Inauguration of the ROTOMAN DirectDrive at Vogt-Schild
Vogt-Schild Druck AG celebrated the inauguration of the new web offset Press on two days (20th/22nd September 2017) with around 120 guests. This means that the Swiss printing company’s machine park is now in state-of-the-art condition and ready to face the future, thanks to its investment in a highly flexible system. By putting the world’s most modern printing integration into operation, the Derendingen-based Vogt-Schild Druck AG reacts to the challenges of the print and publishing sector.
The ROTOMAN DirectDrive enables industrial production of the highest standard. On a big screen, the 120 guests of the inauguration event were able to witness the different highlights and technological innovations live. The new system prints, amongst others, magazines, placemats and business reports at Vogt-Schild Druck AG. Not only does it reduce waste, but can also be considered the world’s most modern printing integration in combination with the Inline Control systems by manroland web systems. And the Smart Printing already starts at the paper feeder in the cellar rooms.
The ROTOMAN DirectDrive has an immense appetite. In normal operation, it prints 65,000 copies of a 16-page brochure in one hour. In order to avoid bottlenecks, Vogt-Schild Druck doubled the paper storage and equipped it with a semi-automatic unpacking station, as well as production preparation spaces.
Fifth print unit for special colours and scented coating
Four printing units for the colours yellow, magenta, cyan, and black are standard. But the new machine offers a bit more. A fifth special unit makes it possible to print, for example, typical customer colours or scented coatings, which can be rubbed. A printed strawberry then actually smells like a strawberry. A 14-meter-long drying oven ultimately enables a saving of 40,000 litres of heating oil per year. While in the past, the waste heat vanished through a chimney, a paint shop in the neighbourhood now benefits from it. The two companies share the substantial energy saving attained through the warmth exchange system.
With a tasty welcome drink in their hands, the guests – among which were many customers of Vogt-Schild Druck AG – listened to the talks held at the event. The eyes of the host, Rolf Steiner, glistened as he talked about his new printing press.