Mark Andy and Lemu Group introduce a partnership to offer Mark Andy owners and users extended automation and inline roll-finishing on award-winning flexo and digital press technology. The collaboration offers label converters the MA-GTU automatic turret plus additional automation with “unwind to palletizer” printing and converting solutions. The MA-GTU eliminates the need for manual transfer of finished rolls to an offline finisher, minimizing additional work processes and operator oversight thus improving productivity and profitability for the converter.
The Lemu turret rewinder will integrate seamlessly with most Mark Andy presses, accommodates web widths up to 20 inch (530 mm), and supports speeds up to 830 fpm (250 m/min). Printed labels can be slit, counted, sealed with a glue-less closure, and released, all in a single-pass in line with printing. The MA-GTU delivers finished rolls ready for passing to an automated labeling solution. All components of the MA-GTU workflow will be accessible by Mark Andy sMArt link, providing real-time visibility of production and equipment performance.
Greg Palm, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development said, “Our customers have been asking for an automated end-of-press solution for a long time. This partnership with Lemu opens a key opportunity for Mark Andy to better meet the needs of the converter. As the market embraces automation solutions like this automatic turret, and converters realize their benefits, we look forward to further expanding the relationship with Lemu to find additional opportunities for pressroom optimization.”
Customers will benefit from Mark Andy’s more than 75 years of printing expertise and Lemu’s 60 years of end-of-line automation experience with this combined offering that reduces downtime and optimizes press utilization by increasing productivity, quality, and profitability.