Maxcess — New high-speed centering shaft

With its single-circuit air system and bladders that can be replaced in less than five minutes, it is designed to minimize downtime both during roll changes and scheduled maintenance
USA • Maxcess announced the release of its Tidland Cyclone high-speed centering shaft, which enables faster production through its ability to center and grip cores concentrically about the shaft. The new shaft increases throughput by minimizing roll loping and machine vibration, the company said.

Paper Converting Machine Company – New flexo press unveiled

The event Impact 2016 featured the unveiling of the company’s Fusion C press
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announce that more than 275 people attended its event, Impact 2016 on August 3 at its global headquarters in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The event featured the unveiling of the company’s Fusion C press, which introduced the press with a live curtain drop and allowed interactive demonstrations.

Kodak – drupa visitors impressed with digitally customizable flexo plate

Kodak’s Flexcel NX System ’16 includes features that customize the plate to provide optimum ink transfer capabilities
GERMANY • At drupa, Kodak shared new technologies that offer a practical solution to this challenge: The wide variety of substrates and ink types used in flexo printing make it one of the most versatile of all the print processes used in package production, but these can also provide headaches for the plate maker.

Chromasens – New print inspection system for colour management

The device-independent colour measurement is based on the ISO 13655 standard so that colour formats from RGB over CIE-L*a*b* to spectral data can be computed
GERMANY • Chromasens announced its new print inspection system, Truescan, can handle expanded colour environments that other inspection methods can not. The number of colours in print production has increased from CMYK conventional process colour inks to new dimensions like Hexachrome and Octachrome printing.

Soma – Five presses sold at drupa, new sale negotiations

The company hosted several customers at its technology centre after a successful drupa
CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma reported on a very successful drupa 2016 with more than 1,500 visitors coming to see demonstrations of the new Optima 2 flexographic printing press. It was officially launched at the show, and the demos showed wide-web production running the Arun plate mounting system developed in cooperation with the press maker, Allstein.