GAMA International announces the development of new viscometers for the label market. The GAMA viscometers are therefore enriched with a new system, the G39, which allows the operator to control, correct and maintain the levels of viscosity, temperature and pH set during the start-up phase. GAMA International has also launched a new line of special machines for converting, slitter- rewinders for aluminium, film and paper thanks to a cooperation agreement with H7Group.
A new viscometer for labels
The new G39 system is suitable for the control of pH, temperature and viscosity and for the automatic correction of solvent and water based inks. It is also able to control the viscosity and the temperature of UV inks. In case of multiple inks uploaded in the printing machine, the G39 software is able to recognize the ink type and to run the respective control and correction process.
Milan, 18th February 2020 – GAMA International expands the range of its products introducing a line of customized slitter rewinders for aluminium, film, paper and other special machines for converting such as embossers, spoolers and extractors. The first occasion to show to the public the new solutions will be InfoFlex in Columbus, Ohio, on 20th-22nd April 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. At InfoFlex GAMA International will be present on both GAMA America’s and Pamarco’s booths. «We will show two lines of solutions: the viscometers and the new slitting-rewinding machines», comments Elisa Conselvan, Marketing Director of GAMA International.
The new slitting rewinding products, distributed on a private label basis, include the TR-G1, a high performance single-shaft paper cutter, the new TR-U2, a double-shaft central-axial drum machine for bare and/or coupled aluminium, and the TR-B2, a double-shaft drum machine designed to have the maximum flexibility in processing any type of material.
GAMA International will take care of the distribution of customized cutting solutions and of their assistance. «An important aspect is the set up of a team of specialists headed by Riccardo Conca, our Product Manager, who will attend for analyzing all the new configurations and for all the updating and revision operations», continues Elisa Conselvan.
At InfoFlex GAMA International will show its viscometer line of products and will focus on the G31 for corrugated cardboard applications. After the launch of the G31 last year in
Slitter rewinder machine
corrugated cardboard market.
GAMA International will launch its G1000 automatic ink quality control system at K 2019 in Dusseldorf, 16th-23rd October, at Hall 10, stand H26. For the company, the G1000 represents its top of the ink control systems line, fully customizable.
The G1000 has been developed to keep ink quality stable during the printing process and to reduce solvent and ink consumption. It’s not a simple viscometer, it is a complete automatic system, equipped with viscosity and temperature control, magnetic filter, and sophisticated production controls and customized for each rotogravure machine.
This new system displays several advantages: the viscosity and temperature control of ink allows to reduce the use of solvent and ink, quicker start-ups and waste reduction. Furthermore It reduces ink blade lines, thanks to magnetic filter, attracting steel filings. All those features help making the printing process more productive and efficient.
«Thanks to the adoption of a new heat exchanger, we have achieved remarkably higher performances than previous solutions in stabilization of ink temperature», says Sante Conselvan, Sales Director of GAMA International. «Based on tests carried out during production at different temperatures, a minimum saving of 10% of ink and 25% of solvent was observed. It was calculated a return on investment in only 12 months.».
Monza, 14th February 2019 – After a very successful year, Digital Flex is going to face the new year’s challenges with great confidence. Andrea Vergnano, Senior Executive Vice President at Digital Flex emphasizes: “The technological investments made in 2018 have been really successful and today the new Lead Lasers Flexostar system for direct engraving of elastomer sleeves and the new Esko CDI Crystal XPS exposure unit allow us to offer our customers a wider and more winning technological choice”.
The confirmation of its high-quality production level came to Digital Flex from the prizes received during the award ceremony of the Best-in-Flexo 2018 contest, organized by ATIF, where the company received 11 prizes – in almost all the categories and among them 3 first places. Another success was gained in Brazil for a contest organized by AB Flexo and FTA, during an award ceremony, where Digital Flex received the prizes for the first, second and third place. ….
Now Digital Flex has added a new competitive edge – a sales office in Veneto, with the aim of better controlling the North-Eastern part of the Italian market. In his office in Pozzoleone, Vicenza, Giosuè Veggian is already working. Giosuè boasts twenty years’ experience in the packaging sector and will bring Digital Flex closer to its customers – printers, and brand-owner – in a strategic area for the company’s market.
Milan, 12th February 2019 – GAMA International will be attending ICE Europe, from March 12 to 14 in Munich, Germany – at Hall A5, Stand 1524 – to introduce its quality control systems for inks and adhesives as well as logistics solutions.
