ABG’s biggest ever Labelexpo presence to focus on automation
A B Graphic International (ABG) is gearing up for its most significant presence at Labelexpo Europe. Building on successful previous exhibitions in the Americas, ABG will be unveiling its portfolio of latest product innovations. The company will be exhibiting on stand 6A37 and presenting 17 finishing machines across the show.
The central theme of the stand will revolve around ‘ABG Connect’, the company's automated workflow solution for the labelling industry. ABG Connect aims to streamline the print and finishing process by seamlessly connecting all stages into one automated workflow. This innovative solution, developed over nearly a decade, brings numerous commercial and efficiency benefits. Collaborations with a leading self-adhesive label converter and MIS specialist Cerm, have resulted in a plug and play solution that uses the latest industry standard JDF/JMF messaging format to connect customers' management information systems to their ABG finishing lines.
One of ABG Connect's key advantages is its significant boost in productivity and operator efficiency. The company will demonstrate the appeal of ABG Connect by conducting live demonstrations using the Digicon Series 3, in conjunction with Cerm and the Omega Horizon multifunctional tabletop winding solution.
Notable products on display will include advancements in winding technology, featuring the non stop line 530 and the Automatic Servo Unwind (ASU), a new generation of servo non stop unwind. Additionally, ABG will showcase its latest rewind solution, the ASR+, which incorporates auto cutting technology. These solutions will operate alongside a new Converter platform, a fully modular converting line that offers higher speeds, new flexo technology, and a smaller footprint. The Converter can be customised to meet individual requirements, as well as retrofit capabilities.
The 430 mm wide Digicon Series 3 will also feature at the exhibition. Designed to meet the growing demand for wider web converters, this model will be a beverage specification machine, equipped with new flexo technology with higher semi-rotary speeds for enhanced print registration and quality. The 430 mm wide model retains all the existing modules of the 350 mm machine, including flatbed screen printing and the Big Foot 50 tonne hot foil emboss unit with a swivel head. These modules can be jointly installed on the Digicon Series 3 430, allowing for foiling and embossing in a single pass. Like all Digicon Series 3 machines, the 430 mm version is fully compatible with fleyeVision, the camera inspection and editing system, offering automatic selection, 100% inspection, and rejection of rolls with errors, without interrupting production.
ABG will also showcase its latest turret rewinder model, the Vectra, which replaces the Vectra SGTR and ECTR. The Vectra offers faster speeds and will be available with and without glue and in all web widths up to 670 mm.
Among other products on display, some of which are being showcased for the first time, are a Digicon with screen and Ecoleaf unit for sustainable metallisation, DigiLase 4.0, DigiJet 330, DigiLite, SRI3 430 with monochrome inkjet, shrink sleeve seaming (SR), doctoring solutions (DR), an entry level SRI, in addition to a booklet module. ABG will also have a DigiLite on the Lundberg Tech stand 7B51.
To complete an extensive product line up, the company will be showing its non stop unwind and rewind system on the HP stand – the solution will be integrated into HP Indigo’s V12 line in the future, further enhancing the automation levels offered by the V12. ABG will also showcase its Digicon Series 3 with DigiLase and DigiJet – both machines will be displayed on stand P100 during the show.