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manroland celebrates 1000th Evolution off production line

Continuing the impressive ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION success story, 17 October 2018 saw the press’s one thousandth printing unit rolling off the assembly line at the Manroland Sheetfed headquarters in Offenbach, Germany since the first EVOLUTION press was commissioned at Samson Druck, Austria.

This was for a six colour double coating machine with a wide range of accessories, scheduled for installation at the premises of Wavre-based Belgian Packaging printer Impritex.

Since its first installation in early 2015, the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION has been hailed for its many technical innovations, including SPL (Simultaneous Plate Loading) which allows for cleaning of blanket and impression cylinders during the plate changing process, while the newly developed PPL (Power Plate Loading) delivers automated coating plate change to make the changeover process even faster and more user-friendly.

Flexible utilization of equipment is a hallmark of the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION, evidenced in printing units which are prepared for both conventional and UV inks. The newly developed UV ink mist extraction systems and four-fold detergent circuits serve to reduce changeover between different ink systems.

Alongside many technical innovations, Manroland Sheetfed has also provided the pioneering ProServ 360° service partnership package for all ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION owners. For 24 months after installation this maintenance contract provides periodic inspections, remote check-ups and machine maintenance, accompanied by performance analysis and information on how to exploit perceived improvement potential.

For many years, the ROLAND 700 HiPrint and Direct Drive have been significant factors in Impritex's success in exporting products to many countries from its base just outside Brussels and the best of both machines have now been combined in the new ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION. Based on these positive experiences, Impritex ordered a well-equipped ROLAND 706 LTTLV EVOLUTION specially tailored for the production of long production runs. Highest productivity is the main focus of the machine configuration.

For Impritex, the fully automatic nonstop device in the feeder, the newly developed counterpart in delivery, the rollomat, the installation on plinth and the connection to the AUPASYS-Material logistics system create the best conditions for optimum market competitiveness.

A thousand EVOLUTION printing units delivered across more than 35 countries and to a variety of market segments, shift models and application areas is ample evidence that the ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION is the ideal product for its market.

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