Two-coater KBA Rapida 106 Launches into Action
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Press release from the issuing company
Around 250 political and business luminaries attended the official inauguration on 16 September of a new KBA Rapida 106 at Schachner-Pack in Pinkafeld, Austria. Along with a new, 1,200m² (13,000ft²) warehouse, the press installation in a new production hall has expanded this four-year-old firm's capacity many times over.
Situated on the A2 between Vienna and Graz, Schachner-Pack is a dynamic, visionary enterprise specialising in a wide range of folding cartons for food, confectionary, pharmaceuticals, indulgence foods, cosmetics and agricultural products. The 30-employee company also prints stationery files, shaped packaging, displays and direct mail products made of solid board.
Schachner-Pack installed the new six-colour Rapida 106 with two coaters, triple delivery extension and an array of automation modules with the aim of expanding its product range to include high-grade inline finishing. Using the two coaters, the 18,000sph B1 (41in) press can create a multitude of matt-gloss effects and apply UV coatings in a single pass. The inline application of fine metallic and special coatings, eg iridescent, is also possible. For printing packaging the 106 incorporates a board-handling capability for substrates up to 1.2mm (48mil) thick, is embedded in an automated pile-logistics system with nonstop automatic pile change at the feeder and delivery, and stands on a 675mm (26.5in) press plinth. Other features include a DriveTronic SIS no-sidelay infeed, DensiTronic quality monitoring and logging, inking-unit temperature control, multiple washing systems and automatic plate changing. Plate changing at the two coaters is also automated for speed. The Rapida 106 is linked to pre-press via LogoTronic software.
The opening address by managing director Roland Schachner was followed by congratulatory speeches by the guests of honour: honorary consul and Burgenland Chamber of Commerce president Peter Nemeth; the mayor of Pinkafeld, Kurt Maczek; and regional MP Andrea Gottweis. After the reverend Günter M Schweifer had blessed the press and production hall, KBA head of sheetfed marketing and product management Jürgen Veil provided some technical data on the Rapida 106 and hosted a demonstration press run producing high-quality art prints, complete with job change. Those attending the event then had a chance to socialise and enjoy some jazz.
Related website: www.schachner-pack.at
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