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Water-cooled Peripherals for the Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52

Press release from the issuing company

CombiStar Compact provides a cost-effective small-format solution September 16, 2002 -- Heidelberg is now offering CombiStar Compact water-cooled combination devices for the Speedmaster SM 52. These can be connected to the printshop’s existing recooling systems which usually have sufficient spare capacity to allow the connection of an additional combination device. Water-cooled peripherals have a number of advantages. Excess heat from the printing press is removed far more efficiently than with air cooling, the printroom heats up less and the production environment is stabilized. Since water has four times the thermal capacity and one thousand times the density of air, water cooling means that powerful machines can also be installed in small rooms. Water cooling also reduces air movement and eliminates the problem of supplying and removing air. The installation of a water cooling system can pay dividends for small printshops too. Compared with an air-conditioning or ventilation system, the running costs of a water cooling system are minimal – there is no laborious process of feeding in and processing large volumes of fresh air. A water cooling system pays for itself within one to two years. Heidelberg first exhibited the water cooling system at drupa 1995. Now, over 60% of all Speedmaster SM 102 and CD 102 presses ordered in Germany use this cost-effective system. The water cooling system is becoming increasingly popular on other markets too. In the Netherlands, 25% of all SM 102 and CD 102 presses are water-cooled, in France 15% and in the UK and Asia 10%. A water cooling system is also available for the Speedmaster SM 74 and CD 74 series. Heidelberg is now introducing this successful concept to the small-format sector with its new CombiStar Compact. Eco-friendly printing with the Star System Heidelberg peripherals all come under the banner of the Star System. The customer receives a complete solution – from the dryer and powder spray devices right through to the dampening solution supply. All units are developed directly by Heidelberg or in close cooperation with leading suppliers. This offers customers many advantages – extensive automation functions, standardized and easy-to-follow operation, one-stop installation and maintenance and noise-dampening and dust-proof arrangement of all components in cabinets. It also forms the ideal basis for eco-friendly production.