The Russian packaging printer Industriya Tsveta located in St. Petersburg sets on the new Speedmaster XL 106-7+L printing press of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Intended for industrial packaging printing, the Speedmaster XL 106 at Industriya Tsveta boasts advanced solutions based on the Push to Stop concept. The drupa 2020 press generation was put into operation in June 2021. Now the owners can say with confidence that they have made the right choice.
Nothing but the best
Until today the configuration of the new Speedmaster XL 106-7+L is unique for the Russian market. The system is an all-rounder fully equipped for producing cardboard packaging of any complexity. Combined printing sections with four intermediate UV dryers, universal DryStar Combination UV system at the delivery make it possible to print at a speed of up to 18,000 sheets per hour using any combination of inks and coatings on any material. This configuration is able to achieve the OEE of 60 percent (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
The right choice
The managers and pressroom specialists at Industriya Tsveta are both happy with the new press. Alexander Afremov, CEO and founder of Industriya Tsveta, said: “We got exactly what we needed. The press is ideal for any run and fully automated.” He also praised everything that was related to the purchasing and installing the press: “Despite the challenges determined by the pandemic, all went smoothly — from the contract conclusion to delivery and launching the equipment at site. We are grateful for this to the whole Heidelberg-CIS team and service engineers in particular.”
Esa Saarinen, Heidelberg-CIS CEO, made an acknowledgement to the print shop team for the many years of partnership: “Industriya Tsveta relies on the Heidelberg equipment virtually since the company has been founded. Currently, there are three Speedmaster presses operating here in the pressroom. We are happy that our solutions help produce high-quality packaging for top companies from all different segments of the market, allowing efficient production of both industrial runs and smaller batches. We know that such flexibility is exactly what almost all printers need today.”
In terms of the press equipment, it is also worth mentioning the Heidelberg Assistant service support package connecting Speedmaster XL 106-7+L to the Heidelberg data cloud to diagnose the press status and compare performance with other similar machines installed worldwide.
Technologies for successful business
Currently, one of the key challenges in the print shop is to exceed the level of 99.5 percent in delivering orders on time. It is also important to maintain and further improve service quality for the partners and customers. The implementation of these tasks is greatly facilitated by a well-structured and seamless production process in which the pressroom plays a crucial role. The company plans to further automate processes, develop a set of IT services, and initiate many other projects that will be announced at the turn of the year.