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Nilpeter – Servo-driven mid-web flexo press within FA-Line

The FA-6 is configured with the Cleaninking system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks, and the Powerlink control system with individual job-change functions

DENMARK • Nilpeter announces the fully servo-driven FA-6 mid-web flexo press within its FA-Line. According the company, the press produces high quality, cost effective flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels using multiple substrates.

The FA-6 is configured with the Cleaninking system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks, and the Powerlink control system with individual job-change functions. Nilpeter argues that the press operates to high tolerance standards, while the dot-gain characteristics for flexo printing ensure high-quality products.

The press has a maximum print width of 560 mm (22”). Its sleeve system permits a 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″).

Fully-customised configurations can include one or more of Nilpeter’s 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 include 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.

Andreas Keller

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