MIRAFLEX S, new CI Flexo Press for high-end, short-run printing

Since the launch of the MIRAFLEX press in 2008, package printers have embraced the high quality print and productivity it delivers. Today there are more than 350 of these presses in production worldwide. With widths up to 1450 mm and speeds between 400 and 600 m/min, the MIRAFLEX can be used for all conventional flexible packaging printing and applications. With the new MIRAFLEX S, Windmöller & Hölscher has expanded the product range with a press designed specifically for smaller packaging, short runs, quick changeovers, minimal ink and substrate waste and lowered plate costs.

[Redacción] As an 8-color press, the MIRAFLEX S is available in widths of 640 mm and 820 mm. Repeats start as small as 250 mm, which results in lower plate costs for smaller formats. A maximum repeat of 800 mm provides the flexibility to also print larger formats. To address the spectrum of job sizes our customers take on, versions were designed with speeds of 300 or 400 m/min.

The compact design of the MIRAFLEX S is notable. The press fits under ceiling heights of 4 m and can take up as little as 10 m in length.

The intended applications will determine if the press should be equipped with mono- or non-stop turret winders. In either case, both options offer compact, accessible systems for simple logistics and quick roll changes.

Accessibility plays a pivotal role in operating and maintaining a press, changing jobs and overall productivity. The MIRAFLEX S offers excellent capabilities not just for decks and winders, but also for tunnel drying, web monitoring and inspection as well as electronic power supply and control features.

The TURBOCLEAN wash-up system is a standard feature for the whole MIRAFLEX range, offering 4 minute color changes, minimal cleaning waste, unparalleled energy efficiency and perfect inking wash-up.

As a member of the MIRAFLEX family, the MIRAFLEX S can be supplied with the EASY automation modules. EASY-SET reduces waste with precise positioning of the anilox rolls and plate mandrels, EASY-REG automatically gets the press into register, and EASY-COL takes care of color matching and reducing leftover ink while setting up a new job. The customer has the choice.

The MIRAFLEX S arose from comprehensive market analysis and was based on detailed discussions with leading producers of flexible packaging. The well established trend towards efficient printing a greater variety of products, running smaller jobs and package formats and making quicker job changeovers will continue. Forward looking printers will have to adapt to this market. W&H has developed the MIRAFLEX S as the perfect tool to meet these demands.

Windmöller & Hölscher is an internationally leading manufacturer of machinery and equipment for the flexible packaging industry. The product line encompasses blown and cast film equipment, flexographic and gravure printing presses, machines for surface finishing and for the processing of paper, films and woven plastic fabrics, as well as FFS (Form-Fill-Seal) packaging systems.

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