KBA to launch16pp Compacta at drupa

According to KBA, the Compacta 217 was engineered to address a groundswell shift in market orientation as players gear up to face emerging challenges. The company says that with run lengths rapidly diminishing, demand is growing for a higher level of automation to ease handling, cut waste, reduce makeready and changeover times, afford easier access to subassemblies and enhance press capabilities, reliability and cost-efficiency

KBA has also sought to make an impact visually, with the Compacta 217’s next-generation technology is accompanied by a new design and clear, dynamic lines. This clarity is mirrored at the console, with its concise, ergonomic control system.

The Easytronic automatic press preset system and Logotronic production management system feature additional modules and options to streamline job handling and support JDF-based digital networking, the shape of things to come in the commercial sector.

Other features of the new press include a choice of automatic or semi-automatic plate change, with semi-automatic upgradable to automatic; convertible inking and dampening units; quick-set doctor blades for narrow webs; optimised, easy-access superstructure; and a choice of gripper or pin folder. Also featured are automatic adjustment of folder timing and positional correction of cocked copies in the quarterfold; automatic web tension control with KBA Webtronic; maximum stock weight of 250gsm, and a maximum web width of 1000mm.

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