Very short makeready times
The Speedmaster XL 106 is equipped with innovative components that reduce makeready times and boost productivity. Heidelberg is the only manufacturer to supply characteristic curve databases ex works for a variety of substrates, speeds, and inks. This dispenses with a large number of manual adjustments on the finished machine, which means it takes less time to reach the production speed. The automatic washup devices for inking rollers, blanket cylinders, and impression cylinders with customized washup programs that are optimized across the various series can reduce washup times by up to 30 percent. As a result, it can take a total of just 50 seconds to wash the blanket. In conjunction with the Color Package, the Hycolor inking and dampening system optimizes color stability, shortens makeready times, and reduces paper waste throughout the run. It does all this in record time and at any speed. Color Assistant Pro, which forms part of the Color Package, ensures fully automatic monitoring of the ink fountain liner's status and uses this information for automated calibration of the ink zones, including automatic adjustment of characteristic curves, and customized optimization of ink presettings. The Color Package also includes the inline measuring and control system Prinect Inpress Control, program-controlled pre-inking and ink vibrator throw-off, and digitally controlled ink zone motors. Prinect Inpress Control reduces the paper waste during each job change by 100 to 150 sheets. The new control panel concept for optimized efficiency and ergonomics includes a glass touchscreen at the feeder and the printing and coating units for standardized operation of the entire press. In conjunction with the Prinect Press Center, this supports a process-oriented production process.
Widest possible range of configurations and applications
The Speedmaster XL 106 offers the broadest range of configurations in the 70 x 100 cm (27.56 x 39.37 in) format. It is available with anything from two to 19 units, with or without perfecting device, and is designed to process everything from inmold foils to kraft board. As a customized press, it is available in an LPL configuration (coating unit before and after sheet reversal), as a Duo press with flexographic printing units before the offset units, or as a rotary die cutter for products such as inmold labels. In the LPL version, the front and reverse sides of the sheet are printed and coated in a single pass. The sheet arrives on the pile completely dry and can immediately undergo further processing. This boosts productivity by 30 to 40 percent compared to a straight-printing press.
Systematically designed for sustainable printing
As a pioneer of green printing, Heidelberg develops solutions to eliminate or reduce CO2 and process emissions and cut waste. Consequently, the technology of the Speedmaster XL 106 sets standards in more than just productivity. Its high energy and resource efficiency make it the most environmentally friendly press in its class. This is documented by the "Emission-tested Printing Press" quality seal awarded by the German Institution for Statutory Insurance and Prevention in the Printing and Paper Industry to confirm that the press complies with the strict limit values. And that applies to all conventional and UV presses. If required, the Speedmaster XL 106 is available with carbon offsetting. A heat recovery system enables the heat from the exhaust air of DryStar Combination dryers to be reused for the drying process so as to reduce energy requirements. And the PowderStar AP 500 with its innovative powdering system cuts powder consumption by up to 50 percent. What's more, the Speedmaster XL 106 is designed for alcohol-free production - another important contribution to green print production.