Sakurai's exhibit at SGIA Expo 18 to focus on screen press automation

19 September 2018

Sakurai, the global leader in sheet-fed screenprinting technology will conduct live demonstrations of its highly automated Maestro MS-80SD cylinder screen press and introduce the Sakurai MS-102INS printed sheet inspection system to the North American market in Booth 3077 at SGIA Expo 18 in Las Vegas. First launched at the Sakurai Factory Open House in Gifu, Japan, the MS-102INS was also featured in the Sakurai Graphic Systems Corporation exhibit at FESPA.

Sakurai MS-80SD - The next level of screen press automation

The Sakurai Servo Driven MS-80SD is the most precise cylinder screen press available for industrial and multicolor overlay printing. The highly automated Maestro is equipped with numerous standard features including independent servomotors, automatic squeegee control and a print elongation system that stretches or shrinks the printed image with the touch of a button. Sakurai's available optical camera sheet alignment system and monitor improves productivity and performance by reducing makeready times and misprints by 50-80%. The 21 23/4" x 31 5/8" MS-80SD prints on a wide range of substrates such as plastic film for electronic applications, membrane switches, display panels and touch screens as well as paper board and foil.

"Because of the strength of the economy and the difficulty in acquiring qualified labour, there's a huge demand for automation in the equipment field, including more efficient presses and dryers in order to reduce dependency on labor," said David Rose, vice president, Sakurai USA. "This factor will drive sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 and through 2019. SGIA Expo provides Sakurai with a platform in which to demonstrate our industry's latest technology and profitability opportunities. Historically, SGIA in Las Vegas has been a well attended and innovative buyer's market and we anticipate this year to be no different."

New Sakurai MS-102INS - Printed sheet inspection system

The MS-102INS is a sheet-fed inspection device that combines the accurate conveying and positioning technology of Sakurai's presses with elaborate camera technology. Compared to conventional flat belt transport, Sakurai's method, with cylinder suction has made it possible to stabilise the transport for precise inspection of printed sheets. Sakurai's MS-102INS accepts sheets up to 41 ½" x 29 5/8" and allows you to identify and reduce defective printed products in line during printing or offline as will be demonstrated at SGIA.

At SGIA in Las Vegas, experts from Sakurai and industry partner Natgraph will be on hand to assist booth visitors with designing a highly automated screen printing, drying and curing system, including LED-UV for their unique requirements.

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