Grup Maculart in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, is one of Spain’s leading producers of folding cartons and patient information leaflets for the pharmaceutical industry. In August 2016, the company invested in a five-colour KBA Rapida 105 PRO with coater and extended delivery in order to further enhance its productivity and capacity. The new press was unveiled to customers from the pharmaceuticals branch within the framework of a forum-style event on the future of pharmaceuticals printing, which also focussed on current trends and challenges in this highly specialised market.
The expected boost in productivity has been realised thanks to the high level of automation of the Rapida 105 PRO. The list of automation modules includes LogoTronic Professional for data exchange between the MIS and pre-press, FAPC automatic plate changers, EasyClean ink ducts for fast ink changes, CleanTronic washing systems, DriveTronic SRW and fast roller exchange with AniloxLoader, inline quality assurance with QualiTronic ColorControl and QualiTronic PDF, an inspection tool which automatically detects even the tiniest printing errors through comparison to a reference sheet and is thus especially valuable in the sensitive pharmaceuticals segment.
At the same time, the ErgoTronic console with wallscreen simplifies handling of the press, which is equipped for mixed UV and conventional production. EES extraction and provisions for low-alcohol printing ensure a healthy working environment. The Rapida 105 PRO even takes on a rather futuristic appearance with its individual ‘KBArt design’.