Acting as the driving force behind the sector’s further digitization has made Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) an award winner. The innovative Heidelberg Assistant and View2Connect software applications were successful in different categories of IDG Business Media und Dimension Data Deutschland’s Digital Leader Award 2016. A total of eight outstanding digitization projects that have set a good example and demonstrated innovative design approaches were singled out for recognition.
Komori America and KOMCAN Inc. announced that The Ellis Group, an Ontario-based packaging services company, has installed an eight-color Lithrone GX40 (GLX840) press equipped with full UV and logistics capabilities. The Ellis Group chose the press for its speed, waste reduction and robust inspection system that ensures defect-free printing.
Serving clients in food, beverage, confectionary, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals, the new Komori press makes it possible for The Ellis Group to further expand its capabilities to deliver faster turnaround times, exceptional print quality for high-end packaging and greater operational efficiencies in the pressroom.
“We are very excited to add this amazingly efficient press to our Pickering, Ontario, plant, which is our first Komori at this location,” said Cathie Ellis, president, The Ellis Group. “I am especially thrilled about the advanced technology of the Lithrone GX40. It is very important for us to be able to control quality and if there is an issue, we can correct it on the spot. This press offers unprecedented automation, cutting-edge digital controls and an array of special features that meet the needs of package printing. We are so gratified to be the first in North America to have this technology to offer to our customers.”
The 41-inch press is equipped with Komori’s fully automatic non-stop feeder and delivery, an essential component to high productivity in packaging production. This high-speed press handles a wide range of stock from 8-pt. to 40-pt. board and features a PQA-S sheet inspection and color control system especially critical for the packaging markets. Installed on a 36-inch raise, the sophisticated press and logistics system are ideal for maximizing paper handling and fast job turnaround.