NEW 8-UP+ RMGT 970 MODEL EXPANDS THE RMGT LINE-UP!
LARGER SHEET SIZE • NEW ASAP & MORE
(AUTOMATED SMART ASSIST PRINTING)
ASAP SYSTEM: ASSISTING YOUR POTENTIAL, MAXIMIZING THROUGHPUT
Since 2005 the RMGT 9 Series press has defined and developed the 8 UP market as a perfect bridge between small and expensive to run digital devices and 40” presses that seldom run a full-sized sheet in commercial applications like direct mail, 16-page signatures, and short-run packaging.
The new 8 UP+ RMGT 970XL will now produce jobs like 9” X 12” booklets, and many other applications, on the same size sheet that a 40” press would run. “Printers asked for easier access to the cover weight stocks that many domestic paper merchants inventoried in 25” X 38” sheets, so RMGT addressed the North American market directly with the new 970XL’s larger size.” states Chris Manley.
“Many of our customers told us that their 9 Series presses handled at least 80% of their working sheet sizes at a much lower manufacturing cost, so the new 8-UP+ format will increase that range. Adding 9” X 12” booklets to the mix will be a plus in further bridging the gap between copiers and 40” presses. Our customers found a perfect space in the market with the 9 Series and now the 970XL’s 8-UP+ size will capture one more working sheet that comes straight from the paper house.”
Equipped with a double- or double- and single-diameter cylinder perfecting device, convertible perfectors enable perfecting at up to 15,000 SPH for higher productivity. Plus, installing LED-UV curing units at the perfecting device and delivery section makes one pass instant-drying perfecting possible, eliminating the need to wait before proceeding to post-press processes and satisfying the demand for shorter lead times.
Smart Insta.Color technology has proven itself with fast makeready times for many years, and the release of the new ASAP system will allow RMGT customers to enjoy an entirely new level of automation and autonomous press operation in the 8 UP+ press format. With ASAP the pressman touches one button and the entire printing process—from ink and paper presetting, blanket and impression cleaning, and plate changing through verification of test printing, register adjustment, ink density adjustment, and full sheet inspection are all autonomously processed by the ASAP system without even pulling a sheet.
Upon confirmation by the ASAP system’s PQS-D(I+C+R) CCD scanners that all print quality control parameters have been met, the RMGT 970XL flags the first OK’d sheet and begins the production run at up to 16,000 SPH. ASAP will then assist the RMGT pressman to ensure flawless print quality from start to finish by monitoring every sheet and flagging any non-compliant sheets without stopping production. The result is a much higher press operating rate, lowered makeready time and 100% quality control which greatly enhances an RMGT customer’s ability to produce continuous short-run printing that requires frequent job changeover. Enhanced profitability comes from the incremental cost reductions that ASAP provides and the additional time opened up in the production schedule adds to an RMGT customer’s ability to grow their business.
RMGT now offers four different in-press scanning solutions which can be ordered ala carte depending on each customer’s specific needs. Some printers can fully benefit from an affordable print platform that provides five-minute make-readies while running 5 over 5 work and others gain an advantage from sheet to sheet print quality confirmation on long run packaging. There are companies that may benefit most from only one module of the ASAP system and still others will benefit most from an even more affordable press that uses the tried and true Insta.Color system. The great thing about ASAP is how modular and flexible the system is and how seamlessly RMGT integrates ASAP into our press.
Insta.Color has been known for being user-friendly during production and RMGT’s #1 goal for ASAP has been making this new technology accessible by pressmen and easy to use. With the complete ASAP system customers can now fully automate the manual steps in the job changeover process that have slowed production in the past. A full ASAP system provides autonomous production overseen by an RMGT pressman. RMGT’s theme of Assisting Your Potential is fully embodied in the new ASAP system.
The New RMGT 970 Offers three plate changing options:
- SPC - Semi-Automatic Plate Changing System
- FPC - Fully Automatic Plate Changing System
- Smart FPC - Fully-Automatic Simultaneous Plate Changing System
- (SPC: Standard, FPC/Smart-FPC: Option)
- All plate changing systems are equipped with a Benderless Plate Clamp that eliminates the plate bending process.
RMGT SMART Simultaneous Plate Changing System provides quick, accurate and fully autonomous plate-changing. Regardless of the number of print units, the timing for this process is XXXXX minutes.
RMGT INSTA.COLOR: HIGH PRODUCTIVITY WITH MINIMUM MAKE-READY TIME
With the development of RMGT’s Insta.Color make-ready automation, the most cost-effective and productive print production workflow became an affordable reality to the industry. RMGT Insta.Color covers all facets of the make-ready process.
RMGT developed the world’s first simultaneous plate changer on our RMGT 10 Series platform nearly a decade ago and our SIMULCHANGE System precisely and accurately changes up to 10 plates in under 100 seconds. The affordable Full APC system uses a sequential process which yields a true hands-free process that changes 6 plates in approximately 3 minutes. RMGT’s standard equipment, Semi APC, provides a high degree of automation at a very affordable price.
RMGT 9 SERIES PRODUCES A WIDE RANGE OF WORK
The printing unit consists of the double-diameter impression cylinder and transfer cylinder. The large radius of curvature ensures stable sheet transfer by suppressing flapping even when printing on heavy stock and film.
RMGT SMART PRODUCTION CONTROL CENTER
RMGT’s live view cameras provide continuous real-time monitoring of sheet travel as displayed on the SMART PCC video wall. RMGT press operators are constantly in touch with all vital areas of their press from the convenience of the SMART PCC so they can focus on the outstanding print quality that is the hallmark of all RMGT presses. Instant display of all other press functions including ink density data, job progress and operating conditions are also shown on the RMGT video wall. The SMART PCC Wi-Fi- enabled tablet allows remote viewing of all information available on the SMART PPC video wall so RMGT press operators can operate their press from any location.
LED-UV Curing System* Improves Productivity with High Environmental Performance
RMGT is the first press manufacturer worldwide to put LED-UV curing systems into commercial production for offset printing presses. RMGT continues to lead the industry in this area by improving and developing the LED-UV curing system, which features outstanding environmental performance. *option
The LED-UV curing system uses only 10%* of the power normally consumed during conventional UV curing. In addition, the instant on/off of LED-UV lighting eliminates the need for substantial standby power.
*In the case of the 920 model