Seb Wolf buys Rotocontrol RSI ECOline for premium label finishing

Featuring roll-to-roll label inspection, slitting and rewinding

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Rotocontrol ECOline RSI 340 label slitter rewinder

Rotocontrol confirmed the sale of another ECOline RSI to a German label printer and converter Seb.Wolf. The ECOline RSI sold to the the internationally operating Eltville label specialists features roll-to-roll label inspection, slitting and rewinding in a 340mm web width for premium label finishing.

Built with stringent quality specifications – solid, vibration-free construction and the latest technology – the ECOline RSI features a user-friendly configuration and easy-to-use control panel for real-life working conditions of the operator. Remote service support for fast service response to operators’ software and drive-related queries is a standard offering of the ECOline RSI.

Celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, Seb.Wolf is family business founded in 1920 by Sebastian Wolf, initially as a book and stone printer with a desire to produce elegant, colourful labels for local Rheingau winegrowers. The company is now in its third generation managed by Wolf’s granddaughter Nicoletta Compagni, who took over the business from senior manager Ursula Compagni and her husband, the former sales and technical manager Alessandro Compagni.

The Rotocontrol ECOline RSI will greatly contribute to the final finishing step of our labels,” said Compagni. “We were particularly impressed by the user-friendly design in combination with components for inspection.” Compagni added that the slitting and rewinding from the RSI will also ensure that customers receive the maximum quality they are used to from Seb.Wolf.

Based in Eltville, in close proximity to the Rhine and world-class wine producers, Seb.Wolf is popular among customers from producing high-quality wine, sparkling wine and spirit labels. Seb.Wolf is a healthy medium-sized company with a team of 62, producing 1.6 billion labels a year in a production area of around 2000 square meters.

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