The Ellis Group of Pickering, Ont., completed the installtion of its eight-colour, 40-inch Komori Lithrone GXL press equipped with UV, the purchase of which was previously announced at the end of 2014. Acquired through Komori distributor KOMCAN Inc., this is the first GLX40 installed in North America.
Introduced in the summer of 2014, the Komori GLX press is rated to run at 18,000 sheets per hour. The Ellis press is equipped with a dual UV system and includes fully automatic non-stop feeder and delivery with an integrated conveyor system, as well as the Komori PQA-S and PDC-SX systems for colour control and inline inspection. The press is installed on a 36-inch raise.
Ellis Group provides packaging for clients in food, beverage, confectionary, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. The company is comprised of three large plant locations throughout Ontario, including its Mississauga plant that also installed an 8-colour Komori GL with coater at the end of 2014.
“We are very excited to add this amazingly efficient press to our Pickering, Ont. plant, which is our first Komori at this location,” said Cathie Ellis, president, The Ellis Group. “I am especially thrilled about the advanced technology of the Lithrone GX40. It is very important for us to be able to control quality and if there is an issue, we can correct it on the spot… We are so gratified to be the first in North America to have this technology to offer to our customers.”
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