KBA North America's new 16-page C16 web press is designed for high-net output, fast job changes, low levels of start-up waste, enhanced production flexibility and reduced energy and maintenance. The extensively-automated KBA C16 (C stands for commercial) will be offered in two performance classes: 55,000 and 65,000cph.
The KBA C16’s key innovations and unique features include: fast plate changes (less than 60 seconds irrespective of the number of plates); KBA’s unique RollerTronic rollers locks for a longer service life and reduced maintenance; a new, automatically convertible P3 folder with just one quarterfold up to 65,000cph and unique automated copy control; dedicated AC drives for each printing couple and other features for enhancing energy efficiency; flying job change with proven imprinter technology; optimized KBA EasyTronic software for fast, low-waste start-up and run-down at the touch of a button; automatic presetting, job management and optional JDF process integration via KBA LogoTronic Professional; user-friendly handling and optimum access to all subassemblies and feed systems; and networking technology.
The C16 is fed with paper by KBA’s Patras reel-logistics system with custom-configurable automation, and reelstands engineered for the maximum reel diameter and production speed specifications. The C16’s compact form encompasses an infeed unit built into the reelstand and all key elements (such as a web aligner) for a precise web run. Green technology includes an energy recovery system.