Uflex chairman trigger-starts ELS Ultima through iPad

The first day of the Dusseldorf event saw Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex, trigger-starting the Electronic Line Shaft (ELS) based Rotogravure Printing Machine Ultima through his iPad.

The ELS Ultima is the cynosure of Uflex’s exhibit at the event and is said to be evoking significant interest from buyers spanning across Europe, Africa, Middle East and the US. Being an ‘Engineering Marvel’, ELS Ultima offers several benefits to the users compared to its mechanical counterpart, such as being:

  • Ergonomically designed for better operator access around the press;
  • Less noisy than the mechanical variant;
  • Less serviceable mechanical parts significantly bringing down the running and maintenance costs;
  • Faster print register response.

The press is built with Electronic Line Shaft (ELS) technology having all printing, unwind, rewind, in-feed & out-feed equipped with servo motors and drives. ELS models are equipped with flying splice turret unwind, rewind, sleeve type impression roller and trolley facilities and also has an option of doing reverse register coating at the last printing unit. By integrating new generation of electronics and ergonomically designed mechanical components, the press is made to deliver unmatched speed of 350-400 MPM.

Inaugurating the Uflex Pavilion at Drupa, Chaturvedi said: “We are showcasing some of the best packaging and converting machines at Drupa. Visitors can see live demonstrations of our machines at the stall to have a better understanding.  Sophisticated and technologically enhanced anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions coupled up with a whole range of embossing and hybrid cylinders, polymer flexo-printing plates are also drawing visitors who look for end to end flexible packaging solutions.

“Innovation is our raison d’être and I am glad to see people discussing their technical requirements with my team here at Drupa so that we could offer bespoke solutions to them.”

Tony Corbin

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