Mark Andy – New Performance Series on display at Labelexpo Americas
Mark Andy introduced new features for its Performance Series of flexo presses
USA • With new design features, the Performance Series demonstrated web handling and motion control improvements geared to flexible packaging substrates, a new innovative in-line solvent-free lamination process, higher irradiance ProLED curing, improved ergonomics and controls, better register, more value-added automation, and greater reliability – all focused on providing an attractive option for narrow-web flexible packaging applications.
The new Performance Series is loaded with features that will make the press even more productive and operator friendly. A new control center with three monitors featuring HMI, vision system, and ProLED, is positioned in a single location for optimum accessibility and viewability. Registration trending is now displayed on a single screen, while electronic registration correction is indicated at each station. Registration functionality is enhanced with direct servo drives for infeed pacing and die cut, along with a high-speed registration module for improved response time. Pre-register is improved over existing models.
Automation features offered with the enhanced Performance Series include servo rewind for improved low-tension control and improved Job Save and Recall function. A mark-to-mark register control option provides fully automatic setup without operator intervention in both lineal and lateral directions.
One of the new converting options being offered is Mark Andy’s solvent-free in-line lamination system which produces food-grade laminated structures directly off the press. This gives more flexibility to narrow-web converters to manage flexible packaging applications without having to invest in off-line lamination solutions adding to downstream work-in-process. New lamination adhesives are in beta testing that reach destructive bonds in minutes. The solvent-free adhesive delivery offering extends beyond equipment with a supply relationship through Mark Andy Print Products, the print supplies division of Mark Andy.