Heidelberg updates CD 102 press at Qingpu

Heidelberg claims to have raised productivity Speedmaster CD 102 by 10 percent, as the company prepares to make a dent in the packaging and label markets.

The world’s largest press manufacturer says the new version of the CD 102 comes packed with a comprehensive array of automation components, including what it calls Preset Plus Delivery. Heidelberg also claims a best price-performance ratio in its performance class.

The company has begaun production of the new Speedmaster CD 102 for the Asian market at its Qingpu site near Shanghai.

The company has aimed the press at commercial and packaging printers; customers that produce traditional advertising materials, packaging or labels. It has already received orders having already been received from China, Saudi Arabia, and Germany. Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment, says, “The Speedmaster CD 102 has gained an outstanding reputation on the market over many years thanks to its productivity and value retention and has undergone continuous development by Heidelberg.

Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg equipment,

Stephan Plenz, member of the management board responsible for Heidelberg equipment

“With over 50,000 printing units produced, it is the most successful straight-printing press in the 70 x 100cm format. We’re taking this success story another step forward and have enhanced the new Speedmaster CD 102 with innovative technology, adapting it to our customers’ changing productivity needs. To this end, we conducted extensive discussions with existing users beforehand and, by offering attractively equipped model configurations, we can now deliver exactly what is needed for cost-effective production in this market segment.”

Heidelberg says the CD 102 handles substrates from 0.03mm paper to cardboard up to 1.0mm thick. Depending on requirements, the presss comes with a coating unit, UV configuration, automatic wash up devices, and the Preset Plus Delivery with various extension modules and dryer systems. It says the DryStar Combination Carton with its two slide-in modules for infrared/hot air and hot air has been developed specifically to meet the needs of cardboard printing.

Format and air settings are made automatically with the Preset Plus Delivery using a range of data entered at the factory. The printer controls delivery operation via a touchscreen control display with jogwheel.

Standard equipment includes the Preset Plus Feeder and Preset Plus Delivery, AutoPlate plate changer, and Prinect Press Center Compact press control station. Colour management uses Heidelberg’s Prinect Easy Control. The new Speedmaster CD 102 can be integrated fully into the Prinect workflow and can also be connected to the Prinect Image Control colour measuring and control system.

Plenz says, “Large numbers of customers have already achieved runs of over 30 million sheets a year with the previous Speedmaster CD 102. This technology transfer will make the new Speedmaster CD 102 even more productive.”

Heidelberg claims best-selling press status in the 70 x 100cm format in Asia for the Speedmaster CD 102. Plenz concludes, “The new Speedmaster CD 102 makes our offering in the 70 x 100 centimeter format even more attractive. We have the ideal press in our portfolio to meet all productivity and surface finishing requirements.”


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