New Products & Installations

LineOMatic offers cut size sheeter with automatic ream wrapping

LineOMatic Industries offers Cut Size Sheeter wih automatic ream wrapping. The cut size sheeter consist of shaftless unwinding twin reel stations, decurling unit, slitting unit, chopping unit, conveyor unit, collating unit, robot unit, ream wrapping unit, centralized control panel (PLC). It is an online paper reel to A4/A3 copier ream making machine, with unlimited flexibility while operating.

Its Cut Size Ream Wrapping Machine is designed for high quality ream wrapping with fine paper. This machine is suitable to wrap A4, A3 and American legal & letter size. The machine is heavy duty, fully automated and comprised of infeed conveyor, wrapper roll unwinder unit, wrapper pulling and cutting unit, wrapper transport system, main wrapping unit and outfeed conveyor. It comes with optional Flexible Infeed Conveyor to suit plant layout; Flexible Outfeed Conveyor to suit plat layout; and Batch Code printer.

India’s first Kongsberg X24 cutting table installed at Azure Press

Innovative Bahadurgarh commercial print, packaging and sign & display converting specialist Azure Press Pvt. Ltd., chose to invest in India’s first Esko Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table with MultiCut HP to transform its short run production.

“We now entirely rely on the Kongsberg X24 digital cutting table for short-run production. It’s not just a sample-making table but also a production machine for short-run jobs. For 300 to 500 products, we no longer have to make dies as we can now directly process, cut and crease the products on the table,” says Sanjay Nagpal of Azure Press.

Located 30 kilometers from Delhi, Azure Press is a commercial printer that diversified to rigid box making, signage and POP displays. It uses the versatile Kongsberg X24 table, with ArtiosCAD design software, for finishing and converting rigid boxes, corrugation as well as signage and POP displays.

The X24 features a MultiCUT tool head offering milling productivity and a camera system. The table also comes with a LubriCool tool that sprays a light layer of oil to cool difficult substrates like aluminium and assure a good clean cut. “Operating the digital cutter is simple. Even a layman can become an expert with just three to four days of training,” says Nagpal. “This is the first time that we have installed a digital cutting table and we have come to understand the technology and its benefits. We thank the team at Esko for supporting us and helping us choose what was the most suitable for us.”

With support from Esko’s India team, Azure Press has been able to convert a nine-piece display stand into just three sections with ArtiosCAD and V-notch finishing on the Kongsberg table. “This kind of design and finishing integration drives huge savings and adds value for printers and converters. It’s these solutions, driven by application support, that delight customers like Azure Press,” states Karan Talwar, regional business manager – North & East India, Esko.

The Kongsberg X24 was launched at Drupa 2016, where Nagpal and his son saw the clear advantages and benefits of this industry leading solution in comparison with other systems. The Kongsberg X24 comes with advanced tooling, a camera registration system, high-powered milling system with LubriCool for high-speed milling and better bit life. “With Azure Press looking at making a mark in the digital printing and finishing segment, they found the Kongsberg X series a perfect match for their future needs and production requirements. In addition, the Esko Kongsberg X series is upgradable to advanced automation systems,” says Talwar.

Pravesha installs Autoprint Checkmate 50

Autoprint Checkmate caters to growing needs of Pravesha Industries, speeds up deliveries and avoids human limitations to check minute print/finishing quality deviations. Pravesha Industries Pvt Ltd (PIPL) has successfully installed Autoprint Checkmate 50 print inspection machine at their Hyderabad plant. The company is a one-stop-shop for all printing and packaging solutions for pharmaceutical industry. Under the leadership of B Sivaprasad Reddy, chairman and co-founder of PIPL, the company has been established with stringent Quality Management Systems (QMS) and very importantly obtained DMF for supplying to regulatory markets. Most of the produced cartons, labels, inserts, outserts, HDPE bottles, closures etc are exported to advanced countries directly or indirectly.

“We installed Autoprint Checkmate to cater to growing needs, speed up deliveries and to avoid human limitations to check minute print/finishing quality deviations. The equipment is working very well. It is running offline, but it has doubled our production of inspected products and boosted our confidence of supplying defect free products. Importantly this machine is used for 100% inspection of cartons for all the parameters; text, colour, background, colour registration, die cut registration, Braille. It has thus helped us a lot in terms of production, delivery schedules and QMS for defect free output,” tells Reddy.

“Even the service and after-sales service is highly appreciated. Autoprint has good training methodology, they regularly update softwares and retrain for the same periodically,” he added.

Installation base…

“As we have systematic approach to production and maintenance, we always procure our machinery with utmost care by studying all the technicalities, thus use them to their fullest of capacity. Since we have very good QMS we have well established workflow to handle all the processes from enquiries to after sale service,” tells Reddy.

Talking about their installation base, Reddy shares that they are shortly setting up “workflow with high end packaging s/w applications and CtP” from world renowned supplier. “Our label section is well equipped with Gallus ECS 340mm wide, 10 colour flexo press; HP Indigo WS4500 Digital offset 7 colour press; two 330mm wide 6 colour Intermittent LP Label presses and DGCON 350mm wide 2 colour flexo press. While, our carton section is equipped with Heidelberg CD102+L- 7 Colour UV Combi press; Heidelberg SM 74+L- 6 Colour press; Heidelberg SM 74+L- 5 Colour press; Heidelberg SM 102cm 2 Colour perfector press; two Sakurai 102cm 2 Colour perfector press and two Miller 32” 2 Colour perfector press. While our foil printing section is equipped with HAPA Digital aluminium pharma foil printing press and WF 500mm wide 3 colour Rotogravure pharma foil printing press,” he added.

