MPS – Two new presses at Labelexpo Americas
USA • MPS Systems North America will demonstrate two presses for the narrow web industry at Labelexpo Americas 2018. A fully-automated EF flexo press in the North American debut of Automation Arena, and the EF Symjet digital/flexo hybrid solution.
The manufacturer is again part of the Automation Arena. Initially introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, the Automation Arena shows two automated press lines for conventional (shrink sleeve) and digital (label) production. The company presents the EF-APC advanced machine with 100% print automation, for sleeves as well as anilox positioning. One feature of this automated flexo solution is the MPS “talk to me” connectivity technology, for Industry 4.0 implementation.
According to MPS, “talk to me” is a protocol for exchanging data between management information systems (MIS) and MPS printing presses as well as to pre- and post-press systems, to digitally supply set-up variables to the machines. Introduced to the market at Labelexpo Europe 2017, this technology is said to provide real-time information from the machines.
At Labelexpo Americas 2018 (hall A stand 911) the MPS EF Symjet hybrid solution (flexo/inkjet) will be featured. This press combines the MPS EF flexo platform with the integrated Domino N610i inkjet engine in order to allow converters to combine flexo and digital printing as well as converting in one pass.