EARLIER this month, Rotocon installed the latest generation RDF 330 digital printed label converting and finishing machine at Impress Print Services. It features a semi and full-rotary flexo printing unit, an automatic sheer knife slitting system, a high-speed matrix stripping system, dual-turret slitter rewinder, Corona treater, UV LED curing system, cold foil and spot colour module, and die-cutting station that can be used in semi-rotary mode.
The 2020 model, as part of Rotocon’s broader Ecoline machine range, has been upgraded according to customers’ feedback. It uses the latest servo motor and software enhancements available. Service manager and lead engineer, William White, spent time with the machine-building team at Rotocon’s dedicated factory in Asia and came up with a series of improvements. These included modifying the shape of the machines by rounding off any sharp edges and introducing a sleek, modern colour palette of grey and red (changed from white and red) to give them a visual facelift.
The RDF 330’s first major upgrade is an automatic sheer knife slitting system that simplifies the normally time-consuming set-up and tweaking required when manually adjusting blades across more than three lanes. The operator can now enter the label sizes, gap sizes, and the number of slits then the system will automatically bring all the blades into the right position with the correct gaps.
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