MPS announces it is set to unveil the EF Neo, its new generation EF flexo press. The EF Neo will be presented and demonstrated for the first time in the MPS stand 11C20 at Labelexpo Europe, in addition to the new hybrid EF SYMJET for conventional and digital printing and the EB state-of-the-art narrow web label press.
Built with the standard EF platform, but with a fresh and more modern design, the new EF Neo flexo press is enhanced with new software with close loop print pressure setting solutions and an improved operator interface. The next generation iControl, a new operator interface menu including restyled buttons and icons, and a larger touch screen control panel bring a more user-friendly functionality that simplifies press navigation and control. Bert van den Brink, technical director of MPS comments: “This press re-design reflects MPS’s focus on the operator. Regardless of their skill level, our user-friendly press technology enables them to maximize productivity and deliver the best printing results.”
MPS partnered with industry-leading brands to develop several new technology solutions for the EF Neo, which will also be presented at Labelexpo Europe: a new fully automated Quick-Change die unit for faster job changeovers developed with Kocher & Beck, an AVT PrescoNW system for the fully automated process of pressure settings on the print stations, and the future-ready GEW hybrid UV/LED drying system. The new EF Neo press in its new style will be delivered from now onwards.
At Labelexpo Europe, show visitors are invited to attend the live, scheduled label and flexible packaging press demonstrations in the MPS stand 11C20. The flexible packaging demonstrations will feature a print job running on a thin substrate at a spectacular low web tension, in perfect register. LED drying technology will be applied on several print stations utilizing the new GEW LED/UV Arc system, in combination with low migration inks that can be easily cured at high press speeds.
During the label demonstrations, MPS will focus on die-cutting with the new automated Quick-Change die unit. A fast and easy switch from square to round labels will be shown, without the need to stop the press to change the die-cylinder as the new die-station is equipped with two slots. The change-over is completed through an automatic switch of the impression roller to the vacant slot. With this feature, die-cutting jobs can be prepared during production, and with additional MPS automation packages the die-settings can be recalled out of job memory for even faster job changeovers.
After Labelexpo Europe, all of the presented MPS presses and features can be seen in the new technology and expertise center at MPS headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands.