Packaging machinery firm Rotoflex has expanded its product range with the introduction of a new HSI slitter rewinder.
Designed for high volume label slitting, inspection and rewinding, the horizontal slitter rewinder is claimed to offer label converters an operator-friendly horizontal configuration.
The new HSI with 330 and 440mm web widths, 940mm high editing area will be capable of running at a speed of 1000 fpm.
Rotoflex engineering and service director Manohar Dhugga said: "Designed with the proven robust construction of our successful VSI series, the HSI is an advantageous solution for converters preferring a horizontal slitting inspection configuration in their off-line finishing machines.
"The HSI is one of many new Business Responsive Technologies to be unveiled in the next few months, supporting our commitment to deliver high quality, innovative solutions that drive customer profitability."
The machine comes with Rotoflex URC 2.0 proprietary control system with simple menus and an intuitive interface, thereby allowing operators to monitor all functions from a single screen.
It also includes an extra-large inspection table, easily accessible slitting module, a straightforward web path and conveniently located finished roll rewind location.
Rotoflex claims that HSI can be adapted to a wide range of vision inspection solutions and offers new biometric (fingerprint) authentication for operator access and the Rotoflex exclusive Report Management System (RMS).
Using the RMS tool, real-time production data is collected from multiple finishing machines to a single interface, which can be accessed remotely via computer or handheld device.
RMS generates detailed, customizable reports on performance variables such as run time, defects, production volume and scrap generation, as well as compares outputs of multiple machines.
The company recently installed four offline finishing machines at Megaflex, a label printer in the Netherlands.
The equipment installed included two Rotoflex high speed inspection, slitting and rewinding machines (one VSI and one VLI series) in addition to two die cutting models, the DSI and DLI.