Comexi Group, a leading company specializing in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging converting industry, is collaborating with AVT (Advanced Vision Technology) to introduce the next generation of Cingular Real, a solution that aims to ensure the best possible automatic print pressure and register during make-ready.

Tabbed CingularReal2, the solution offers packaging manufacturers valuable enhancements to an already successful product in the form of significant waste reduction. It achieves this by optimizing the make-ready process and enhancing communication between the AVT Argus E Turbo system and the Comexi press.

CingularReal2 was recently installed at Clondalkin’s Flexoplast facility in The Netherlands. Compared to the original version, the head of the technical department, Klaas Struiksma, experienced a 150-meter reduction in make-ready waste and a time savings of 2 minutes each time the press made ready. For a typical day’s production of 10 to 15 make-readies, this can equate to about 30 minutes in saved time and a significant amount of saved material.

Cingular Real analyzes the printed image pressure without the use of marks and automatically drives each printing deck to ideal pressure during the make-ready process. The solution also compares a PDF file of the printed job and drives the press to perfect registration during make-ready.

CingularReal2 is the result of Comexi’s and AVT’s lengthy experience improving the efficiency of converters within the flexible packaging industry.

According to Comexi Flexo technical director Jordi Puig, “The Cingular Real has become an essential part in Comexi flexographic presses for those converters striving to achieve maximum efficiency. By now, the upgraded CingularReal2 further improves its original version, enabling customers to reduce time and material waste while maintaining the register adjustment according to 100 percent impression.”

Adds Amir Sheinman, VP of marketing at AVT: “Along with our partners at Comexi, AVT is committed to the continuous development of innovative solutions that save our customers time, materials and, ultimately, money. The CingularReal2 installation at Clondalkin Flexoplast exemplifies the sort of impact our print process control and inspection solutions can provide.”