Scatolificio Medicinese adds HD Print

Founded in the early 1970s, Scatolificio Medicinese is an independent Italian corrugated converter, led by Andrea and Cristina Tullini.

Established in 1974 by Gaetano, Ezio and Maurizio Tullini, the company started its early activities with die-cutting. Growth was seen over the following years and, by the mid 1980s, Scat Medicinese was operating with seven converting lines from an 8,000 sqm of factory and storage space.

Significant investments and improvements in the company organisation over the last few years have led the company to invest in the most recent and advanced technologies to optimise the increasing workflow. In June 2022, Scat Medicinese chose to widen its machine park with a high performance Koenig & Bauer Celmacch Chroma High Tech 1700, with six bottom printing units and HBL configuration, placed in line with a BOBST EXPERTCUT flat bed die-cutter.

The company, based near Bologna, is particularly well known for its high definition print know-how and high-quality production. The main goal of purchasing the new Chroma High Tech – particularly thanks to anilox rolls with high screen count – placed Scat Medicinese as one of the leading producers of high definition printing.

The Chroma High Tech was developed according to the highest specifications of European quality standards. This model is fully compatible with most of the available flat bed die-cutters in the market. Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s technicians provide assistance to ensure a perfect connection between the last printing unit and the flat bed die-cutter, irrespective of the OEM.

The assembly of the machine takes place in Italy at Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s factory. All mechanical parts are manufactured in Italy. The machine is equipped with the most recent and advanced electronic components and direct drive motors – all Siemens – to ensure maximum printing accuracy. All direct drives are activated by regenerative power units, which allows them to recover the kinetic energy dissipated during braking phases by transforming it into electricity, with a consequential reduction of power consumption. The electrical system has a modular structure, studied to reduce costs and maintenance times, all remarkable features especially for those companies working three shifts all year round. The user-friendly interface allows a simple and intuitive use of the Chroma line for machine operators. Job-changeover can be done without stopping the production process.

The flexo printer chosen by Scat Medicinese is equipped with a Koenig & Bauer Celmacch Sheet Cleaner Cleanplus, designed to remove dust from the sheets to improve print quality, installed between the feeder and the first printing unit; four automatic anilox changeover systems (one in working position and two in deposit), a device that allows to obtain the ideal ink volume according to the production needs and to achieve the best printing definition; six viscometers to measure fluid flow and viscosity of the chosen inks; six Koenig & Bauer Celmacch IR and hot air Drying Systems, which guarantee a fast drying process due to the combination of infra-red lamps and hot air. The inking system is equipped with carbon chambered doctor blades systems developed by Koenig & Bauer Celmacch.

“Customer satisfaction is a primary goal for Koenig & Bauer Celmacch, as our business policy aims to offer a beyond-comparison product quality, combined with competitive operating costs, which ensure a fast return on the investment,” explains Luca Celotti, General Manager. “A 24 hour after-sale service ensures maximum uptime and reliability, all key factors for success that make Koenig & Bauer Celmacch the best partner for high definition flexo printing.”

He continues, “Installation and commissioning of the Chroma Print took place quickly, allowing Scatolificio Medicinese to start up production on schedule. By choosing Koenig & Bauer Celmacch as its partner for high definition flexographic printing, Medicinese chose one of the most advanced flexographic printers available on the market. It will provide them with high levels of performance, thanks to user-friendly technology and reduced maintenance costs. Using readily available commercial parts helps them to eliminate stocking dedicated parts, freeing up precious resources.”

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