More than 19,000 delivered Speedmaster CD 74, XL 75, and CX 75 printing units are evidence of the demand for this model series in this format. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is now upgrading the platform with a modern, ergonomic design to enhance its user-friendliness. Delivery of the redesigned Speedmaster CX 75 and Speedmaster XL 75 is set to begin in September 2019.
Enhancement of the model series in the 50 x 70 format is ongoing. For example, the foundation for the Push to Stop philosophy was laid for drupa 2016 with the IntelliStart 2 user software. The Speedmaster CX 75 was presented one year later, optimally tailored to the needs of smaller printing companies in one- and two-shift operation due its much smaller footprint combined with high substrate flexibility.
“We have seen how the topic of user ergonomics has increased in importance,” explains Frank Süsser, product manager for the 50 x 70 format. “Even though automation looks after many routine tasks today, the operator always has something to do on the machine, like staging printing plates, adding ink, changing washup cloths and rubber blankets, or doing maintenance. The generous space between the printing units in the Speedmaster XL 75 and CX 75 is already useful, however we went a step further and modernized the entire gallery concept even more.”
The machines will be on display for the first time at Pack Print in Thailand in September 2019 and at a customer event in October 2019 in Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Commercial in Wiesloch-Walldorf.