Smart Buy: Must-see at PrintPack India 2013 - III

Sachin Shardul, technical editor, picks five pieces of kit which are a must-see at the premier trade show during 23 to 28 February 2013

14 Feb 2013 | By Sachin Shardul

Megabound’s CB-310 case-making machine

With the recent trend in industry, post-press segment will be witnessing a surge in the next five years due to greater emphasis on better finished jobs and short run jobs with quick turnaround time. Hence, to be updated with the industry Megabound model CB-310, semi automatic case making machine is well suited to serve the purpose.

The minimum case size starts from 150mmx150mm to a maximum of case size 420mmx700mm. And board with thickness ranging from 0. 5mm-5mm can be formed. The machine can produce 300 cases per hour. Both hot and cold glue can be used and gluing system can handle two materials paper, laminated paper, plastic coated paper and cloth. It is provided with special regulation knobs for fine adjustment of the glue thickness.

The single turning unit is designed to be very flexible to work different kinds of materials which ensure a tight corner wrap. After board fixing, the case is required to insert manually in to the turning-in unit for the first turn and other three sides. The calendaring unit helps remove air bubbles after the turning-in.

Also, the final quality of the case is ready to use. Various products such as books case leafs, box files, table top calendars, game boards, puzzle boards etc can be manufactured. Megabound model cb-310, semi automatic case making machine can be seen at Kanthi Industries stall, Hall 3/Stall B04/07

Bowe Systec Mailroom system

Manroland India and Bowe Systec recently announced the launch of their new partnership deal for mail insertion and sorting systems in India at a recently held event in New Delhi.

Bowe Systec, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, is one of the leading European suppliers of high-speed inserting systems, mail sorting systems, card mailing systems and innovative software, and is also one of the world’s leading solution providers for modern print and mailroom centres.

The company is known for its extensive portfolio of inserting systems in various performance ranges – from the simple, basic system all the way to intelligent, fully automated high-performance systems capable of handling the biggest mailing jobs and most challenging applications. All systems can be integrated perfectly in the customer’s existing mailroom architecture.

These products will be highlighted at the stall of Manroland and Bowe Systec Hall H1 / Stall H-14/10

Morgana Autocreaser Pro

Plockmatic International, the Swedish developers and manufacturers of document finishing technology, has acquired Morgana Systems. In India, the distributor for Morgana Systems is Malhotra Graphics, who is confident that the acquisition will only add to their advantage in Indian market.

At PrintPack, Malhotra Graphics will showcase Morgana AutoCreaser Pro at its stall Hall H3 / Stall J-19/11.

When a digitally printed output is folded, there is a problem of cracking. Same is the problem with conventionally printed card, laminates or cross grained stock. The fully automatic AutoCreaser is an appropriate solution to this problem. The AutoCreaser Pro can impose up to 16 creases per sheet.

It is equipped with 7inch smart-screen controlling all the main functions of the AutoCreaser Pro 50. Given the type of fold and sheet length, the AutoCreaser Pro 50 will automatically calculate where the creases need to be and set them accordingly.

It has the new Morgana PosiFeed feeding system. The drum stops as the vacuum pulls the sheet down before the drum starts to feed. This significant change will enable the feeder to be piled higher and feed the most difficult of stocks.

An alpha-numeric memory stores unlimited number of jobs,which can be recalled easily. The machine offers perforation as standard operationwith a wide variety of wheels available to suit all applications.

Masterwork Machinery’s MK 1060MF automatic platen die-cutting machine

Manugraph has recently joined hands with Masterwork Machinery to supply Masterwork’s finishing equipment in India. At PrintPack, the company will demonstrate working of MK 1060MF automatic platen die-cutting machine at its stall in Hall H1 / Stall H14/05.

MK 1060MF can handle maximum sheet size of 1060X760mm and 90-2000gsm substrate. It is equipped central registering system which substantially shortens the die-cutting plate changing time and the optional Plate Quick Lock Device reduces the make ready time. It offers die-cutting speed of 7,700sheets/hour.

The machine is suited for small quantity jobs. It comes with a stripping station, which is composed of upper frame, stripping board and lower frame incorporates the midline centre system for quick set-up. The upper frame can be lifted to disengage from the machine when a job lot doesn't require stripping.

Manugraph is aiming to providing cost effective, productive and reliable solutions in the packaging sector, especially banking on the strengths of the Masterwork’s stronghold in export markets. It has over more than 1,500 machines installed worldwide. Manugraph’s strength and success have always been its excellent after-sales service.

Jetsci Y series

JetSci -Y series inkjet printer was launched during the recent Labelexpo India in November 2012 which is manufactured and integrated in India by Monotech Systems Limited. It is specially designed for variable data inkjet printing at high speed using drop-on-demand inkjet printheads technology from kyocera.

JetSci –Y Series has three different models depending on the end use, JetSci –YUV UV inkjet printing system, JetSci –YAQ aqueous inkjet printing system, JetSci-YMCR cheque personalisation and MICR printing, which will print variable data on most substrates currently being used in the printing.

Monotech has recently announced its first installation of JetSci YAQ. Jetsci Y series can be seen with live demonstration at Monotech’s stall in Hall 7 / Stall D-12/10.