Still at the prototype stage when it was presented at drupa four years ago, the evolution of the Anicolor technology will be presented at drupa 2016. Anicolor 2 offers impressive new options such as the Anicolor Booster. This switches to a higher density range at the push of a button. This does away with the need to change ink series or even screen rollers, saving time and making Anicolor 2 even more flexible in use and easier to operate.
The Speedmaster XL 75 with the new Anicolor 2 technology is now even more productive and flexible. The Anicolor Booster switches to a higher density range at the push of a button, doing away with the need to change ink series or even screen rollers.
The range of DryStar LED high-performance drying systems has been further expanded and is now available for the XL series as well as the Speedmaster CX/SX 102. The optimum integration of the systems into the machine and the machine control system permits additional energy savings thanks to format-specific activation of the LEDs. Energy savings of to 50 percent are possible depending on the format. The high performance reserve of the DryStar LED ensures that production speed is maintained, despite the degradation of LEDs that usually occurs over time.
The DryStar LED high-performance drying systems permit optimum integration of the systems into the machine and the machine control system. Energy savings of to 50 percent are possible depending on the format.
The Speedmaster XL 75 is getting a new feeder for drupa 2016, which has been carried over from the Speedmaster XL 106 as a technology transfer and includes key functions like sheet slowdown and automatic sheet arrival control. The gentle, precise and reliable sheet guide means that high production speeds can be achieved stably even with critical and difficult materials. Prior experience shows that higher productivity of up to 1,500 sheets per hour can be achieved with materials like lightweight papers or labels.
The transfer of technologies from the XL series to the Speedmaster CX 102 is being continued. Fast washing times of under a minute are possible with XL washing technology hardware and software. The washing modules can be swapped from unit to unit. This means that a prepared additional module can be used when changing the washing blanket, reducing the machine downtime by 80 percent.
The fully automated delivery non-stop system has also been carried over from the Speedmaster XL 106. The new blanket system ensures reliable non-stop operation and is not just limited to cardboard, but is also suitable for thinner materials.
With the new Air Transfer System and the optimized gripper systems, there is no need to adapt the gripper bar height to the printed stock thickness. The Speedmaster CX 102 as the universal machine therefore covers the entire printed stock range and is now easier to operate.
“The new generation of the Prinect Press Center will upgrade our entire Speedmaster portfolio. We have therefore refined our Speedmaster fleet to be able to offer our customers the best range for their investment in the digitized future, namely an integrated, stable system consisting of machine, workflow, application technology, consumables, and services. Because the only way to make the most of the potential offered by digitized production is through the optimal and intelligent interaction of all these parameters”, summarizes Stephan Plenz.
Heidelberg will be presenting further innovations for even greater automation in the sheet offset area at drupa 2016.