RUBY – New IoT system to monitor, automate and improve packaging production
Machinery manufacturer W&H presents RUBY, a new IoT system for digitizing the value chain in the packaging industry. By connecting digital data with process knowledge, W&H offers several possibilities for data-based optimization of the production process from increasing productivity to quality management. RUBY is offered as a standard platform with tailor-made extensions for extrusion, printing and converting.
Say Hi to the Future
W&H presents new machine technologies and packaging solutions at K 2019
Small, compact, fast - the new MIRAFLEX II Single-Port
The new compact MIRAFLEX II Single-Port flexographic printing press from Windmöller & Hölscher is ideal for smaller production spaces. With its face-to-face winder configuration, there is only one central loading and unloading area for the winder. The resulting shorter operator and web paths ensure faster job changes and less waste. A further advantage is that the Single-Port can also be upgraded quickly and easily with an inline flexo or gravure application at a later date.
Economical production of the most demanding print jobs in package printing
W&H introduces a new flexo printing press for package printing: The NOVOFLEX II promises maximum productivity through high performance and fast job changes. With a speed of up to 800 m/min, the NOVOFLEX II belongs to the top performance segment. What makes it so special is that even the most difficult images and jobs can be printed in top quality at high speeds. Fast job changes and minimized maintenance and cleaning increase the efficiency of the system.
That's how fast modern flexo printing can be
On 27. and 28. March, machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) hosted visitors to the open house "Experience the Future of Flexo". More than 500 visitors from around the globe attended demonstrations showing how fast and optimized printing processes can be today: Just 3 hours after a group photo was taken, the image was produced on the new NOVOFLEX II at speeds of 600m/min. Job changes every 5 minutes demonstrated the efficiency of the W&H machines and intelligent automation systems for short runs.
Blown film production: Production boost with new die head and state of the art automation modules
Comptoir National du Plastique (CNP) in Tunisia increases production of its blown film line by 20% with a retrofit from W&H.
NOVOFLEX II Flexographic Press to Premiere at W&H Open House
Machinery manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher is hosting “Experience the Future of Flexo” featuring the newest technological developments in flexographic printing at its renovated Printing Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany on March 27th & 28th. Highlighting the Open House will be the world premiere of the NOVOFLEX II flexographic press, which will demonstrate challenging jobs at top speeds. The MIRAFLEX II product range, the market’s top selling flexographic press with more than 600 machines running worldwide, is being expanded with the introduction of a compact single port machine. Additional topics include: n a new technology that delivers high performance press-ready plates in less than an hour presented by KODAK Flexcel Solutions as well as a direct comparison of the classic CMYK color separation to multi-color separation. Rounding out the event, the Information and Diagnostics Center will introduce visitors to new services using data glasses.
W&H appoints Dr. Falco Paepenmüller as Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Falco Paepenmüller will assume the position of Chief Technology Officer at Windmöller & Hölscher as of 01.04.2019. His successor as Head of the Extrusion Business Unit will be Dr. Torsten Schmitz.
W&H Express Manufacturing produces Spare Parts in Record Time
In the event of (imminent) machine downtime, machine spare parts are often required in record time. Windmöller & Hölscher has 90 percent of all required original spare parts directly available from stock. But there are also rare consumables or old machine parts that are not stored. The W&H express production closes this gap: Machine components with simple to medium complexity can be manufactured to customer specifications (drawing parts) and delivered in less than 24 hours.