W&H develops digital printing machine for flexible packaging
While digital printing is already firmly established in the label and commercial printing sector, flexible packaging continues to be a challenge: An economical and stable digital printing process has yet to be developed. W&H, machine builder and specialist for flexible packaging, has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital printing machine. Now the technology leader starts onboarding partners, including leading inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar. The digital printing machine from W&H is based on piezo inkjet technology.
"We see a need in the flexible packaging market to use digital printing in addition to the established processes. This is driven by the need for faster time-to-market and very short order lengths," explains Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO of W&H. "However, the application of flexible packaging has very special requirements, for example regarding the adhesion of the ink to the film. As specialists in this market, we bring expert knowledge to offer answers to these challenges. First, by continuously...
W&H founds a new daughter company in Poland
Machine-builder Windmöller & Hölscher founded its own daughter company in Poland in June 2018. The specialist for machines for the production of flexible packaging has been active in the Polish market for almost thirty years with a representative office. In the last five years, the company has doubled its turnover in Poland. With the establishment of the subsidiary in this growing market, W&H wants to move even closer to its customers and further improve its service offering with local technicians. The W&H subsidiary Windmöller & Hölscher Sp.z.o.o. has its headquarters in Warsaw. Torsten Berding, Sales Manager Europe North, will take over as Managing Director.
"With the new daughter company as sales and service unit we expand the capacities locally", explains Torsten Berding, as sales manager at W&H responsible for the region Europe North and managing director of the new subsidiary in Poland. In future, a total of eight sales staff and service technicians will look after Polish customers. Spare parts can also be ordered directly in Warsaw. "This way we create short distances and a local contact person speaking the language of the country", says...
Product change in less than 1 minute
Frankfurt am Main, 11.06.2018. At Achema, machine builder W&H is presenting the new weighing technology EASY SCALE for its TOPAS bagging machine. Thanks to the intelligent automation of the weighing process, a product change can be completed in less than one minute. With an increasing variety of products and shorter order lengths, this means less time for operating, less waste and higher speed - in short, an increase in the efficiency of the entire system.
"With savings of up to 9 minutes per product change, EASY SCALE can lead to as much as 390 bags per hour more good production," explains Rafael Imberg Sales Director FFS Bagging Systems at W&H. With EASY SCALE, W&H makes the operator's work easier, shortens set-up times and thus significantly reduces waste. Instead of six parameters as before, with EASY SCALE the operator sets only one parameter, the fine flow time. Thanks to the intelligent weighing technology, all other parameters are set...