Komori Puts Focus on LSX40
While the company plans to break its 2008-tradeshow mark of running 11 200-sheet jobs inside of one hour, on a LSX29 press, at PRINT 09 much of Komori’s focus will be put toward the LSX40, which is its newest press line introduced in 2008. While the company claims the machine can start feeding at 12,000 sheets per hour, the LSX40 has a top running speed of 18,000 sheets per hour and is compatible with a sheet size of 29 17/32 x 41 11/32 inches. A standard feature of the press is the drupa-2008 introduced KHS-AI system.
KHS-AI is based on self-learning functions that memorize any changes that the operator makes to CIP4 information and uses that information for subsequent jobs. KHS-AI is continually learning the conditions of the press to keep it operating at peak efficiency. A console-integrated spectrophotometer informs the operator when colour deviates, as a scanner automatically updates the inking program to compensate for the next job.
Komori also plans to stress its recently introduced Print Quality Assessment technology, which the company describes as a full-sheet, on-press scanning instrument to detect, locate and report any defects during printing. The technology uses high-speed cameras to photograph every printed sheet as it is coming off the last cylinder in the press. The photograph is electronically compared to an okay sheet. Deviations are reported via a visual alarm and either a tab is inserted in the load or multiple deliveries are used to automatically sort the load.
The company also plans to highlight its Spica 29P, which is a convertible perfector now available with a fifth unit. As well, the press comes standard with an automation package applied to critical makeready mechanics like perfecting changeover, plate change, and roller and blanket wash, among other automated features.