Rotoflex, a world leader in inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting equipment celebrates success as a result of the Labelexpo Europe event held last week in Brussels, Belgium.
A VLI slitter rewinder anchored the stand entrance, delighting attendees by running unsupported film at groundbreaking speeds up to 610 m/min while delivering consistent, high quality rolls. The extremely versatile VLI can be configured with an inspection system to support a full range of applications and substrates including pressure sensitive labels and tension-sensitive materials.
Adjacent to the VLI was the Rotoflex flagship VSI small footprint slitter rewinder, finishing printed labels with an in-line Nikka Research inspection system. Equipped on both the VSI and VLI machines was the Rotoflex URC 2.0 proprietary control system. Designed for the operator with simple menus, automatic set-up and an intuitive interface, all functions can be monitored from a single screen. Job set-up is quick and with the robust job save/load capability, job-related details are stored and easily recalled for repeat runs.
Also featured on stand was a dedicated terminal showcasing the revolutionary Report Management System (RMS), a new option available with the URC 2.0 control system. Designed by Rotoflex engineers, RMS collects real time production details from multiple finishing machines to a single interface which can be accessed remotely via computer or handheld device. RMS generates a variety of detailed reports on performance variables such as run time, defects, and scrap generation over time, as well as compares outputs of multiple machines. With the simple implementation of a secure wireless router, this information can be delivered and shared in real time, allowing production managers and supervisors access to production data and machine performance information at the touch of a button.
Both VSI and VLI machines on stand were also equipped with biometric (fingerprint) authentication for operator access. This new innovation, also developed by Rotoflex engineering, provides optimal security and identification and is an optional feature on all new Rotoflex offline finishing machines.
The future of Rotoflex was addressed during the well-attended Mark Andy press conference, where new product developments including a modular security inspection machine, horizontal rewinder, and offline digital finishing were announced. Also discussed was the availability of OE quality Rotoflex parts via the recently launched online parts store (parts.markandy.com).
Kevin Gourlay, vice-president of Rotoflex comments: "Labelexpo Europe was a pivotal event for Rotoflex. Both machines on stand were sold during the show, with more orders and quotation requests received on site. Existing customers and new prospects alike showed a high level of interest in the Business Responsive Technologies Rotoflex offers and we are committed to further developing these innovations to support our global customers moving forward."