“Tension control has become a critical requirement in label converting and package printing with the increased demand for film and unsupported substrates. Every stage—including unwinding, web transport, slitting and rewinding—demands consistent and predictable performance to improve product quality, and ultimately reduce costs,” commented Patrick Boshell, marketing manager, Rotoflex Canada.
Rotoflex offers eDrive on its entire inspection machine line, including the smaller vertical (VSI) and horizontal (HSI) inspection series to the larger, more sophisticated VLI and HLI series.
For more information, visit www.rotoflex.com.
Paper Processing Tools from Formax
Formax, Dover, N.H., has introduced a new line of production folders. The 3950 series floor-model production folders are heavy-duty systems for high-volume print shops, fulfillment centers and mailrooms that demand true “production” capabilities, reducing set-up time and increasing productivity.
Three feed options are available: the FD 3950 with a standard bottom-feed air deck for continuous loading; the FD 3950-EX with an extended bottom-feed air deck for a capacity of up to 1,200 sheets; and the FD 3950-PF, featuring a deep-pile feeder capable of holding up to 5,000 sheets of 20 lb. stock.
Standard features include fully automatic fold settings, up to 60 programmable jobs, variable speed control up to 40,000 sheets per hour, an adjustable output conveyor and a centrally located control panel.
In addition, Formax has a new FD 170 Tabletop Booklet Maker. The FD 170 is a compact unit with the power to fold up to 15 sheets, creating 60-page, double-sided booklets at speeds of up to 800 booklets per hour.
Standard features include push-button format change, semi-automatic and manual operating modes, staple-and-fold and fold-only modes, a three-digit resettable counter and fault detection. Staple cartridges hold 2,000 staples each. The FD 170 accommodates 81⁄2x11" and 11x17" sheets, and is easy to use.
For more information, call (800) 232-5535 or visit www.formax.com.