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An Ongoing Evolution Success Story

Continuing the impressive Roland 700 Evolution success story, 17 October 2018 saw the press’s 1000th 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. It was 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 recognised 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.

Alongside many technical innovations, manroland sheetfed has also provided the 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 Impritex, the fully automatic nonstop device in the feeder, the newly developed counterpart in delivery, the rollomat, the installation on a plinth and the connection to the AUPASYS-Material logistics system create the best conditions for optimum printing of packaging.

From left to right Antoine Grandjean (Impritex), Alain Grandjean (Impritex), Denis Bourez (Impritex, Stephan Vandroogenbroeck (Impritex), Ahmed Hassani (Impritex), Carl Vandermeersch (Manroland Benelux), Rafael Penuela (CEO, Manroland Sheetfed GmbH).