Product of the month: Bobst Nova RS 5003 rotogravure
Designed to replace Bobst’s bestselling RS 5002 press, the Nova RS 5003 is a gravure printing press that delivers print on a variety of flexible materials, and comes with operator-oriented overall press design, including include TAPS (Total Automatic Pre-register Setting), the Bobst patented solution that sets the press in register at the touch of a button, explains Nilesh Pinto, business director, web fed business unit - India, Srilanka and Bangladesh, Bobst India to Rahul Kumar
14 Feb 2020 | By PrintWeek Team
Q: What does the machine do?
A: The NOVA RS 5003 is a gravure printing press that delivers print on a variety of flexible materials, including the new eco-friendly packaging substrates. Easy to operate and fast to makeready and changeover, it features Bobst unique solutions for sustainable operation with minimum waste for water-based or solvent-based ink printing applications.
Q: What is the USP of the machine?
A: The USPs of the machine include TAPS (Total Automatic Pre-register Setting), the Bobst patented solution that sets the press in register at the touch of a button in a few minutes, rapidly and error-free; exclusive drying technology with double airflow; accurate tension control from the unwinder to the rewinder; and twin trolley (unique design granting unprecedented flexibility in job preparation and ink logistics).
Q: When was it introduced to the Indian market?
A: It’s Bobst’s latest offering worldwide, however, this model will be ready for delivery starting in the second half of 2020.
Q: What was the thought process when the machine was conceived?
A: The Nova RS 5003 follows the bestselling RS 5002 press with a view of replacing it with a new press whose functions are even more attuned to the market demand evolution.
Q: How does this new press differ from the previous one?
A: Better time-to-market and ease of operation, while decreasing operational costs. New features include TAPS, new styling, brand new automation, new drying system, more sustainable operation, and suitability to water-based ink printing.
Q: What is the target market(s)?
A: The primary target markets are food and non-food high-end flexible packaging. Available worldwide, it is especially suitable for the Asian market for its inking solutions and capabilities with both solvent and water-based ink printing.
Q: What kind of substrates it can handle?
A: The machine can handle film, including the new eco-friendly and thinner substrates, laminates, and paper.
Q: Speed of the machine?
A: 350 m/min.
Q: Is there anything in the machine which is available as a standalone, if the machine is modular?
A: No machine parts are sold as standalone. All Bobst machines being retrofittable, some of the Nova RS 5003 new features can be retrofitted on previously installed Bobst gravure presses.
Q: Describe how is the machine user-friendly?
A: The machine has operator-oriented overall press design. TAPS sets the press in register on the push of a button and helps fast job changes with a simple sequence of easy operations. The new SPHERE HMI is immediate and intuitive, simplifying the operator’s task of monitoring product quality and press performance, including creation of a digital twin of produced reels.
Q: Which are the solutions to improve the health and safety of the operator?
A: Lower solvent smell in the printing area down to 400-ppm, noise level down to 80-db (A), make all machine sections easily accessible for cleaning and maintenance and follow full compliance with CE safety standards.
Q: What training and support are on offer?
A: With a Bobst presence in over 50 countries, customers can rely on timely and highly skilled quality services anywhere in the world.
Q: Which are the main Bobst services available with the machine?
A: Downtime tracking for understanding and solving the root causes with remote monitoring for real-time production, KPIs, alerts and notifications. Maintenance Plus for scheduled maintenance with Bobst certified technicians.
Q: Installation numbers worldwide? How many do you expect to install in 2020-2021?
A: Based on current negotiations in India and Southeast Asia after the launch, we expect strong sales. Over 100 presses of the previous model have been sold.
Q: Which are the different models?
A: It comes in one model.
- Web width: 1,060-, 1,260-, 1,360-mm
- Speed: 350 m/min
- Web tension: 35 to 350 N
- Print cylinder repeat: 380- to 940-mm
- Standard dryer insider lengths: 1.75- to 3.0- m
- Heating system: Thermal oil, electric, steam
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