|Some indication of the scale of inkjet and other digital web press technologies to be seen at DRUPA comes with Hunkeler’s long list of the projects with which it is involved.
The company’s unwind, rewind and finishing systems have been central to inkjet web press makers’ digital newspaper offerings. While that may be about to change, the privately-owned Swiss is making sure it is seen all over the Düsseldrof show.
The range of applications may provide prospective press purchasers with encouragement that they can produce a lot more than just newspapers.
Hunkeler’s own stand includes systems for book-on-demand production, security and dynamic perforating and punching, in addition to a POPP7 system for broadsheet newspapers.
On other stands are:
• Horizon’s offline systems for 6000 booklets-an-hour; book production with signatures, and 180 metres/minute mailing production.
• Infeed and rewind systems for Impika’s 250 metres/minute iPrint 250.
• Roll-to-roll production on Kodak’s compact Versamark 500W full-colour duplex.
• An MB folding line for direct mailing off the roll.
• Roll-to-stack production on Océ’s CS3500 transpromo system.
• Pitney Bowes’ duplex IntelliJet 20 for full-colour transpromo, in a 122 metre/minute roll-to-roll demonstration.
• Ricoh’s roll-to-stack system including perforation, based on the InfoPrint 5000.
• Roll-to-roll prodduction on Screen’s new 220 metres/minute Jet520ZZ colour inkjet system; and
• Xerox’s new CiPress 500 running at 152 metres/minute with an inline quality assurance and web inspection system; and combined book and brochure production systems.
• Roll-to-roll coating from Arcos Environmental.
Hunkeler will also show control and waste disposal systems, and has announced a date for its innovationdays open event in Lucerne, Switzerland, from
February 11-15 next year.