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Seven KBA Rapidas and Automated Pile Logistics at Tianjin Huiyuan

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Fully automated packaging production in northern China

Extensively automated print production including substrate logistics is currently somewhat of a novelty in Chinese printshops. Therefore when packaging producer Tianjin Huiyuan opened its press room doors as part of an open house it attracted huge crowds. Some 100 packaging pros came to the event in northern China in November. This longstanding KBA sheetfed offset customer located in a town bearing the same name has several Rapidas, including two new highly automated Rapida 106s which are all integrated in automated pile logistics.

Tianjin Huiyuan installed its first sheetfed offset press from KBA in 2002. Today a grand total of seven Rapidas are in operation at the company including a half-format Rapida 75, a large-format Rapida 142 and a fleet of high-performance Rapida 106s. Founded in 1997 by Lv Junqiang the firm produces packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industries, electronics companies and other branches

Tianjin Huiyuan has made fast job changes, streamlined integrated processes and a high level of quality its motto. Automated pile logistics reduce manual efforts to a minimum and contribute considerably to increasing productivity and economy. The two newest Rapida 106 presses run at speeds of up to 18,000sph, are raised and feature a host of automated features ensuring short makeready times. These include DriveTronic SIS sidelay-free infeed, automated plate changing, DriveTronic SRW simultaneous inking unit washing and combined CleanTronic cleaning systems for impression cylinders, blankets and rollers. Colour density measurement is done at the ErgoTronic console with wallscreen via ErgoTronic ColorDrive. Furthermore the presses are kitted out with ErgoTronic ACR for register control, a separate DensiTronic Professional measuring desk, LogoTronic Professional for production management with JDF interface for exchanging data with the company’s MIS.

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