Flint launches Rotec ULW Bridge

The Flint Group has released its new Rotec Ultra Light Weight or ULW Bridge, which is part of a family of lightweight sleeves and adapters for flexo presses.

Flint’s Rotec ULW Bridge is 65 percent lighter than other adapters.

This new bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter, which is said to be up to 65 percent lighter than others in the market. The main advantage of this is that it makes it easier and safer for press operators, which fits with the increasing demand for faster job changeovers.

The new adapter has been tested in applications on plate-mounting equipment and on presses running up to 450 m/min for the last 1-2 years. But Flint says that it can be used with all presses regardless of widths. It’s said to be particularly beneficial in those applications where higher wall thicknesses are most commonly used, such as in cantilevered mounter applications and unusually large print applications, including corrugated pre-print.

It’s available in various wall thicknesses starting at 30mm and face lengths up to 2000 mm. There are two versions depending on the type of air supply. This includes a unifit version where the air is supplied from a cylinder and an Airo version where an external air supply is used. Customers can also order custom-made versions with special features such as the Rotec Eco Bridge, a breathable metal ring that creates an air pillow for easier and faster mounting, or the Rotec Omega technology for conductivity properties.

Ralf Venema, Flint Group general manager, explains: “Our product development team is focused on developing products to help the customer work smarter, faster and easier. The Rotec ULW Bridge is an excellent solution for improved safety and easier handling at the printer.”






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