STARplus series turret rewinder is designed for companies without the need for an inspection system. It is designed to operate non-stop in line on any printing machine. Thanks to its automatic rewinding tension control system, independent of the tension of the main machine, the four-shaft STARplus star rewinder ensures compatibility, even with outdated machines. Its advanced servo motion with integrated in-feed nip, besides ensuring greater precision, permits cutting energy use by 40 percent compared to motors of other design and its use in continuous multi-shift production cycles. STARplus also utilizes a glueless hooking technology; the rewinding of the lanes on the core is extremely clean and does not require the use of consumables. The reels are closed with ID labels and the machine also independently manages the hooking, spacing, positioning and application phases. STARplus can be equipped with a broad range of accessories, including the automatic core loader, and also the new KERS system which, by permitting the re-use of the kinetic energy produced by the main printing machine, otherwise dissipated, provides added economic and ecological value.
A relative newcomer to the “online” segment of the labels market is Wizard Labels. Formed in early 2013 by Steve Smith (former president and co-owner of Lightning Labels) and Jay Dollries (president/…