On the strength of the success of its latest solutions presented at Labelexpo Europe 2017, BOBST is taking its leading-edge equipment and latest innovations to Shanghai International Expo Center for the Labelexpo Asia exhibition that will take place from 5 to 8 December 2017. Focus of the displays on BOBST stand D5 in hall E1 will be the M5 Excellence inline UV flexo press equipped with Digital flexo Technology. The machine will be shown printing different label applications over the course of seven daily demonstrations.
“We are presenting the M5 Excellence for the first time in China” explains Matteo Cardinotti, Managing Director of Bobst Firenze and Head of BOBST Narrow & mid-web multi-process Product Line ”We have chosen to present the Excellence configuration of the very successful M5 press because it encompasses most of the technology advances and related benefits in terms of operational efficiency and output quality of BOBST leading-edge narrow- and mid-web inline presses for label and flexible packaging production”.
The M5 is a full servo inline UV flexo press able to process basically any type of substrates used in the production of labels and packaging. This along with its flexibility of multiple and multi-process press configurations makes it capable to fulfil the widest range of printing and converting requirements in terms of added-value finishing and label shapes. The Excellence configuration features several digital technologies that are part of the BOBST Digital Automation programme, such as the REVO 7-color extended gamut printing and the Digital Flexo and DigiGap systems for digitally automated print and die-cutting pressure control and closed loop print quality/pdf control at all speeds.
Visitors to the stand will also learn about the other latest developments premièred in September 2017 at Labelexpo Europe. These include the Smart DigiMountTM a fully automated version of the DigiMount flexo plate mounter specially developed for narrow- and mid-web production lines for label, flexible packaging or carton packaging that use sleeve technology, as well as, in terms of production lines, the M5X and the M1, yet other configurations of existing best-selling presses.
“The M5X is a machine developed with the production requirements and specificities of the Chinese market in mind” explains Matteo Cardinotti “It is an optimized fixed configuration of the M5 suitable for the production of labels and also packaging which has fewer options of customization but offers the added advantages of an attractive price and short delivery time, alongside the guarantee of quality and efficiency of the M5”.
“As for the new M1, it is a press dedicated to label production whose latest configuration with mechanical line shaft and technical upgrades further enhances its remarkable advantages in terms of sustainable operation, fast return on investment and TCO” adds Matteo Cardinotti.
Other BOBST solutions that Labelexpo Asia visitors will be able to discuss with BOBST experts include the CI flexo, gravure printing and lamination equipment which are especially effective for mid- to wide web short run production, as well as the BOBST range of silicone, adhesive and pre-/post- metallizing coating lines and vacuum metallizing solutions, including the new K5 EXPERT suitable for a great variety of applications in the label manufacturing industry.
The Solution and Service dedicated stand areas complete the overview of BOBST wide capabilities and commitment to be a unique solution partner to the label and packaging industry through the functionality and quality of a variety of different application samples, as well as exciting displays demonstrating new advanced connected services alongside a very comprehensive range of products and assistance programs.
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