Xeikon launches new high-end digital label press

The Xeikon CX300 will be available in April

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The press is based on next-generation Cheetah 2.0 technology
The press is based on next-generation Cheetah 2.0 technology

Xeikon has launched a new digital label press based on next-generation Cheetah 2.0 technology, which is based on the Xeikon press architecture that includes five print stations and a full rotary process with a variable repeat length.

The CX300 is a 330mm (13-inch) label press that can offer a production capacity of over 50.000 square meters per month in single-shift operation. The full-color press is equipped with five print stations, including CMYK and single-pass opaque white but can also support color gamut expansion, custom or security colors. The Xeikon CX300 is commercially available beginning in April 2020.

Xeikon’s fleXflow process enables the Xeikon CX300 to produce flexible pouches, combining dry toner printing with thermal lamination to deliver a laminated construction with turnaround times never before possible, and increased sustainability driven by the fact that there is no solvent used during either printing or laminating. Xeikon fleXflow is driven by the Xeikon X-800 digital front end and includes an innovative inline thermal lamination process.

“The Xeikon CX300 can be the cornerstone of digitizing label manufacturing,” said Filip Weymans, vice president of marketing. “Its built-in technologies enable label converters to address current and future industry demands connectivity, responsiveness, flexibility, and scalability. We believe the Xeikon CX300 can be a valuable addition to any label shop floor and the spark that ignites a digitization process that is unmatched in the industry.”

New generation interfaces

The press’ man-machine interface has been designed in a way that the operator can assess the status of his press from a distance. The interface also communicates the specific actions the operator needs to perform.

The interface allows for the integration of pre and post equipment either inline or offline. Throughout this interface, relevant information about the jobs is transferred digitally to the appropriate individual module to eliminate human errors, as the information flows seamlessly through the manufacturing process, which again contributes to the overall OEE.

Cloud-connected

The press offers built-in technology reporting on performance, availability, etc., in real-time, providing data that can be translated into information for fact-based decision making.

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