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Mark Andy debuts new Performance Series presses

10.01.18

The all-new P9E, P7E and P5E presses are engineered to support ever-evolving converter needs.

Mark Andy demonstrated at Labelexpo its newly-released press models, the  P9E, P7E and P5E, which have been added to the award-winning Performance Series product line. The Performance Series platform, according to Mark Andy, redefines workflow productivity through its simple design, efficient waste savings and fast changeovers.

The new Performance Series P9E press is specifically designed for high-quality flexible packaging production. Available in web widths up to 26 inch (660 mm), the flexo press is engineered as the ideal solution to print film, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging and foil lidding.

Performance Series P9E is built standard with new servo-controlled impression adjustment, independent servo-driven anilox rolls and servo side adjust at print speeds up to 1,000 fpm. Ergonomic efficiency is at the forefront of the wider 22 and 26 inch web widths, which include plate cylinder loading support as well as an anilox and chamber drawer. Configured with Mark Andy AI, the Performance Series P9E offers advanced automation with automated registration and impression, job save, 8 servo motors per station and a centralized control system. The enhancements reduce manual adjustments and associated downtime while meeting Industry 4.0 demands. The Mark Andy AI package is intelligent and customized to unique business needs, curbing potential production bottlenecks.

Given the increased demand for shrink and pouches coupled with larger volumes of shorter run lengths, the P9E is a profitable platform for short run flexible packaging. Key to its success is the flexibility it offers converters, with a rail system providing endless opportunity through decoration versatility.

“Mark Andy has over 800 Performance Series installed worldwide. We continue to develop flexible printing solutions that allow our customers to evolve as their job mix changes. The Performance Series P9E is an extension of our commitment and solves the pain points narrow web converters are facing plus the growing demand for shrink,” said Jeff Cowan, director – business Development, Mark Andy.

The Performance Series press line also welcomes the P7E and P5E models. Engineered with precision, the Performance Series P7E allows converters to expand into new markets, targeting entry level film and extended content applications.The P5E is designed to increase converter profitability for the simplest to most complex label applications.

Cowan added, “The P5 and P7 have been best selling models in the Performance Series line, based primarily on the versatility and productivity.  The release of the P5E and P7E demonstrates updated servo architecture allowing for tighter registration and a complete redesign of the converting options all focused on providing a better operator experience.“

The three new presses deliver an updated ProLED system with air cooling and modular recirculation dryers, both offering sustainability benefits. The machines are equipped with Mark Andy Thread-It technology, which simplifies press webbing for operators and is three times faster than traditional webbing methods. Additional press options include Digital Plus Screen, a digital inkjet replacement for rotary screen printing as well as QCDC-SR (Quick Change Die Cut Semi Rotary) adding advanced capability to flexo equipment that is also available on Mark Andy digital hybrid technology. 

P9E, P7E and P5E models are offered alongside the well-known P3 and P4 press models, designed for the everyday converter’s book of pressure sensitive prime label business.
“Partnering with Mark Andy is more than just future-proof equipment. It’s a Total Solutions Partnership. We stand by our customers every step of the way, offering best-in-class service, endless opportunity of press upgrades, and the technical support to ensure proper use of the right supplies for various applications. It all works together nicely to maximize our customers profitability,” Cowan said.