GAMA is a worldwide specialist in viscometers for any printing ink-liquid and surface. At ICE GAMA International will focus on quality control for flexo process, introducing G30 – a system for viscosity control on solvent adhesives, varnishes and lacquers for laminator process – and the new G32 for viscosity and pH control and correction of pH water-based adhesives, varnishes, and lacquers. The main feature – in these products as well as in all GAMA systems – is the ability of automatically guaranteeing the correct quality of the liquid during flexographic printing, in order to obtain the highest quality of the printed material at any printing speed.
Logistics is the second area of solutions where GAMA International is successfully present in the market, in particular, the sleeve storage systems. At ICE GAMA International introduces three kinds of GI sleeve storage systems: the manual storage system, the semi-automatic, and the fully automatic system.
Milano, October 6, 2017 – Grafikontrol, a leading control systems manufacturer for the printing industry, participated at the latest Labelexpo Europe, attracting great interest in its LYNEX-S 100% label-specific print inspection system, which was showcased on its stand as well as on Lombardi Converting Machinery’s and Omet’s stands.
Milan, March 2, 2017 – Grafikontrol has been a leader in the graphics sector for over forty years, always distinguishing itself by its commitment to the development of industrial control systems. All around the world in the publishing and converting markets, the company has seen a significant increase in turnover year over year, above all in the converting and packaging industry. This commercial growth has been married to its technological expertise, factors that together make it the industry leader.
Growth in 2016
The year 2016 ended positively for Grafikontrol, with an increase in turnover of 14% (10% in direct sales to end customers) compared to 2015. “This has been a year packed with trade fairs all around the world,” says Paolo De Grandis, Grafikontrol’s Sales Director and Partner. “In particular, we took part in two of the most important trade fairs, drupa and K. Though they took place within a few months of each other, we met our goals and then some, thanks to the many visitors to our stand.”
More specifically, Grafikontrol has increased sales on the Italian market for new orders of printing machine systems. “In addition, our strong growth has been accelerated by the retrofit sector, especially installations on already operational printing presses. In these situations, adding Grafikontrol’s control systems has shown customers how to increase the quality of finished products and improve the productivity of their existing machines. Many customers have invested in Grafikontrol’s technologies, including the Goglio Group, for one of its plants, and SITITALIA, where Grafikontrol’s control systems are used for the gravure facilities in Pesaro, and the flexographic plants in Padua.”
Monza, 16 Febbraio 2016 – La nuovissima Automated Plate Processor Nyloflex® IRIS Inliner di Flint Group Flexographic Products è stata scelta da Digital Flex; dopo circa 6 mesi di beta test oggi è arrivata la tanto attesa firma sul contratto, che suggella l’acquisto della macchina. L’azienda monzese è dotata delle tecnologie più moderne e sofisticate e serve un mercato molto eterogeneo e diversificato con richieste sempre più stringenti nei tempi ed esigenti nella qualità. Oltre che in tecnologia Digital Flex sta investendo in risorse umane, per la sua volontà di espandersi.
Il sistema APP Nyloflex® IRIS, installato presso Digital Flex, è un sistema rivoluzionario, completamente automatico, di lavaggio, forno post esposizione e stacker. Grazie a questa automazione si ha un sensibile incremento della velocità di produzione, con minimizzazione delle tolleranze di processo ed incremento della qualità del prodotto finale.
Monza, 30 giugno 2015 – Dall’inizio del 2015 Digital Flex è entrata nel suo cinquantesimo anno di attività, e non ha mancato di festeggiare questo importante traguardo. Ha iniziato partecipando con un proprio stand a Converflex, e poi ha dato avvio ai festeggiamenti con due momenti unici.
Il primo: un Open Day il 6 giugno. Nella storica sede di Monza si sono ritrovate le famiglie di tutti i collaboratori dell’azienda, che hanno potuto vivere una giornata nei luoghi dove abitualmente lavorano i propri familiari. Il tutto condito da merende per i più piccoli, aperitivo, un’ora di spettacolo di Superzero, e una meravigliosa cena all’aperto, nel cortile aziendale, che ha suggellato un susseguirsi di emozioni che resteranno nell’albo dei ricordi.
Il secondo: la grande festa del 20 giugno. Nella stupenda cornice del Parco di Monza, presso il Ristorante Saint George Premier, clienti, fornitori, partner di Digital Flex hanno accolto l’invito a stringersi attorno al gruppo dei cinque soci, che, arrivati alla seconda generazione, hanno saputo far crescere il loro business di pre-stampa flessografica al servizio di brand-owner, stampatori, studi grafici, portandolo in tempi recentissimi sul mercato internazionale.