Built on a robust platform with finishing speeds up to 228.6 mpm (750 feet per minute) for full-rotary and 76.2 metres per minute (250 fpm) for semi-rotary, with accurate semi-rotary die-cutting functionality, the Rotoflex DF1 is an ideal addition for label converters worldwide.
The quick set-up and dynamic operation allow converters to decorate, die-cut, slit and strip labels in a single step, getting the final product out the door faster and more efficiently than using multiple means of finishing. ‘The thought process behind the DF1 came from customer needs to quickly enhance labels and ensure high-quality, inspected output in the process,’ said Manohar Dhugga, VP of Operations, Rotoflex. The DF1 offers high production level speed and 50% faster changeovers than conventional converting systems.
The new VTI Series is an advanced tabletop finishing machine created to ensure conformity with stringent regulations of the pharmaceutical and high-security packaging industries. With a cutting-edge operator control system for inspection and finishing, the VTI Series detects and corrects missing labels, remaining matrix, splices, flags, spots, fading and missing colour, and defects in text and registrations. This allow converters to effortlessly inspect, rework and re-inspect labels, which is especially necessary if the application involves 100% accuracy, variable data or braille inspection.
While both machines offer high-speed operation at low costs, they were developed to serve different converter needs.The DF1 is a semi-rotary offline finishing and converting machine designed to meet the rising demand for unique short run labels in a simple, fast, precise and affordable way, allowing converters to accelerate production and profits.
‘The exclusive URC 2.0 control system offers multilane counting and is the most advanced defect management system available in the market. The URC 2.0 increases operator efficiency by reducing set-up time and waste through its automated functionality. The optional biometric login security feature and online dashboard for data analysis provides for a complete finishing solution,’ said Dhugga. ‘Another important feature of the VTI series is the eDrive 2.0, a system that increases production effectiveness through optimisation of acceleration and deceleration while preserving roll quality and characteristics. The maximum speed – which varies according to the application – is 228 mpm (750 feet per minute).
‘Customer demand has led us to create a more efficient and compact tabletop rewinder to replace the older, outdated models while delivering the high standard of performance known by the Rotoflex brand. The VTI can be integrated with 100% vision inspection systems and with reverse fault placement functionality allows for pharmaceutical grade inspection,’ explained Dhugga.
In addition to all features, Rotoflex designed the VTI Series with a user-friendly interface and ergonomic design for sit-down operation, making it comfortable for converters to smoothly manage the operation. Rotoflex is the finishing company under the Mark Andy Inc. corporate umbrella.