Martinenghi Digital Printing Machine: a new renaissance in printing process
February 26, 2015
Michelangelo KX48P is the Digital Printing Machine born from the genius and the creativity of Martinenghi team highly experienced in the design and manufacturing of machinery for the packaging industry. It opens a new era in the decoration of cylindrical hollow bodies, such as collapsible tubes in aluminium and plastic, plastic cartridges for silicon, aerosol cans for deodorant and cosmetic in general, aluminium bottles for beer and soft drinks, ensuring the highest standards of productivity, reliability and quality.
Thanks to this new process, all production batches can be handled as printing queue, so it is technically possible to carry out a decoration change over with no line downtime, personalizing the decoration of each single tube! Quality is guaranteed by a built-in camera detection system. It means a real revolution in production output and capability. Michelangelo gives to the end customer an unbelievable range of marketing opportunities.
Our printing system integrates a contactless solution, the substrate and printing heads are never in contact, and, as consequence, there are no mechanical stresses on the mandrels. For developing the conveying system, Martinenghi's engineers have designed a smart solution, composed of eight linear motors coupled to a laser measuring system, for conveying the parts under the printing deck with extremely high accuracy. This patented device guarantees the highest efficiency in the printing process.
HOMOLOGATED INKS AND GRAPHIC SOFTWARE
A huge efforts has resulted in the development of appropriate raw materials that guarantee both the sharpest, shiniest graphic result and the fulfilment of extensive production homologation tests. Specific graphic software manages the whole process, continuously monitoring the quality of the output. Now, plastic tube manufactureres are in the position to decorate their products using the optimum digital process.
TRAINING AND KNOW HOW
Martinenghi is developing a complete training program that starts before the installation and includes both theoretical sessions and practical hours on a machine in a production environment. Our support is always available after the installation, thanks to network devices and remote assistance, as well as on-site support delivered worldwide.