Komori
The Komori Lithrone GX/G advance series of sheetfed offset presses

In the past week, Japanese press manufacturer Komori Corporation announced that it has developed the Lithrone GX/G advance series, which the company says are self-learning sheetfed offset presses. The presses are an answer to the increase in short-runs and the need to decrease human resources on the shop floor. Improvements from loading to moving printed sheets to folders and cutting machines will use a robot. The idea is to increase automated handling of sheets between the Apressia cutting machines, the Komori press, and MBO folders. The company planned to show the Lithrone GX/G advance series of B1 presses at drupa, now postponed to April 2021. It will now show them at open houses, virtual events, and webinars. The Lithrone GX/G advance series presses make it possible to attain high productivity and quality through a more effortless operation. There has been a significant improvement in the high-speed stability of the feeder and delivery, which provide the underlying performance of a press, Komori said. The Lithrone GX/G advance press also has improved suitability for high-speed, long-run printing,…

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.