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Drupa 2012 to herald the launch of four new Soma machines

We will be launching the Premia flexographic printing press, the Venus III and Pluto III slitter rewinders on stand A39, Hall 17. The line-up will be complemented by the latest version of our Lamiflex E laminator.

The Premia is the latest addition to the SomaFlex range of presses and offers a cost effective combination of high technology and engineering for medium and long runs that is normally only found on more expensive machines. A 1270mm wide version with 915mm print repeat and speeds up to 500 m/min will be exhibited with eight printing units, shaft-less unwind and rewind, automatic wash-up and viscosity control systems, three chip digital camera for 100% web inspection and sleeve ejecting device.

The new Venus III slitter rewinder is designed to convert flexible packaging materials in web widths from 1100mm to 1850mm and has an overhead web path to enhance clean room conditions and permit entry into the food and pharmaceutical packaging markets. Features to optimise operation.

The new PLUTO llI slitter rewinder with its beefed up side frames permits accurate slitting at speeds up to 600m/min in widths from 1100 to 1600. The machine is also aimed at greater efficiency with clever design features to reduce waste and down times. With its larger unwind and rewind diameters and simplified job changeovers, PLUTO ll is a high performance machine for long runs with in-built features for operator comfort. These include automated slit edge removal, automatic knife positioning system and shaft-less unwind with integrated loading and programmable rewind core positioning. Slitting is through razor blade for fast set-up and rotary knives for high quality.

Also featuring will be the Lamiflex E laminator, an ecologically friendly system that is cost effective and also benefits the environment. It uses a two part, solvent-free polyurethane adhesive that sets via chemical reaction. This avoids VOC emissions and also eliminates the need for a heated drying tunnel saving on both high energy consumption and machine engineering costs while also reducing carbon emissions.

Located in Lanskroun, Czech Republic, SOMA Engineering designs and manufactures high quality printing and converting machines for a wide variety of industries. Its portfolio encompasses CI flexographic presses, slitter/rewinders, laminators, mounter-proofers, sheeters, die cutters and special purpose machines. The company serves an international market with representation and distribution channels throughout the world.

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