Machinery manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher is hosting “Experience the Future of Flexo” featuring the newest technological developments in flexographic printing at its renovated Printing Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany on March 27th & 28th. Highlighting the Open House will be the world premiere of the NOVOFLEX II flexographic press, which will demonstrate challenging jobs at top speeds.The MIRAFLEX II product range, the market’s top selling flexographic press with more than 600 machines running worldwide, is being expanded with the introduction of a compact single port machine. Additional topics include: a new technology that delivers high performance press-ready plates in less than an hour presented by KODAK Flexcel Solutions as well as a direct comparison of the classic CMYK color separation to multi-color separation. Rounding out the event, the Information and Diagnostics Center will introduce visitors to new services using data glasses.
“Shorter job lengths, demanding images, and consistently high-quality print done profitably – demands such as these from flexo printers are increasing. At ‘Experience the Future of Flexo’, W&H will present solutions for these challenges with new machinery, time saving processes and new technology,” explained Markus Bauschulte, Technical Sales Director of the Printing and Finishing Unit at W&H.
Visitors to the Open House will experience the premiere of the NOVOFLEX II, the newest flexographic press from W&H. “The NOVOVLEX II should prove especially interesting for the premium printer. It provides maximum profitably supported by efficient performance, quick job changes and consistently exceptional print quality. The heart of the advancement made on the printing decks is the new doctor blade chamber technology. We believe that these and several other developments on the press will be attractive to our visitors,” added Bauschulte.
Live demonstrations of the two versions of the MIRAFLEX II will be given, one on the new compact single port version and the other on the established and easy-to-operate dual port version. “We’ll show how quickly jobs on such a high-tech press can be changed. Then we will compare the technical and economical aspects of classic CMYK color separation to multicolor separation,” said Bauschulte.
The Information and Diagnostic Center (IDZ) from W&H will introduce new remote services. “Today, more than 80% of all machine problems can be successfully resolved remotely. Using data glasses, we are able to create even closer interaction between IDZ, the machine operator and the machine itself. At the Open House, we’ll cover exactly how that works,” said Christian Brönstrup, Head of the IDZ Department.