For those who didn’t attend Drupa in Germany, one of the most eagerly anticipated announcements was the newly-launched KBA RotaJET 76 digital inkjet press marking KBA’s entry into this segment. At Graph Expo 2012, KBA presented the new RotaJET 76, developed and built by KBA, to show-goers. Product managers emphasized the differentiation between KBA and other digital printing equipment manufacturers. One, the RotaJET 76 stems from KBA’s long history of offset sheetfed and web presses making the RotaJET a high volume production press. Its features serve to insure excellent, extremely low waste and maximize productive uptime. The RotaJET will be ready to ship in early 2013.
Throughout the KBA booth, large video screens were available for printers to easily watch the unveiling of KBA’s unique innovations at Drupa. Videos included the popular world makeready champion Rapida 106 41-inch press, which is now equipped with an optional package that raises the maximum production speed one notch further to 20,000 sph in straight printing and 18,000 sph in perfecting mode and is equipped with the distinctive FlyingJob Change technology. Another video previewed the new 17,000 sph six-color Rapida 145 57-inch press with new coater. Just a few of its outstanding features displayed in the video are its DriveTronic SIS sidelay-free infeed; DriveTronic SPC direct drives for fast, simultaneous plate changing; and a new coater with simultaneous coating form changing (DriveTronic SFC).