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ServiceAccess installs Heidelberg XL 105-6+LX3 and converts to hybrid UV

Press release from the issuing company

Cumming, GA - Clyde Tillman, President of PressAccess, in conjunction with Joe Siefert, President of ServiceAccess, has announced that the AccessGroup has successfully sourced and completed the installation of a 2006 Heidelberg XL 105-6+L 41" Six Color Coater with X3 Delivery and UV Dryer on a 525mm lift at Triangle Communications Group in Garner, North Carolina.  ServiceAccess is the only independent service company that has installed multiple XL 105 presses in the United States. The installation and addition of the Drystar IR Dryer required a total reconfiguration of the press, including both mechanical retrofits and a complete electrical rewire. 

The machine was originally installed new in Glasgow, Scotland. The press was being run strictly as UV. To meet Triangle's expectations, the press was first evaluated by the ServiceAccess team. Upon successful inspection, the machine was dismantled by ServiceAccess and shipped to Triangle. The machine was installed and running within three weeks. Jeff Majewski, President of Triangle Communications Group, noted that, "Other people in the industry said the conversion would not be possible or cost effective. This was certainly not the case because of ServiceAccess' level of expertise. The installation ran smoothly and was completed under the budgeted time allotment." After installation, the Heidelberg Drystar IR dryer was retrofitted, completing the hybrid solution. 

Conversion of the machine to hybrid included the addition of a new Weko Powder Spray AP500, dual coating for UV and aqueous, retrofitting an IR dryer with hot air, complete electrical rewire as well as numerous mechanical retrofits. The total conversion took two weeks. The technological advancements of this press have allowed Triangle to be twice as productive over their existing CD74 press. At the same time, the press allows them to print both commercial and packaging work on a wider variety of substrates, increasing their portfolio and driving revenue.