Vianord – Agreement for consolidating position in Southern Europe, Latin America

From left to right: Riccardo de Caria, strategy advisor Vianord; José Fernández, general director Ferpa Graphics; Massimilano Merlo, global marketing & sales director Vianord (Source: Vianord)
FRANCE • After exhibiting at PacGraf Cuba in February 2017, the provider of automated flexo platemaking systems has signed a multi-country dealership agreement with Ferpa Graphics of Cervelló (Barcelona) in Spain. Under the deal, Ferpa Graphics will supply and support the full range of Vianord’s EVO equipment and systems in Spain, the Dominican Republic and…

Cheshire Anilox Technology – Business expansion continued

Sonia Arcos, technical sales director and Paul Smith, production manager from Cheshire Anilox Technology pose with the company’s new ALE 500W fibre laser (Source, Cheshire Anilox)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rollers manufacturer has completed the installation of a new ALE fibre laser. It is equipped to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lpi and features a Custom Pulse to provide graphical control which gives the Manchester-based company the opportunity to create a range of…

Koenig & Bauer – New demo centre build in Würzburg

Architect’s sketch of the new demo centre for digital and flexo presses at KBA’s headquarters in Würzburg (Source, KBA)
GERMANY • Nine months before the official ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in September 2017, the foundations were laid at the company’s Würzburg headquarters for a new digital and flexographic press demo centre. The location was chosen to provide suitable, conveniently situated presentation facilities with easy access to Frankfurt…

Montalvo – EtherNet/IP available for Z4 tension controllers

Montalvo’s Ethernet/IP is now available new and already in use Z4 tension controllers (Source, Montalvo)
USA • The new ODVA EtherNet/IP communication platform for the series of Z4 tension controllers is now available as a communication option. It allows to interface with an existing HMI on the operator panel of the machine. It also allows management to record, and store information about the condition of the machine. Finally, it can…

ebeam Technologies/Uteco Group – Partnering on EB curing innovation

At drupa 2016, Uteco and ebeam Technologies jointly demonstrated a the Onyx Eco-One CI flexo press showing EB flexo printing with in-line EB lamination
ITALY/SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (EB) solutions and the manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for flexible packaging applications announced a partnership to boost the development of EB  solutions for print and packaging production.