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Bellwyck installs second Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102


September 16, 2020
By PrintAction Staff
From left to right: Bellwyck's John McVeigh, president; Jerry Malfara, director of technical services and innovation; and April Burke, vice president of operations with the Speedmaster CX 102 at Bellwyck’s Toronto headquarters.

In an effort to become the Canadian leader of premium brand and pharma/healthcare packaging, Bellwyck recently installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-8+LY-1+L with “Push to Stop” technology at its Toronto headquarters. This is the second CX 102 the company has purchased in the last 18 months. Both presses are powered by Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow and are part of Bellwyck’s larger vision of transitioning into a “smart factory.”

Bellwyck serves a number of markets, including premium cosmetics, confectionery, personal care, high-end spirits and pharma/healthcare.

“With our new Speedmaster CX 102, we are continuing to make significant investments to help our clients drive their efficiencies as well as stand out on the shelf. It’s a competitive marketplace out there, and our customers are looking for opportunities to be different than their competitors,” said John McVeigh, president of Bellwyck.

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The company decided to design a custom configuration for its newest Speedmaster CX 102, which has nine printing units, two coating stations and UV capabilities, and is the longest press of its kind in Canada.

“We talked to Heidelberg about the kind of work we are currently running, and the types of jobs our customers want to achieve. Together, we designed this truly unique press that prints nine colors and two coatings in one pass and still runs at 16,500 sheets per hour,” said Jerry Malfara, director of technical services and innovation.

Bellwyck’s first Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 with “Push to Stop” technology was installed at its Owen Sound location in January 2019. This was quickly followed by the company’s second CX 102 in Toronto.

“The speed, accuracy, and consistency we get with this press have enabled us to increase our print capacity and reduce our changeovers significantly,” Malfara added.

In addition to the new CX 102, Bellwyck has had a new Diana Easy folder-gluer in operation at its Owen Sound location since mid-June. While still early in production, Bellwyck is impressed by the machine’s production metrics so far.