A new high performance flexo press will be introduced at drupa 2008, together with the new Pluto ll slitter rewinder and the latest version of the Lamiflex E laminating machine.
Brand manager Pavla Vernerova confides: “We are keeping the specification of the new Flex Imperia under wraps until drupa, where it will be shown in operation running live printing jobs. At this stage, I can say that the design and operating features are based on input from printing companies and operators in the field. Because of this, it includes many features to assist operation and reduce waste and downtime, while at the same time increasing production and profitability.”
The new Pluto ll slitter is also aimed at greater efficiency and designed to reduce waste and downtimes for long runs. Features for operator comfort include automated slit edge removal, a “knife positioning assistant”, shaftless unwind with integrated loading and programmable rewind core positioning. Slitting is by razor blade for fast set-up, with rotary knives for high quality.
Drupa visitors will also see the latest version of the Lamiflex E, a compact laminator requiring only 1,700mm of floorspace with a mechanical speed of 400m/min. Additional benefits claimed are environmental and energy savings. The machine uses a solvent-free adhesive that sets by chemical reaction, eliminating the need for a heated drying tunnel.
Soma’s stand at drupa will be B39, in Hall 17.
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