Parksons installs second Heidelberg CX 102 six-colour press


Reaffirming its trust in the Heidelberg brand, Parksons Packaging successfully installed the second Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 six-colour press with coater at its Chakan unit near Pune, within a year of investing in the country’s first Speedmaster CX 102. One of the most technologically evolved solutions from Heidelberg; the Speedmaster CX 102 is designed to cater to complex quality requirements in the packaging industry.

Jeevan, production manager; Salvi, DGM and KK Sharma operations head–Parksons Packaging at Chakan plant, PuneThis press is a great combination of state-of-the-art technology of the XL class with the tried-and-tested platform of the Speedmaster CD 102.

“Parksons is one of our highly valued partners. We are more than happy to announce our second CX 102 installation at their Pune plant. Production is already in full swing now at the Chakan unit. The new Inpress Control Gen 2 automatically measures and controls colour and register on the fly and at any speed. About 40 to 60 sheets are all that are needed to get into production without any pull by the operator. Ink and register are monitored and corrected automatically throughout the entire run.

Everything is fully automated. This helps reduce wastage and shorten make-ready times, promoting maximum productivity,” says Peter Rego, HIN’s business head – equipment sales, states.

The Chakan installation also included the recently launched New Image Control Gen 2 from Heidelberg. The technology facilitates controlling the quality of the entire substrate without any loss of board or paper. “Our relationship with Heidelberg is time-tested. Time and again, we have empowered our business with Heidelberg presses. The Speedmaster CX 102 is a surefire winner with the Inpress Control technology. Not sure, if I should call it Inpress or Impress, because the quality of output is extraordinary.

Our decision to go for a second CX 102 was a breeze. ” states Ramesh Kejriwal, chairman Parksons Packaging.

He comments further, “With a production speed of 16,500 sheets per hour, the Speedmaster CX 102 can handle a broad spectrum of substrates ranging from lightweight paper to bending-resistant cardboard, and up to a maximum sheet format of 720 mm x 1,040 mm.” KK Sharma, head of Parksons’ Pune Plant adds, “The CX 102 is a power player, perfect for short and medium runs also, which is now a general trend in the market.

Unique wash up systems, AutoPlate, intellistart, Sheet-fed control, plus feeder and delivery, Inpress control, remote coating adjustments, colour assistant pro and an array of new features render the press invaluable.”

The Speedmaster CX 102 is configured with a touch screen control station that facilitates intuitive and ergonomic operation of the sheet feeder, thereby minimising wastage, and promoting cost-efficiency. The new Feature “Color Assistant Pro” takes care of further intricacies in colour management, by highlighting the difference between old and new coloring. The feature enables fullyautomated monitoring of ink fountain liner, and self-calibration of ink zones with automatic adoption of characteristic profiles in the shortest possible time, saving wastage and cutting down on make-ready and change-over times. The configuration is highly flexible so it can be configured to adapt to the precise requirements of each print job to ensure profitable production. They are eagerly looking forward to replicate the success with first CX 102, and more importantly plan to install a third CX 102 in May 2016 at the Chakan Unit.”

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