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Nilpeter – The flexible FA-6* press concept

The FA-6* is designed for the production of inline laminates, wrap-around labels, tube laminates, pouches, and shrink sleeves

DENMARK • The fully servo-driven FA-6* mid-web flexo press produces self-adhesive labels as well as flexible packaging, using multiple substrates. Fully-customised configurations can include one or more of Nilpeter’s state-of-the-art multi-purpose MP-6 converting units. Designed as “quick-change” platforms, they have automatic unwind and rewind capabilities. Film-based products include wrap-around labels, tube laminates, pouches, sachets, and shrink sleeves. MP-6 units offer multiple high intensity air drying and UV-curing of process work, inks, adhesives, and coatings.

Inline functions include high-speed solvent and water-based flexo printing with a reverse-side capability. A UV-cured lamination capability includes glossy effects, surface protection, barrier solutions, and cold foiling. There is also a solvent dry lamination capability for special laminates, barriers, pouches, and sachets.

Other value-adding options include the G-6 gravure unit. Using easy-load cassettes, it prints metallic inks, opaque white and special coatings, which increase the decorative options for flexible packaging. Reversible ink-heads allow front or reverse-side printing. G-6 units have adjustable doctor blades, an ink circulation system, viscosity control and a drying and vacuum system for use with solvent-based products.

As other Nilpeter presses within the FA-Line, the FA-6* is configured with a series of  functions and systems designed for best efficiency. They include the CleanInking system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks, and the PowerLink control system with individual job-change functions. The FA-6* operates to high tolerance standards, while the dot-gain characteristics for flexo printing ensure high-quality products.

The Nilpeter FA-6* has a maximum print width of 560 mm (22”) and its sleeve system permits an extra-short web path with easy loading of tooling to reduce substrate wastage. The repeat length is 304.8-635 mm (12-22”) for flexo and 457.2-635 mm (18-25”) for die-cutting. The press has a top mechanical speed of 175 m/min (574 fpm). The gravure repeat length of the G-6 is 457.2-635 mm (18-25”).

Armin Karl Geiger

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