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.

MacDermid Graphic Solutions – Plates for EFIA award winners

Many winners at this year’s EFIA Annual Print Awards used MacDermid flexo plate technologies (Source, EFIA)
UK • One of the winners at this year’s European Flexographic Industry Association’s annual print awards gala was MacDermid Graphics Solutions since that company’s flexo plate technologies were utilized by many winning entries across multiple categories. This included the Lux lamination process, Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) flat-top dot technology, and Digital MAF with an engineered dot…

Heidelberg and Gallus – Quality assurance and control at Interpack 2017

At Interpack 2017, Heidelberg and Gallus will introduce quality assurance and control systems for package printing (Source: Heidelberg)
GERMANY • The digitization of the packaging production offers a way of greatly reducing the risks of defects. Therefore, at the upcoming Interpack, taking place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and its Swiss subsidiary Gallus will be presenting a range of solutions and measures aimed at automating quality assurance and…