Komori Unveils Lithrone G40
Komori America Corporation has launched a new 40-inch press (720 x 1,030-mm sheet size) called the Lithrone G40. Based on technologies used by both the Lithrone SX40 and S40 machines, the new press employs Komori’s KHS-AI technology and reaches a maximum printing speed of 16,500 sheets per hour.
“We are very excited that we can now take the KHS-AI-equipped Lithrone G40 and marry it with our newly introduced H-UV system,” said Doug Schardt, Product Manager for Komori. “The entire system is very efficient. With KHS-AI, you can make your first pull at 20 sheets, dramatically reducing make-ready waste, then print the job on the H-UV equipped Lithrone G40, and literally produce a high quality, bindery-ready job in minutes.”
Komori’s H-UV curing system, which last month won a 2011 InterTech Technology Award, is designed with a single lamp mounted in the delivery.
The Lithrone G40 includes a suction-tape feeder board equipped with one belt in the centre and no brushers or rollers, which, according to Komori, provides for more accurate feeding regardless of paper weight. The new press uses a pre-soaked-cloth technique for blanket and impression washer cleaning. It also features a new, fully automatic plate changing system that employs a bender-less clamp.
The Lithrone G40 is being positioned as “the backbone of Komori’s innovative Offset-on-Demand concept.”