OPTIMA2

OPTIMA2

SHORT RUN & INVESTMENT FLEXIBILITY

The design concept of Optima and Optima2 is to produce flexographic printing presses covering up to 90% of normal production. Highly efficient rapid job change, with print consistency and reduction in running costs.

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The design concept of Optima and Optima2 is to produce flexographic printing presses covering up to 90% of normal production. Highly efficient rapid job change, with print consistency and reduction in running costs.

Key Features

  • Printing decks8/10
  • Print width820/1050/1270 mm
  • Print length300/330/360-800 mm
  • Speed400/500 m/min
  • Roll diameter800/1000/1300/1500…
  • Roll handlingshaft / shaftless
  • Sleeve technologyyes
Width5550 / 5780 / 6000 mm Length12 870 mm Height4200 mm

Detailed parameters

  • Max. Web width1100 / 1320 mm
  • Min. Web width400 / 500 mm
  • Min. Print length330 / 360 mm
  • Tension range10 – 420 N
  • Core diameter76.2 / 152.4 mm
  • Roll weight1000 / 1350 kg
  • Solvent-based inksyes
  • Water-based inksyes
  • UV curable inksno
  • Machine weight70 000 kg


Materials

  • LD PE0.020 – 0.160 mm
  • HD PE / PP0.012 – 0.100 mm
  • CPP0.020 – 0.050 mm
  • BOPP, PET, OPA0.010 – 0.025 mm
  • Paper25 – 120 gsm
  • Film laminate0.020 – 0.160 mm
  • Unique solutions

    • Zero Meter set-up waste

      Challenge short runs by using ARUN system available in Optima2 press, register&impression is set automatically without any set-up waste. ARUN was born through the R&D cooperation between Allstein GmbH and SOMA. Represents a unique off line solution which combines advantages of a plate mounter with fully automated device for plate topography & register measurement

    • Investment fl exibility

      A unique and patent pending concept of the Optima flexographic printing press is based on signifi cant design detail – separation of printer zone (printing unit) and roll handling zone (winders). This element provides a maximum level of press customization to specifi c needs any time during press life time, not only during fi rst order phase. It allows a flexible feedback to the current market demands and to implement in-line lamination, slitting, perforation, or upstream/ downstream units with minimal additional costs. These units bring an additional added value to the flexible packaging, for example over printing varnish or a special coating.

    • Online press supervision

      Implement the Press Monitoring system developed by SOMA and supervise press effi ciency and energy consumption via Internet. SOMA Press Monitoring system is an advanced, modern system allowing a supervision and long-term monitoring of Optima2 flexographic press effi ciency and energy consumption. Communication devices connected to the Internet allow the management to review press performance remotely from the offi ce or anywhere in the world.

    • Advanced Bounce Control

      Discover Advanced Bounce Control system developed by SOMA and print your most diffi cult design at desired speed. SOMA’s in-built ‘Advanced Bounce Control’ system represents cutting-edge technology that eliminates ‘bounce’ at high press speeds to optimise print quality when using HD plates. This advanced system combines elements within the printing process with brand new engineering and enhanced technical features.

    • Unexpected ink savings

      The system offers printers a means of reducing ink costs on printing jobs where expensive spot colours, special effect and metallic formulations are required. These high pigment inks are expensive consumables and reducing ink volumes and residual waste permits printers to maintain profi t margins while meeting end user price demands. The Ink Cartridge system operates at a minimum level of one litre and at a maximum of three. Based on current experience an average of 17.9% in ink savings is achievable. The SOMA Ink Cartridge system is patent pending and advances the flexographic printing process by providing users with a competitive edge and a new tool that saves time and reduces costs and waste while maintaining profi tability. The system is unique to SOMA and a fi rst in CI press development and design.
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  • Minimized setup time & waste

    • Ink wash-up system Ink Storm

      Individual washing programs

      Min. ink residual of 0,6 l in the system

    • Job management

      PDF visual
      All job related data
      Job protocol database

    • Recipes

      Old job press setting
      New job intuitive pre-setting

    • Substrate

      Smallest press on the market
      Motorized threading
      Easy web path change, for surface and reverse print

    • Register & Impression setting

      ARUN

      automatic R&I setting

      Falcon II

      Semi automatic R&I system

      ARUN was born through the R&D
      cooperation between Allstein GmbH
      and SOMA. And represents an unique
      off line solution which combines
      advantages of a plate mounter with
      fully automated device for plate
      topography & register measurement.
      The fully automated system in
      Optima2 flexographic printing press
      sets all active printing decks into
      impression and register in couple of
      minutes with zero ink and material
      waste.

