DONGFANG Rotary Die-Cutting for Uralgofrotara
Siko has signed a contract with URALGOFROTARA from Yekaterinburg for the supply of the Dong Fang APSTAR HG2 1628 Rotary Die-Cutting Line.
The management of URALGOFOTARA carried out a huge and thoughtful work on choosing a rotary die-cutting line. At the initial stage of difficult negotiations, representatives of SIKO and URALGOFROTARA had two visits to the enterprises in the North of Italy, where DONGFANG equipment was installed and successfully operated. European division of the concern, EDF, provided enormous support during the demonstration of equipment in Italy. The final decision on the purchase of the line was made during the visit to the head DONGFANG factory in China. Today DONGFANG has production in Europe and China and produces converter lines, peripherals, as well as world-known FOSBER corrugators.
The Apstar HG2 line with the bottom print and vacuum transfer of sheets is equipped with 4 printing sections, each of which has 2 reservoirs for ink supply and recollection. This allows quick, efficient and safe ink change. Closed doctor blade chamber system on the anilox roll with ceramic coating ensures accurate and delicate transfer of ink to the printing form. Stable work with multicolor printing at high speed is achieved by hot air dryer built into each printing unit. Pulsed air filtration and cleaning of corrugated sheet ensure high-quality application of ink on the workpiece and extend the life of the printing equipment. Precise alignment of die cutting and printing is provided with an independent servo drive of the rotary die carrier. The rotary die cutting section is equipped with the ‘Serrapid’ die quick change.
Nowadays more than 200 lines of Apstar HG produce corrugated packaging in the USA and Europe at the largest corrugated packaging plants, such as Dsmith, Mondi, International Paper etc.
The purchase of a new rotary die-cutting line with a 4-color printing and format of 1600х2800 by DONGFANG is an important event for the Ural region market. Equipment of this level will allow URALGOFROTARA to seriously strengthen its positions in the market of the Urals and Siberia.
The Siko Group of Companies is the official representative of DONGFANG in Russia and the CIS.