Lombardi Converting Machinery has shown off a new version of its Invicta 630 mid-web flexo press, an 8-colour press designed for flexible packaging.
For the new version, Lombardi has designed the way it works. It is a 100 percent gearless full servo press with three servo motors for each printing unit. It comes with a choice of web widths from 450 to 750mm and can run at up to 200mpm. It works with a variety of substrates, including BOPP, PVC, PE, PET, paper, adhesive paper, thermal paper, cardboard and laminated materials.
This press uses sleeves and Lombardi has automated the sleeve change so that on the push of a button the sleeve cylinder moves outwards and the housing open up to let the operator remove and replace the sleeve. Once the new sleeve is mounted, the housing closes and the cylinder returns to position.
The press can be converted into a pressure-sensitive label machine by adding die-cutting and waste recovery. The company’s founder Claudio Lombardi stated: “Thanks to the Lombardi’s philosophy of extreme modularity the customer will never have to change the machine he has chosen, but will be able to adapt and implement it according to the needs of his future work.”
Other features include auto pre-register and register. Print quality is automatically controlled by Grafikontrol’s Quality Control system. You can find further details at Lombardi.it.
Lombardi says that it will introduce a ‘completely new project’ in time for Labelexpo Europe 2019.