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More new digital finishing innovations from ABG at Labelexpo

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24th September 2018

ABG will exhibit 14 machines over 4 booths at Labelexpo, covering a wide range of finishing applications, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to being a “one-stop” shop for all things finishing - ABG (#3223), HP (#3226), Domino (#6523) and REA (#6514).

 The Digicon Series 3 is ABG’s flagship product, and they will be showcasing a monster beverage specification with the NEW fast flatbed screen printing module, BIG FOOT 50 tonne flatbed hot foil unit, and its little sister, the 25 tonne flatbed hot foil unit with a NEW swivel head allowing foil to be fed both along and across the web like the BIG FOOT. This will be running two beverage labels highlighting the quality and the extensive embellishment capabilities of this digital finishing machine.

 A NEW laser (ABG’s Digilase) is being launched at the show, demonstrating a host of new features. Perfect for direct from web sticker printing, the web path has been reduced, and the necessary lead in/out material has been decreased, resulting in a 85% reduction in waste. The minimum job length is 50% shorter, and file downloading takes just milliseconds, allowing a number of jobs to be processed on the machine at the same time – from unwind, to laser cutting, to rewinding. Years have been spent developing the laser software and all updates can be made quickly and easily without the need for a third party.

 Also on the ABG booth is a Digicon Series 3 with the Jetfx digital embellishment module. This is an offline, fully digital system creating amazing varnish and foil effects. The Labelexpo module will feature two Jetfx ink jet bars and an overlamination module to allow for the cold foil effect.

 The ever-popular Digicon Lite will be shown with a sheeter and conveyor option.

 Market leading turret rewinders will be shown in several different configurations, including the bestselling glueless AutoSet, available as a standalone turret or integrated on a Digicon Series 3 (being shown as both at the show). 

ABG’s German manufacturing division is bringing six different fleyeVision 100% inspection cameras, including two of these seamlessly mounted on Slitter Inspection Rewinders. There will also be a Booklet machine on the ABG booth, last shown 6 years ago, capable of processing up to 36000 booklet labels per hour. A new table top rewinder is also being shown (Omega Horizon) which is designed for inspection and re-working of single lanes.

 Teaming up with CERM, visitors to the booth will be able to watch live production data from the beverage specification Digicon, the AutoSet glueless turret rewinder and an SRI Slitter Inspection Rewinder. This is part of a much wider project the two companies have been working on, to fully automate the finishing production process.    

 Over on the HP booth (#3226) will be an inline, fully automated Digicon Series 3 including the patented FAST Track die (running at 150 m/min in semi rotary mode) and the fully integrated AutoSet glueless turret rewinder with quick change mandrels, showcasing printing and finishing ready to ship to customers in a single pass.

 A new inline coating machine for the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press (ILC760) is an addition to ABG’s portfolio of wide web digital production. This machine is ideal for in mould and shrink sleeve production.

 The Domino booth (#6523) will be showing a Digicon similar to that on the HP booth with a 100% fleyeVision camera inspection system.

 On the REA booth (#6514) will be an SRI mounted with an inkjet printer for variable data.