Nilpeter, at stand 7L60 & 7L90, has launched at Labelxpo the the new high performance FB-3 flexo press. One of the fastest label presses on the market, it delivers a top speed of 228 m/min (750 fpm).
Although a high-performance press, the FB-3 remains competitive over a wide range of run lengths, including short runs. For example, the short web path allows fast job changeovers with minimum start-up waste. Each of the ergonomically-designed printing units include five servo systems to automate all adjustments for saving, loading and changing jobs, as well as for job pre-setting, impression settings, and side register load. A dual axis servo transport system ensures high levels of print reproduction and precise registration.
Standard equipment includes Nilpeter's Press Management Center (PMC), giving central control over press functions. It is augmented by the Air Control Satellite (ACS) for wireless press operation, and Nilpeter's Automatic Plate Positioning Systems (APPS). The press runs with either hot air dryers or inter-deck UV-curing lamp units. Other options include freely-positioned units for rotary UV-screen, as well as hot and cold foil.
FB-3 presses also include Nilpeter's Cleaninking system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks. Quick-release systems for handling anilox rolls and plate cylinders are improved by the company's quick-change Revolver Die Cutting system. This offers on-the fly loading and unloading of dies to reduce setup times and save material waste.