W&H to unveil upgraded flexographic press in March

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Windmöller & Hölscher Novoflex II to be unveiled during open house event

Converting machinery manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) is hosting an open day event March 27-28, where it will display its latest flexographic press, Novoflex II.

Themed ‘experience the future of Flexo’, the open house will be held at W&H’s recently renovated printing technology center in Lengerich, Germany.

According to W&H, Novoflex II uses new doctor blade chamber technology to improve efficiency, speed and consistency of print quality.

Also on display will be the Miraflex II product range, which W&H claims to be “the market’s top selling flexographic press with more than 600 machines running worldwide”.

The series is being expanded with the introduction of a compact single port machine.

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 already-established 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,” explained Markus Bauschulte, technical sales director of the printing and finishing unit at W&H.

Participants will also explore topics such as high-speed technology for delivery of press-ready plates during a presentation by Kodak Flexcel Solutions.

“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,” Bauschulte added.

The W&H information and diagnostic center (IDZ) will also introduce new remote services using “data glasses” during the event.

“Today, more than 80 percent 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,” explained Christian Brönstrup, head of the IDZ department.

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