Retrofitting

Retrofitting a gravure printing press

Speaking to Dipl.-Ing. Guido Lebbing, CEO, Lebbing engineering & consulting GmbH

Which areas OF A GRAVURE PRINTING MACHINE typically require a retrofit? The typical gravure market printing machines (manufacturer: Kochsiek) analysed here consist mainly of the following components: non-stop unwinder, infeed unit, relevant number (3-5) print units, line segment, extraction station, and non-stop winder. The Simantic S5 (later S7-400) was usually used as the main control. Drive control was handled via Symadin in conjunction with Simodrive or Masterdrive drive controllers. Register control was external with systems of established manufacturers (e.g. Eltromat, Bobst, or similar).

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