“Our Post press section for labels has two Intergraphic (Prius) 100% Label Inspection systems; five Slitter re-winders with code inspection and VDP; and Flatbed HFS, Flatbed DC with sheeting (offline with 2nd pass registration). While, our carton section now has Autoprint –Checkmate 50 100% carton inspection system, with state-of-the-art currency grade software & cameras; MK 102cm auto die cutters; two BOBST 102cm auto die cutters; five Manual platen punching machines; Carton sample maker (Plotter) for board & blanket cutting; High speed BOBST –EXPERT FOLD folder-gluer; High speed BOBST – Ambition folder-gluer; and High speed Memory folder-gluer. Besides, our Insert/Outsert section has 10 lines of Vijuk, Herzog-Heymann (H&H) Germany & Pratham special pharma folding machines of various configurations to produce inserts & outserts. The Foil, Digital, Album, etc section has many specialised finishing equipments for Foil printing, Digital printing, Labels, Leaflets, Etc. These include wide web/narrow web “Sheeter”, wire-o binding, hard case making, index cutting, album making, rigid cover making machines, etc.

On manpower…

“By our experience, we know moulding fresh talent according to our high quality needs is easier than bringing in people with bad pre-notion and at the same time we select base staff with care so that they can train freshers. With this approach we are very successful. We have various departments and working 24/6 format,” he adds.

Client base

“Our focus is on supplies to regulatory market customers. We produce high quality pharma packaging materials for both primary & secondary packaging: foils, cartons, labels, inserts/outserts, HDPE Drums, HDPE Bottles (containers), Closures, etc. We have now expanded into food & FMCG packaging products as well. Our clients are Aurobindo Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, Mylan, Hetero Drugs, GSK, Pfizer, ITC, Gland Pharma, Glenmark, Ravifoods(Dukes), Himalaya, Bakers Condiments, Bluemoon, etc,” tells Reddy.

On financial strengths…

Pravesha Industries has a track record of 20 years of credibility, profitability and growth. The company is rated BBB+ by India Rating (Fitch) indicating “Good Credit Quality.” The company has reported positive cash from operations consistently over the years.

Scodix expands uncoated substrates offering

Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has bolstered its range of recommended media with new uncoated papers from leading international paper manufacturers. Already compatible with Fedrigoni uncoated paper, Scodix technology is uniquely capable of digitally enhancing uncoated papers keeping quality integrity.

“We want to make enhancement accessible to every brand on the market today. Adding these new stocks to our recommended media list brings us closer to that goal. Scodix digital technology not only makes short runs and versioning economically viable, but delivers products of outstanding quality and impact because brands can work with their own choice of substrates and applications and truly enhance their designs,” states Amit Shvartz, VP Marketing at Scodix.

The new range of uncoated stocks include papers from Arctic Paper, Arjowiggins, Gruppo Cordenons SpA, Mohawk Paper, Favini and Neenah Paper, plus further options from Fedrigoni.

Shvartz adds, “Scodix works exceptionally hard to provide versatile, productive, quality presses, developed with customer requirements at heart. Our flagship press, the Ultra Pro with Foil, has nine different enhancement applications, some of which are simply not possible to reproduce with any other technology. Add to that the fact we can work with over 200 different substrates, including 36 foils, and now a compelling range of uncoated papers, Scodix has the most versatile digital enhancement press on the market today.”

Monotech Systems installed its first full color UV inkjet label press in China

Second machine to be installed in India

Monotech Systems has announced the first installation of ColorNovo- full colour UV inkjet label production system in China. The solution installed is CMYK – ColorNovo UV inkjet installed on label converting & finishing line; and next ColorNovo will soon be installed at leading label manufacturer and supplier in India where it will be installed on customer’s existing flexo label printing machine.

Jimit Mittal, vice president, Inkjet Products and Solutions, said, “ColorNovo is India’s first digital label production system and is our most innovative solution to the industry, designed and developed in-house under brand JETSCI. It is the result of our expertise and in-house R&D efforts and developed after extensive research on the requirement of such press in the market. With ColorNovo, we are sure it will deliver to the expectation of customers, be it in terms of capex, opex and total cost of ownership, giving fastest return on investments. Label printing market is going through a transition period where run lengths are becoming shorter, margins are shrinking and short turnaround time is the need of the hour. Here, ColorNovo bridges the gap between end users and the label printers enabling them to print on demand. It utilizes the state-of-the-art and most reliable DOD inkjet print head technology that prints high quality labels at 600 x 600 dpi native resolutions up to speed of 70 m/min and up to 330 mm print widths. Complete digital label press consists of ColorNovo CMYK + White Inkjet module, with inline Corona, web cleaner, two registered servo Flexo, Cold Foil, Lamination Die cut, Slitting & Dual Rewind system units. This machine is at par with any international technology in terms of quality.”

Monotech Systems has network of channel partners for their entire JETSCI Inkjet systems range of products expanding their reach to Turkey, Latin America, Middle East, China, Africa, ASEAN, Sri Lanka and Russia.

Mittal added, “We have started looking at exports seriously this year. In the last six months, the inkjet division exported many turnkey solutions to China, Middle East, Turkey, Africa & ASEAN Region. The sales force in each region is trained to sell and service these machines.”

Monotech Systems has recently shifted its manufacturing facility of JETSCI products at Gurgaon in a much bigger and state-of-the art facility that aims to deliver the quality products in minimum time.

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