Koenig & Bauer has announced a new UV coater that offers production speeds of up to 60,000rph and high automation.

Other features include simple and self-explanatory operation; the stability of a printing unit; automatic cleaning at the push of a button; and anilox roller change within a few minutes. The company has already sold some of these units for full-solid finishing of covers or as spot coating for the partial finishing of printed images.

KBA says its designers have integrated a compact UV dryer into the superstructure after the coating unit to enable processing of a range of paper substrates. It adds that an intelligent, patented copy control in the quarterfold makes for a trouble-free folding sequence with a minimum of abrasion, and aligned in the direction of fold during deceleration. The automatic copy control system self-adjusts.

Stefan Segger, sales director KBA-Digital & Web Solutions, says, “We continue to be very successful in the market and expect investments to be made this year. Our presses are known for their quality. With our know-how we have worked on many new developments for our commercial presses.”

The company says the microporous patented turner bars no longer need setting for different ribbon widths, and operate reliably with a minimal air cushion and superior ribbon guides. A modular design and dedicated drives throughout allow the superstructure to be customised for specific production scenarios. KBA adds that the short and stable web lead allows a more even web tension.

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