The Ellis Group, one of North America’s largest independent folding-carton printers, continues to invest in its platform with news that Ellis Packaging of Pickering, Ontario, has purchased a new 8-colour Komori GLX press.
Planning for an installation around May 2015, Eillis Packaging's Komori GLX press (with coater), purchased through K-North Services, will be the first of its kind in North America. Released in the summer of 2014, the Komori GLX press is rated to run at 18,000 sheets per hour. It will be 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.
“Ellis Packaging is elated with our newest acquisition of the GLX as we spent many months doing due diligence on this Press Project – in the end we felt that Komori provided the solution that we were looking for,” stated Cathie Ellis, President of Ellis Packaging. “Inline inspection was a key component to our acquisition and further solidifies our commitment to quality product throughout our process. We are excited about our leap to the 18,000 [sheet per hour] league which should propel our throughput while eliminating waste throughout the process with the quality features.”
K-North Services states the GLX Press will also be the first press in North America running with food grade lubricants, as opposed to petroleum based products.
The Ellis Group is comprised of three large plant locations throughout Ontario, including its Mississauga plant that recently installed an 8-colour Komori GL with coater.