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The Automated Multi-Substrate Press

 

Features  

 

The MPS EF  press is a high-quality and highly automated multi-substrate flexo press, expecially designed for label production and flexible packaging printing. The EF provides the ultimate in flexibility and enables operators to maximise press performance, thanks to its ease of operation and reliability.

The press features UV, hot-air and LED drying technology, allowing users to print on a wide variety of substrates including thin film, paper, cartonboard, shrink sleeves, inmould, lamitube and flexible packaging. EF can be executed with new future-proof technological solutions for the highest productivity, such as a fully automated Quick Change Die unit, developed with Kocher & Beck, a hybrid UV/LED drying system and a system for fully automated processing of pressure settings. The EF offers a choice of either plate rolls or print sleeves. This printing machine has all the features to deliver the highest possible productivity.

Additionally, the EF comes with a fresh and  modern look and is easy in its use. The operator menu, buttons and icons have been designed in a way that is user-friendly and easy to understand, navigate and control. Also the main press operator control panel and touch screens are large and user-friendly designed.

Next to 'standard integrated’ machine automation, the EF offers an automation package for further extended (additional) print automation: the APC Package. This package can be configured for the ultimate in print setting control to further increase productivity of the EF press.

 

Flexible converting on rail

 

MPS EF 410 Converting Rail

With Crisp.Dot technology, the use of a rubber-coated counter-pressure roller exerts more equal pressure resulting in minimal dot gain, and due to use of friction, the roller does not cause any dot stretching or streaking. As a result, the print dot retains its round shape, ink coverage is solid and small fonts are sharper. This enables printing of the most demanding quality labels, flexible packaging and carton board. 

 

Automation including Job Memory

 

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MPS developed Automated Print Control (APC) which provides automated servo control of all relevant press settings. Thanks to APC, press settings and controls are extremely easy to operate and replicate through job memory, resulting in virtually no set-up waste for initial and repeat jobs. The EF press contains more automation on various print settings to increase your productivity even further. 

 

Hybrid UV/LED Drying system

 

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MPS prepares its printing presses for the future of LED with the integration of the new GEW hybrid LED UV system. With this combination, the MPS press will run at high speed using less energy, for the same running capacity. Due to the high intensity of UVA illumination with LED, heavy ink layers are cured more consistently with improved adhesion.

 

The EF can convert a variety of substrates and designs while being equipped with every possible converting option, including gravure and screen. The combination of quality printing, high productivity and unmatched flexibility helps ensure your investment pays big dividends.

We also offer several automation and control systems that enhance the press’ productivity even further. Separate converting units can be added for solutions such as crossover multi-layers labels and different laminating solutions like cold foil. Flexibly positioned rail units, such as the web turn bar and the delam/relam module, are also available.

For options and details, please go to the Innovation page.  


EF video

 

Video

 

Click on the video to see the functionality of EF press.

MPS customer mr. Brad Elledge, Nosco, Carrollton (TX):

"This unique press design made it easy for new operators to produce high-end work where we are repeatedly matching colors using cartons printed offset as standards. With the stable web transport system and the Crisp.Dot technology, together with the appropriate plates, we eliminated bar marking. MPS thought differently by printing against a free wheeling, hard durometer rubber roll instead of against a chill roll. They've eliminated pacing issues and minimized dot gain. And as a result, helped flexo compete more readily with other print processes."