Abbey Labels invests in 2ND SRI Re-reeler from AB Graphic Machinery
The Suffolk based label printer has installed its 2nd AB Graphic SRI Re-reeler with a Flycheck camera system for its HD Flexographic division in little over a year. This will be the 3rd of 5 investments across the company to be completed by AbbeyLabels (Bury St Edmunds) during 2017.
“We have been very impressed with the 1st SRI’s performance over the last few months. The quality & productivity of the machine has exceeded our expectations.
Due to the increase in demand from our customers for thinner synthetic materials and the requirement to verify every label during the finishing process, purchasing a second SRI with Flycheck was an easy decision to make “ says MD Barry Pettit .
“ The SRI has also been specified with AB Graphic’s latest auto slit & razor slit option . This is one of the first Auto Slit’s with only a 13mm gap to be installed in Europe and even after only using the machine for a few days we are already reaping the benefits” MD Barry Pettit
“The Auto Slit system not only saves time but also increases our accuracy. The smaller slit pattern the SRI can achieve will complement well the type of work we are going to put through the machine” MD Barry Pettit
The Flycheck camera system will check and verify each label individually and if a defective or missing label is detected, the machine will slow & stop the web in the appropriate place. The operator can either replace or remove that label and the Flycheck system will record where on the run this has happened.
The benefits of the new SRI machine include
Full servo driven for increased tension control and speed
Convert & slit a wider range of label materials
Flycheck camera system quality checks & controls every label