Redfern Labels has welcomed a new MPS EF 340 next generation flexo press to its production facility in Johannesburg. The machine sale was led by Patrick Aengenvoort, Rotocon director and co-owner; and Marius van Lith, MPS Regional Sales Director with the installation completed by a team of MPS and Rotocon service technicians.
Features of Redfern’s new highly automated MPS EF 9-colour 340 mm (13 inch) flexo press include MPSConnect; delam/relam and turnbar; multilam (coldfoil) and a separate laminating unit; two die stations with Wink’s SmartGap® adjustable anvil systems; and Phoseon’s Nexus One™ UV LED curing systems.
The MPSConnect feature provides real-time performance insights of the MPS EF press through the collection of multi-directional data from hundreds of sensors every second. This data collection helps identify bottlenecks, errors, and inefficiencies in the operator process, optimize press performance, and decrease waste.
With office and manufacturing facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and a satellite office in Durban, Redfern Labels is a producer of flexographic labels including pressure sensitive labels (PSL), printed BOPP (wraparounds) and shrink sleeves. For over 30 years, Redfern has been a key labelling partner to farmers, fruit exporters, educators, entrepreneurs, and many household brands.
“We thank both MPS and Rotocon team members involved with the realization of our beautiful MPS printing machine we have affectionally named Marvel, for their excellent workmanship, patient nature, and passion for what they do,” said Terry Adinolfi, Managing Director of Redfern Labels.
Redfern Labels celebrated the installation of their new MPS EF 340 with its team members by starting up the press and together singing ‘Shosholoza’, a traditional miner's song in Africa.