The Rapida 145 exhibited on the KBA stand in hall 16 at Drupa featuring six printing units, coater, triple extended delivery and automated pile logistics will go to A&R Carton in France. The high-performance jumbo press with up to 18,000sph in format 106 x 145cm will be installed at A&R Carton CDF in Cholet, western France, in autumn 2016. A&R Carton is one of Europe’s largest packaging groups with production sites in many European countries from France to Russia.
The six-colour Rapida 145 with a high-performance coater for UV and acrylic varnish is optimally equipped for the production of various types of board packaging with a focus on food. Additionally, its high level of automation permits the economical production of increasingly smaller print runs. Its features include DriveTronic SRW (Simultaneous Roller Wash) for inking unit washing in parallel to other makeready processes, fully automatic plate change, CleanTronic Multi blanket and impression cylinder washing system for ink changes, CleanTronic UV, EasyClean ink ducts with non-stick coating for fast ink change and nonstop modules with automated pile logistics at the feeder and delivery. With the largest sheetfed offset press at Drupa 2016 A&R Carton will receive a true race horse.