Koenig and Bauer has enhanced a number of features around its C16 web offset presses including developing a new UV coater.
This coater can be used for both flood coating and spot coating. It’s been designed as a simple to use, highly automated machine with automatic cleaning and quick anilox roller changes. It has a production speed up to 60,000rph. It features a compact UV dryer integrated into the superstructure after the coating unit which should allow it to handle a wide range of paper substrates. This includes substrates from 60 gsm to 250 gsm with 2-5 gsm of coating applied depending on the anilox roller.
The company has also improved the quaterfold for the C16, which is now self-adjusting. The system reads marks on the copies and can alter the speed to ensure more accurate folding.
There have also been improvements to the turner bars, which help to orientate the ribbons once the web has been split. They work by blowing a very fine mist of air from lot of tiny holes to form a cushion to transport those ribbons. There’s now a modular design for the superstructure that allows the turner bars to be customized for specific production scenarios. This in turn allows for more even web tension.
Stefan Segger, sales director Digital & Web Solutions: “We are in constant communication with our customers. On the one hand we develop new products with our partners, and on the other hand we are proactively represented on the market with new innovations.”
Meanwhile, Koenig and Bauer has also announced new management at its Italian subsidiary, with Peter Andrich (52) now responsible for sales, marketing and service for Koenig & Bauer’s web and sheetfed portfolio in the Italian market. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Polytype America and president of S-Qbism, a company that continued Polytype’s digital inkjet business separately.