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McLean Packaging installs second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 in three years

March 31, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

McLean Packaging’s management team with the new Speedmaster XL 106.

McLean Packaging recently installed a Speedmaster XL 106-10+LYYL from Heidelberg at its Moorestown, N.J., folding carton manufacturing facility. The new XL 106, equipped with UV, Prinect Inpress Control 3, and FoilStar, is the second Speedmaster the company has installed in less than three years.

Installed in 2020 prior to the onset of COVID-19 in North America, McLean’s first XL 106 provided immense flexibility for customers searching for quick packaging solutions during the pandemic.

“We were able to say ‘yes’ more often,” said Jeff Besnick, vice-president of operations for McLean. “Thanks to the XL 106, our dependability and versatility gave us a bump in business, particularly in folding carton.” Its first Heidelberg press in nearly 50 years, McLean’s eight-colour XL 106 has improved the productivity of the company’s Moorestown plant by nearly 20 per cent since installation.

Due to the success of its first XL 106, McLean Packaging decided to replace a 2015 press of competitive technology with a new Speedmaster XL 106-10+LYYL equipped with both Prinect Inpress Control 3 and FoilStar. Installation of the 14-unit machine began in January at the company’s Moorestown production facility. McLean chose the 10-colour configuration based on increasing demands from its customers for additional spot colours.

The company anticipates significant productivity increases thanks to the XL 106’s advanced technology and the flexibility of having two Speedmasters on the production floor. “We wanted the consistency of having the same manufacturer on production floor for scheduling and repeatability,” said Besnick. “When we need to shift the production schedule, we don’t have to remake plates, change consumables, or recalibrate colour.”

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