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PRATI unveils SATURN PLUS at Gulf Print & Pack 2011

PRATI demonstrates its servo–slitter-rewinding-inspection SATURN PLUS now equipped with new options at Gulf Print & Pack on PRINTECH booth, E417, East Hall. PRINTECH is PRATI's official distributor in the Middle East regions.

During the trade show PRATI will unveil the SATURN PLUS, a new version of the robust inspection SATURN machine. It is equipped with a servo rotary die-cutting unit and a completely new NIKKA compact inspection system with an iPhone touch-screen interface, for which NIKKA gave PRATI the sole right on this product. The SATURN PLUS enables pre-printed materials to be die-cut in register. Users can benefit of functions to suit their needs, such as unwinding, counting, slitting, rewinding and die-cutting of paper labels, clear-on-clear labels and single paper layer. The inspection system identifies if there are printing nonconformities, missing labels, the presence of matrix and flag before automatically placing the errors on the splicing table for correction. Its high productivity makes a single unit enough to serve two printing presses.


As all SATURN machines, the SATURN PLUS solution can be customized and has a full program of upgrade and options that can be implemented at any time, including inkjet print-heads. This modular design ensures the SATURN series can accommodate current and future label finishing requirements.

PRATI is in a leader position as provider of finishing systems for the label industry in Middle East. Chiara Prati, Sales Director at PRATI, comments: “Label printers and packaging suppliers in Middle East have appreciated the SATURN  as a great cost-saving investment, combining mechanical precision with electronic technology. In this region we count over than 30 machines installed."


PRATI supplies machines for self-adhesive label print-finishing: covering customisation, inspection, die-cutting, matrix waste removal, rewinding, slitting and overprinting. With its more than thirty years of experience, PRATI has developed a reputation as a trustworthy manufacturer of extremely reliable systems, which are tailored to customers’ needs and form a solid foundation that offers mechanical and electronic precision.

The company’s product range incorporates versatile-use solutions which contribute to increased productivity at a low cost. These include the JUPITER und SATURN/SUN inspection tables, the modular and customer-specifically adjustable VEGAplus platforms, the PHARMACHECK finishing system, which is tailored specially to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, and URANUS for overprinting and verifying data.

With over 1,000 machines installed in the market, PRATI is represented worldwide thanks to a representative and distribution network in Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, South Africa and North America. An expansion into other markets is planned.

Customers from around the world can depend on PRATI’s reliable customer service at its headquarters in Faenza (Ravenna, Italy).

Customers from North America are served by PRATI AUTOMATION, based in US and offering full customer service support.