MPS Systems North America confirms the sale of a new 530mm, 10-color MPS EF next generation fully automated flexographic press to Meyers, the fourth MPS machine added to their production facility. The MPS EF next generation press brings narrow web flexo printing to the 21st century with 24/7 data collection and feedback. By embracing the full potential of IoT, the EF helps MPS customers optimize production by identifying possible bottle necks and automatically suggesting areas for improvement.
“With this fully automated MPS EF next generation press equipped with a side load die station and Martin Automatic butt splicer, Meyers is adding a real ‘Label Monster’ to our production fleet,” said Donald Patterson, Meyers print manager.
Since 1949, Meyers has built a reputation as a widely known premier print manufacturer in packaging, label, and retail display. The partnership between the Minneapolis-based printer and MPS dates back to 2008 with the installation of Meyers’ first MPS press.
“Our press operators find the MPS presses easy to set up and user-friendly,” said Dave McConnon, Chief Operating Officer at Meyers. “With the fully automated print stations, sophisticated job memory, and the unique and proven MPS Crisp Dot and patented E-Sleeve technologies, we go a step further as our operators can focus on what is really important: delivering the highest of print quality possible to our customers.
“The GEW AeroLED high power UV LED system significantly reduces power consumption and Total Cost of Ownership. The AVT Helios 100% inspection system integrates quality control in the press.”
In 2017, Meyers was the first printer in North America to purchase an EF Symjet hybrid press combining the automated MPS EF platform and the Domino N610i 7-color digital UV inkjet label press.
“In today’s challenging production environment with short leads times and more make-readies, press downtime is unacceptable,” added McConnon. “The MPS presses have proven to be durable and reliable over time with available and prompt service and support when needed.”