    • Colour setting

      Colour matching system

  • Print quality

    • Single block frame

      Single-block cast-iron construction
      In house production of frames

      Printing unit frames are key press
      parts developed and designed
      with great emphases on optimal
      dynamics, rigidity and damping.
      Printing unit frame consists of two
      cast-iron single-block side frames
      with inserted drum mounting
      where the complete side of the
      print module is cast, annealed,
      machined, painted and assembled
      as a whole. This concept is unique
      in wide-web flexographic printing
      presses, in combination with in-
      house production and quality control
      guarantees the maximum accuracy
      needed for high quality printing.

    • Advanced Bounce Control

      Combination of elements
      reducing bouncing

      SOMA’s in-built ‘Advanced Bounce
      Control’ system represents
      cutting-edge technology that
      eliminates ‘bouncing’ at high
      press speeds to optimise
      print quality when using HD
      plates. This advanced system
      combines elements within the
      printing process with brand
      new engineering and enhanced
      technical features. These include
      composite mandrels, single
      block cast iron print unit frames,
      innovative mandrel housings and
      a brand new sliding/positioning
      printing deck design. Robust
      printing cylinder support frames
      provide optimum vibration
      damping for HD quality print.
      Automated opening of printing
      cylinder housing for convenient
      operation during printing sleeve
      change over provide added value.

    • CI drum

      An electronic stabilisation system compensates for impression with speed changes according to defined curves.The DYNAMIC IMPRESSION feature uses the same motors as those used for the print impression setting process.

    • Composite mandrels

      HQ carbon composite

    • Wide range of substrates
      Customized to suit low/high tension

    • HQ print guarantee

      Ideal combination
      SOMA position

  • Further savings in running costs

    • POSITEC patented non-stick nano technology surface
      Optimal ink pressure
      Ergonomic piping

    • Online energy monitoring
      Online effi ciency monitoring

    • The system offers printers a means of reducing ink costs on printing jobs where
      expensive spot colours, special effect and metallic formulations are required. These
      high pigment inks are expensive consumables and reducing ink volumes and residual
      waste permits printers to maintain profi t margins while meeting end user price
      demands. The Ink Cartridge system operates at a minimum level of one litre and at
      a maximum of three. Based on current experience an average of 17.9% in ink savings
      is achievable. The SOMA Ink Cartridge system is patent pending and advances the
      flexographic printing process by providing users with a competitive edge and a new
      tool that saves time and reduces costs and waste while maintaining profi tability. The
      system is unique to SOMA and a fi rst in CI press development and design.

    • Operation manual and video
      guide in touch screen panels

    • Separation of printing area
      & roll handling area

    • iDRY intuitive drying setting
      for optimal energy saving

  • Segments

    • Confectionery - chocolate packaging,
      biscuits packaging, sachets, fresh/processed
      meat, fi sh & poultry packaging - closures,
      cheese&dairy packaging - closures, coffee
      packaging, frozen food packaging, snack food
      packaging, dried food packaging – reclosure
      pouches, bread, biscuites & cakes packaging,
      fresh fruit & vegetable packaging, beverages -
      soft bottles, standup pouches

    • Toiletries, hygiene product packaging -
      disposable diapers, shrink sleeves, labels,
      standup pouches, personal & health
      care product packaging, agri-business
      packaging, medical & pharmaceutical
      packaging, pet food packaging, shopping
      bags

    • Paper cups, wrapping
      paper, bags

    • Yoghurt, water cup, cream cup

    • Labels, PET bottle labels, IML labels for
      food & industry containers – margarines,
      butter; shrink sleeves for bottles, yoghurt
      drinks

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Rocco Panetta

Address: Plastic Machinery & Parts tel: 631 277 2223 Ex 2

Rocco Panetta

Plastic Machinery & Parts

125-190 Wilbur Place

Bohemia, New York 11716

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