The new, highly flexible KBA RotaJET L digital press platform will dominate Koenig & Bauer’s (KBA) presence at the Hunkeler Innovationdays from 23 to 26 February in Lucerne. This follows the debut of an operational KBA RotaJET 76 inkjet web press at the same show in 2013. Experts from KBA will be manning a stand in hall 1 (booth no.15) also providing information on the latest and future RotaJET VL applications in industrial digital printing.
The modular RotaJET L platform is available in five different web widths from 895 to 1,300mm (35.2 - 51.1in). and can be upgraded to the maximum printing width and colour content at a later date. Additionally, it can be flexibly configured to suit all fundamental application areas in the high-volume digital printing segment. Retrofitting future generations of printing heads is also possible. Users can thus react quickly and economically to changing demands without needing to invest in entirely new kit.
Along with the new 89-130 series based on the RotaJET L platform and the RotaJET 76 (max. printing width 781mm/30.7in) unveiled at Drupa 2012 for book, commercial, magazine and newspaper printing, KBA has built the RotaJET VL inkjet range with a printing width of over 1.60m (5.2ft) or even over 2m (6.6ft) for industrial applications. The prominent press manufacturer benefits from its wealth of know-how in web guidance and substrate handling accumulated over many years. Decorative printer Interprint therefore recently fired up the first KBA RotaJET VL with a printing width of 1.68m (5.5ft). The partnership between HP and KBA announced at the end of September 2014 for the development and production of a digital press for corrugated printing is based on Koenig & Bauer’s unique experience in precision mechanical engineering for a host of print applications and processes.