Durst has unveiled a fully operational corrugated production line, which features automated loading, printing, varnishing and stacking in one operation.
At the heart of the system is a purpose built version of the Rho 1000 continuous inkjet production system, specifically designed for printing on corrugated boards. The Rho 1000 is ideally suited for integration into existing production process and is capable of achieving a production output of up to 500 m² per hour, without interruption, around the clock, whilst ensuring optimum quality.
The system features the automatic feed of sheets, integrated varnishing and automated storage. Even at maximum production speeds, this machine will achieve a standard of quality equal to that of laminated offset printing.
There are special features for the reliable loading of corrugated material and its transport during the printing process. This is achieved through special edge holders and an extra strong vacuum provided by vacuum chambers that are adjusted according to the media size. It will also print cut marks onto the corrugated board for finishing on a digital cutter.
It is capable of the high speed printing of multiple boards and there is an integral coating system for the enhancement and protection of the printed material. Finally there is an automated stacker, which can handle multiple stacks and present them ready for dispatch on pallets.