Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

Rotoflex demos wide range of offline finishing solutions


On display is the new HSI 330, a horizontally-configured system designed for label slitting, inspection and rewinding.

At the Mark Andy booth (319) during Labelexpo, Rotoflex is presenting a wide array of offline finishing solutions. The newest Business Responsive Technology from Rotoflex is the HSI 330, a system designed for high volume label slitting, inspection and rewinding in an operator-friendly horizontal configuration. Joining the HSI is the compact, high-speed VSI 330 slitter rewinder and the VLI 700 premier inspection, slitting and rewind system for conventional labels and unsupported film.

The HSI brings many operational and ergonomic benefits to label converters, featuring end-to-end servo control, web width of 330 or 440mm, up to 1000 fpm (305 mpm) running speed, extra-large inspection table, 37 inch (940mm) high editing area, and easily accessible slitting module. Configurable for a variety of vision inspection solutions, the HSI offers a wide range of options including biometric authentication, and Rotoflex's exclusive Report Management System (RMS), which is being demonstrated live. These features help converters maximize uptime, accessibility and security.
Daily interactive presentations are being held for all three machines at the booth. Of particular interest to flexible packaging printers, the VLI has a significantly wide web width of 700mm and is running delicate film applications at speeds of 2000 fpm (610 mpm).

Also being demonstrated is the advanced URC 2.0 proprietary control system. This system, available on all Rotoflex finishing solutions offers simple menus and an intuitive interface, giving operators the ability to monitor all functions from a single screen. Each of the machines demonstrate the benefits of vision inspection, with the EyeC ProofRunner (VLI 700), E+L SMARTSCAN (VSI 330) and Nikka Research Alis M1+ (HSI 330).

Rotoflex sales and engineering veterans are educating show visitors on the complete portfolio of innovative solutions that drive customer profitability. For example, Vericut3 next generation premier off-line digital and conventional web finishing solution, the new Security Series for extremely demanding requirements of advanced security and pharmaceutical applications, and servo-driven die cutters such as the versatile DSI for precision die cutting or advanced roll and label inspection, and the top-of-the-line DLI platform with high-speed precision and faster operating speeds.

Customers interested in retrofitting or rebuilding existing Rotoflex installations with the latest technology advancements are welcomed to visit the stand for a personal consultation. This work is now completed in Rotoflex's new, 12,000 square foot building near Toronto, making these enhancements even more accessible to the North American market.

"We have an impressive line-up of finishing solutions at Labelexpo," comments Kevin Gourlay, vice president of Rotoflex. "As a pioneer of the first vertical inspection slitting and rewinding machine introduced over 40 years ago at Labelexpo Americas, we are pleased to once again showcase this technology in the VSI, that has evolved to be the most recognized series throughout the world. The new HSI horizontal slitter rewinder, advancements of the VLI series, and our range of finishing solutions to be presented on show proves our commitment in providing leading Business Responsive Technologies to support printers and converters world-wide in their offline label finishing workflow."