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manroland EcoLogic – Economy through Ecology

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

With the environmentally-friendly features from manroland EcoLogic, printing companies also enjoy considerable cost savings and benefit from all the added value that their manroland printing press offers.

EcoLogic solutions of manroland are good for the environment and good for printing companies. Less than ten percent of the permissible levels of materials that are harmful to health and the environment – that is how low the emissions by sheetfed presses from manroland are. The best part about it: they run entirely alcohol-free. We did this by eliminating IPA in the dampening solution and offering high-performance dampening units.

Transparent processes
As a competent partner, manroland brings transparency into all printing processes and shows how printing companies can save energy. Together with the VDMA, the association of German machine manufacturers, and other press vendors, manroland is involved in developing a standard for measuring the power consumption of sheetfed presses. That is how printers find out at which points and in what quantity energy is used during operation. The ecometer from manroland additionally enables the calculation of energy-saving potential and thus supports sustainable measures by sheetfed customers. It calculates the required energy and resources based on customer-specific information, such as machine type, production volume, and paper consumption and offers specific suggestions to sustainably improve printing processes. Additionally, the total savings for one year or for the entire life of a press can be calculated. With this instrument for promoting sales activities, webfed customers also receive expert advice.

Besides the representation of energy efficiency, reduction of emissions, and the protection of resources, the ecometer performs the ecological evaluation for predefined machine configurations and shows CO2, energy and material cost savings.

Efficient and eco-friendly: ROLAND SelectSystems
The power of heat with the SelectSystems from manroland, energy can be recycled from running processes and directly reused. That is how printing companies can reduce their primary energy consumption and emissions harmful to the environment. In particular, during the operation of water-cooled units, a large portion of the energy used for production is made available for supplementary use. For example, the SelectDryer drying systems can reuse a large part of the heated exhaust air and save one-third of the energy formerly required to dry the varnish. Additionally, an on-demand control supports the efficiency of printing processes: the SelectAirStation air supply system provides the consumer with the exact amount of blast or suction air necessary. In combination with the SelectCombiCenter Plus, printers save an abundance of energy and additionally create a particularly enjoyable atmosphere in the pressroom. Furthermore, the SelectPowderExtraction device reduces air movement and therefore dust and powder problems by up to 90 percent. This creates a better well-being of the employees and more safety in the workplace. Waste can also be avoided by using the SelectSystems: SelectInkSupply ensures that there is as little ink residue as possible, and thanks to the SelectSurface ink fountain coating, users do not require a protective ink fountain sheet, only a small amount of washing agent for cleaning the ink fountain.

Away with waste, we want sustainable productivity
Thanks to the highly-dynamic cutting register control CutCon plus, webfed customers save time and valuable substrate, and they can produce in an environmentally-friendly way. Every single cut-off is registered and controlled by the system. Thanks to the highly-precise cutting accuracy, users can avoid an enormous amount of paper waste both during reel change and blanket washing compared to systems without CutCon plus. Sheetfed customers also benefit from sustainable technologies. The QuickChange systems from manroland protect resources and reduce start-up waste. In combination with other systems such as the ColorPilot color control and measuring device and QuickStart for start-up at production-run speed, the QuickChange modules reduce waste to a remarkable minimum. They ensure fast and economical printing processes. For example, QuickChange Air optimally controls the air consumers in a printing system and stores their settings. The same applies to QuickChange Color, the self-learning software that is even more precise when taking customer-specific ink presettings into account for every print job.




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