Windmöller & Hölscher introduces Alphaflex CI flexo press

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) has unveiled its latest, the Alphaflex CI flexo press, featuring the state-of-the-art Easy-Setup assistance system. This innovation merges W&H's extensive expertise with top-tier quality, performance, and reliability.

19 Jun 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

The Alphaflex stands out for its versatility, capable of printing on a wide range of substrates - from thin films to paper

Designed for printers of all scales, the Alphaflex is engineered to meet the toughest industry challenges, including cost pressures, productivity demands, labour shortages, and sustainability goals. Its state-of-the-art printing decks and advanced W&H technology guarantee exceptional print quality, with a consistent production speed of 400-mpm.

The Alphaflex stands out for its versatility, capable of printing on a wide range of substrates - from thin films to paper. Its reliability and integration into the W&H portfolio make it an excellent investment for companies looking to enter the flexible packaging printing market or expand their production capacity.

W&H's dedication to sustainability is evident in the Alphaflex’s innovative features, such as switchable between-colour dryers that minimise energy consumption and environmental impact. Suitable for both solvent and water-based inks, the Alphaflex exemplifies future-proof design. Innovations like optimised doctor blade chambers reduce ink consumption and waste, contributing to a greener printing process.

The all-new Alphaflex with its optimised machine layout offers a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality and performance. W&H is complementing this advanced press with its first-class services to ensure that its customers receive a turnkey solution.

Developed in collaboration with W&H’s industry-leading experts and international customers, Easy-Setup guides the operator through the entire setup process. It supports the operator with intelligent presets, recommendations and assistance, enabling even inexperienced operators to set up the machine efficiently and accurately. Intelligent algorithms not only minimise human error during setup but also maximise resource efficiency by optimising wash-up programs, drying and corona treatment parameters. By standardising processes and identifying errors such as missing doctor blades before they occur, Easy-Setup reduces variations in print quality and saves resources and time. Beyond streamlining setup procedures, Easy-Setup serves as a valuable training tool for operators, equipping them to maximise press performance. With the Alphaflex and Easy-Setup, W&H sets a new benchmark in packaging printing, offering a cost-effective solution that does not compromise quality or performance. These innovations underscore W&H's unwavering commitment to advancing the printing industry.