Xpannd M7 Combination Platform for Labels and Packaging
Organizer for Mini-
Cassettes Organizer for Process
REAL Hot Stamping Heads (including Offset)
Xpannd Offset Unit
head Organizer for hot
Chilled drums on stamping cylinders
each print unit
Short web path, open, robust and accessible platform
The famous “Flower™” flexographic print unit
Robust Xpannd Offset technology for excellent print quality
The new Xpannd M7 presents a fully interchangeable platform with easy, Storage of the Process Heads in front of the press
fast and safe change of Offset and Flexographic heads, in a true Lean Storage of the Mini-Cassettes in front of the press
Manufacturing environment. The new Offset Cube unit performs easy
access, reduced floor space and short web path. The new Mini-Cassette Digital Offset technology for reduced wastes during set-up
technology introduces a new standard for reduced costs and high printing “Drop-in” easy change silk screen and hot stamping heads
quality in format change.
Several process heads available for combination printing
Offset Cube: Compact and “Low” Universal Platform: No Limits
UV on chilled drum on “Low” Universal “Short” Universal Organizer for Mini Universal Cart for
each Universal Platform Platform for easy Platform for reduced Cassettes Process heads
access press length
Digital Offset ink Organizer for Process
density and register Heads, including Offset
Remote servo ink keys Universl Platform
control for Process Heads,
including Offset Cube
Chilled inking rollers for
ink temperature control Flower flexo head on
Removable Offset Cube
on Universal Platform
Easy to access in a “low” and extractable position Short web path, open, robust and accessible double steel frame
Digital Offset, ”digital” control on ink density and register Any process head can be interchanged on the Universal Platform
Servo driven impression, inking , Mini-Cassette rollers (optional) The Organizer performs a true 5S “safe” working environment
The new Offset Cube performs a compact Head, easy to extract and Universal Platform accommodates different Process Heads with automated
store on the Organizer. The inking section is the traditional Xpannd “top- locking and extraction. The Head goes “with a finger” on the Universal
quality” Offset print unit, integrated with the new Digital Offset technology Cart which takes it to the Organizer, a multi-task storage area for Process
for totally automated ink density and register control. The Offset Cube Heads, Mini-Cassettes, print, hot stamping and magnetic cylinders. The
delivers the shortest wastes during set up, and in production. Organizer “lean” working environment is a concept developed by GIDUE
first in year 1999.
Mini-Cassette: a simple revolution Mini Cassettes vs Offset Printing Sleeves
GIDUE manufactured in 2003. earlier than any other label press manufacturer,
Leonardo Offset print unit using printing sleeves technology. After extensive testing
the decision was taken to continue with the development of the Cassette system.
Easy handling on Robust double steel Effective design for
the Organizer Cart frames compact storage Advantages of Mini-Cassettes Vs Offset Sleeves
Printing quality: Offset needs heavy duty pressures and especially on wine label papers
and carton a lot of printing pressure is required. A double frame hard steel cassette
can stand high printing pressure without any deformation keeping an excellent printing
quality during the years. Hollow printing sleeves can show quality inaccuracy, unless fully
in metal. But this increases the weight of the sleeve dramatically, making it heavy to
Durability: GIDUE manufactures Offset Cassettes since over 30 years (more than
3000 cassettes produced), which are working without any maintenance, keeping the
same print quality during the years. Generally speaking an Offset Cassette is forever.
Mini Offset cassettes have no moving elements inside, and practically do not need
maintenance. Offset Printing Sleeves need sliding mechanical elements in the print
unit to allow the format change. These are elements of mechanical weakness and need
constant maintenance, to keep the same print quality during the years.
Costs: The new Mini Cassettes cost only 30-40 per cent more than a double set of metal
sleeves, keeping the distinctive technical advantages of Cassettes vs Sleeves (robust,
light, safe, easy storage and handling)
Light and easy handling on the Organizer Ease of operation: Two offset metal sleeves have to be loaded and unloaded per each
Fast manufacturing for short delivery times print station (blanket and plate cylinders). This means loading and unloading on at least
4 print units may be 3-4 times a day. The Mini Cassette instead can be literally moved
“with one finger”, at a convenient height, and it is loaded and unloaded with simple, light
and fast operations. No physical effort or handling risk from the operator is needed.
