A B Graphic installs 2000th Vectra rewinder

Print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic, has reached an impressive milestone in the global supply of its finishing solutions, by recently installing its 2000th Vectra turret rewinder.

A B Graphic solutions are distributed in ANZ by Currie Group.

The machine, a Vectra ECTR, was purchased by Cleveland, Ohio-based OMNI Systems, a large, privately owned label converter in the US.

Having begun manufacturing turret rewinders in 1995, the entry level ECTR 4 in 330mm, 430mm or 530mm web widths, has become the rewinder of choice for many self-adhesive label manufacturers.

Aiming to increase production speed and workflow efficiencies, the ECTR is also fully upgradable with a wide range of options, including automatic core loading, finished roll closure with print and apply label application, and ABG’s own fleyeVision 100 per cent camera inspection system.

Able to work in-line, or off-line as a stand-alone solution with a separate unwind module, Vectra turret rewinders offer shorter lead times, reduce inventory and cut waste.

As a long-standing customer of ABG, OMNI was initially looking for a turret rewinder that had the capability of running wound-in rolls along with eliminating tail tie gluing.

It had seen the quality of the finished rolls from ABG’s rewinder equipment and was impressed with its features. The company made its first order in March 2013 and currently own 16 Vectra ECTR rewinders – two that were ordered in July 2019, but only installed recently due to COVID-19.

A B Graphic Middleton-on-the-Wolds turret rewinder production site director Dave Lawson said, “Reaching 2,000 Vectra orders is a significant achievement in 25 years. The landmark reflects our global reach and the excellent professional relationships we have developed with key customers, and without our loyal and dedicated team at ABG we would not be celebrating this milestone.

“We now look forward to innovating and updating the designs so we can provide our customers with increased efficiencies for the future. We are particular proud that OMNI was our 2000th order, which was especially fitting given our long association.”

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