Kolding, Denmark - TRESU Americas - subsidiary of the TRESU Group - will highlight its coating and printing systems for wide-web packaging applications, as well as its customized flexo ancillary equipment for optimizing ink supply, at SuperCorr 2016, Orlando, Florida, 17-20 October (booth 1266).
Modular Flexo Innovator printing line for seamless, multi-process package converting
Also available at the TRESU booth will be information on the Flexo Innovator hybrid printing line for paper and carton board applications.
This modular printing and converting line for corrugated and folding carton manufacturing offers short setup times, reduced handling, speeds exceeding 600m/min (approx. 2000fpm) and high output. Customized to end-user performance requirements and built with TRESU’s 30 years of press building and engineering expertise, the Flexo Innovator offers a flexo platform in 670mm, 900mm, 1100mm, 1400mm and 1700mm widths.
Productivity-enhancing features include inline inspection and color management systems that maintain quality consistency on-the-fly throughout the printing run; a hot air drying system that reduces emissions by using re-circulated air; and high-efficiency unwind / rewind stands limit butt-splicing waste to one diameter of paper stock on the core. Customers may choose to include a host of complementary processes inline including reverse-printing, cold foil, laminating, die-cutting, embossing and sheeting.
The Flexo Innovator’s inline configuration can print and finish paper, carton board, laminates and metallic substrates.
F10 iCon ink supply system boosts productivity and ink yields
TRESU’s ancillary equipment, comprising supply systems and chamber doctor blades, automatically regulates ink circulation, eliminating waste, significantly improving machine uptime and ensuring consistent quality in the flexo process.
The F10 iCon ink supply system automates ink pressure and viscosity in flexo printing machines. This, in turn, ensures a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate and prevents air from contaminating the ink chamber. The energy-efficient system also provides thorough fully automatic cleaning, removing ink and residue from the chamber, achieving a complete ink change cycle in five to ten minutes. Up to 95 percent of each chamber’s contents are returned efficiently to the ink bucket after the printing run, resulting in significant consumption savings over time.
Chamber Doctor Blade Program up to 236in Width
The TRESU chamber program includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fiber and ceramic variants; all printing, converting and coating applications are covered, from closed-cassette chambers for label presses, to in excess of 6000mm wide (236in) for corrugated board printing. The carbon fiber chamber doctor blade range offers easier handling thanks to their light weight. Their top-coated ink-repellent surface protects against detergents and adhesives with pH values of 9.0 and above, and makes cleaning easier. Curved inner surfaces maximize volume and facilitate controlled discharge.
Featuring the company’s patented seal system, TRESU chamber doctor blades prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print result with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values. When doctor blades need replacing, TRESU’s patented clamping systems enable changeovers in less than two minutes.