Barry-Wehmiller Network
12/7/2016 2:44:26 PM

Variable, inline CFS DI sheeter adds value for digital and flexo printing press manufacturers

Variable cut off inline sheeter BW Bielomatik

Live demonstrations in Italy to be available in February 2017 on request

With its variable cut-off inline sheeter CFS DI, BW Papersystems offers a sheeting solution for integration into a web-fed digital or flexo printing press from OEM suppliers. The printed web is fed inline into to the CFS DI, is precisely and flexibly cut to the required size and neatly stacked on a pallet. The clear benefit: with this integrated solution the OEM supplier can offer a line to his customers that not only provides perfect print quality but also outstanding cut and stack quality from the market-leading sheeter manufacturers.

During the recent Drupa exhibition, while discussing trends with industry stakeholders, BW Papersystems President Neal McConnellogue noticed the rapid expansion of web based digital and flexographic printing solutions aimed at the folding carton market. With the paper processing business of Bielomatik, which BW Papersystems acquired in 2015, having already adapted some of their solutions to produce sheets and books at the end of a digital print line – it was only a logical step to further develop this portfolio within BW Papersystems.

Immediately after Drupa, a new team was set up, concentrating solely on strategic and key accounts. This team, headed by Steve Brimble and Harald Stumpp, brings over 50 years of combined experience in the sheeting and book binding sectors to play. Steve Brimble commented, “Our goal is to engage with machinery manufacturers to understand their exact needs and use our experience in sheeting, rewinding, embossing and book production to create products that will enhance the performance of their machinery. Our solutions are just one part of the equation as we understand that our operations and service departments need to dovetail perfectly with those of our partners.”

The CFS DI is a variable cut-off inline sheeter for integration into a web-fed printing press. Positioned right behind the printing press, the sheeter ensures an accurate cut to the required size and incorporates an advanced sheet delivery system which provides high-speed stacking without surface marking even for high-end paper and board. The finished pallets of sheets are changed at full speed. Faulty sheets are rejected and sample sheets can be diverted to a safe and convenient collection tray for inspection by the operator. This compact machine integrated to a web-fed printing press ideally combines print quality with outstanding cut and stack quality and variable sheet lengths, thus allows digital and flexo printing press manufacturers to offer a significant product quality advantage to their end customers.

Live demonstrations of the CFS DI will be available in February 2017 on request. Please contact Steve Brimble (steve.brimble@bwpapersystems.com) or Harald Stumpp (harald.stumpp@bwpapersystems.com) to learn more and to make an appointment. The machine will be shown in Lodi, Italy, close to Milan.

The CFS Sheeter can also be provided as an offline unit where its compact footprint, fast set up and zero marking features offer commercial printers an attractive package.

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