Gardner, Massachusetts based NEWW Packaging & Display announced its investment in the new Kolbus RD115 five color rotary die cutter.
The press is equipped with the latest technology for high end flexographic printing, including full servo drive design, dual bladed ink chambers, effective dust collection, anvil grinding, and enhanced sheet control.
The Kolbus die cutter will allow the company to deliver significantly better quality print as it grows to meet customer’s future expectations. Most components of the press are independently driven by Siemens servo drive technology, which results in more precise print registration and hopefully in the long term, less maintenance.
Color to color registration is twice as tight as the machine that was replaced. Their formulations of water-based ink will remain the same for now, but the capabilities of the RD115 will allow NEWW to move towards more and more challenging work, with higher line screens and process print on corrugated.
In addition, the dust collection systems have allowed NEWW operators to run longer without the need to stop and wash plates, increasing uptime.
Though it is the second Kolbus RD115 press installed in the country, the installation was relatively smooth and uneventful. NEWW was making saleable product within the first day of scheduled operation after a six-week installation schedule.
Kolbus has been receptive to changes and modifications needed to the machine and software package, which is allowing NEWW to tailor the machine to its needs.
Kolbus has provided an impressive graphics press to NEWW that rivals the most capable machines in the country. NEWW is impressed by the superior build quality and intuitive design that allows operators effective control over the operation of the machine. NEWW looks forward to stepping up its print quality and is glad to have a partner like Kolbus to aid them in that effort.