The new Mini-Cassette allows for excellent printing quality during
the years without maintenance. It performs efficient, easy, safe
and organized format change. Multiple format changes can be Storage: Mini-Cassettes are stored in front of the press, close to the operator. The
completed by one operator without physical stress, or risk. operator works in a “lean” organized environment and does not need to walk away from
the press or make unnecessary efforts or movements. Metal sleeves are often stored
in racks outside the press area and need to be collected and transported back to the
Digital Offset: automated ink Xpannd M7 : Unique Features
density and register control
COMPACT: Xpannd M7 is remarkably short, only 10 meters long for an 8 colours
Digitally controlled print quality at offset, flexo combination press. It can fit also into reduced floor spaces.
low and high speed
EASY (and safe): the new Mini-Cassette technology allows for a complete changeover
of 4 Cassettes in 90 seconds. Each new Mini Cassette can be moved “with one
FLEXIBLE: with the new Universal Platform different press configurations are
The Digital Offset technology is using possible during the same day. Print units (including Offset Cube) are interchangeable
an HD Camera for each print station in in minutes.
combination with several servo-motors,
to measure and automatically adjust FAST: the new GIDUE Digital Offset technology performs “digital” ink density and
the register mark and the ink density on register control. In few meters of waste the press can print using multiple processes
specific “master” marks. Digital Offset in–line.
performs press set up in few meters, and
keeps constant print and register quality
ORGANIZED: cylinders, Mini-Cassettes, Process Heads (including Offset Cube) are
at any speed.
organized in front of the press in the Organizer storage area, a true 5S working
EVOLUTIONARY: when multiple Universal Platforms areavailable, process heads can
be interchanged on different press lines, also between different sites or countries.
Xpannd M7: technical specifications
Universal Offset Flexo Screen Hot Stamping Gravure Embossing Die-Cutting
Platform (Stork EF/ RSI) (Ready/REAL) (Movable/Fix) (Rotary/Flatbed)
Width (mm) 370/430/530/630 370/430/530/630 370/430/530/630 370/430/(530) 370/430/(530) 370/430/(530/630) 370/430/(530) 370/430/530
Speed (m/min) - 150 150 70/100 80 120 80/120 150
Print repeat - 16”-25” 8”-24” (32”) 12”-25” 12”-24” 12”-24” 12”-24”/10”-26” 12”-24” (32”)
Snow Ball: waste matrix stripping Process Heads: a range of opportunities
REAL (fixed) READY (Flower)
From 30% to 200%
More label productivity
Automatic Movable on each
Available as a retrofit to existing pressure, open Flower Head,
GIDUE presses front door access, independet storage
lateral extraction, on trolley.
Silk Screen Silk Screen
RSI (Platform) READY (Flower)
The revolutionary SnowBall waste matrix Movable on each Movable on each
stripping system performs a sliding platform, servo Flower Head,
rewinding shaft for unprecedented driven, Organizer. independet storage
stripping speeds in the label industry. on trolley.
Snow Ball is available on all Combat,
Master and Xpannd press lines.
In die-cutting unit, Possibility of
with dedicated cart combined embossing
Xpannd LTO 530-630 for male-female hotstamping. Heavy
cylinders presetting. duty pressure, high
Dedicated to Packaging speed.
Lottery Tickets, heavy duty
Carton production. Gravure Ink Jet
Easy change of Numbering for
print cylinder and security projects,
ink tray. Highspeed with in-line 100%
dryer. security inspection.
GIDUE: “robust” innovation for Labels and Packaging
Nuova GIDUE S.r.l. collects the printing and converting competences of high-technology manufacturing companies:
Offset presses for paper and packaging (Nuova Castagnoli - Form Consulta S.r.l.).
Flexographic presses for labels and packaging (GIDUE S.p.A.).
1981 MiniPrint: Offset printing press for business forms, with variable format cassettes. VS 760™
1984 CS 50 / FC 50: Offset unit produced for Harris Graphics USA
1986 VS 1050: Offset unit produced for Harris Graphics USA with plough folders, sheeters, fan folders, high pile deliveries.
1993 VS 650: Offset printing press for business forms and commercial printing
1995 VS 760: the first Offset mid-web press (760 mm. print width) for the flexible packaging market (BOPP 38 micron).
1999 Flower™: the most successful flexographic print unit in the history of the narrow web industry. An “inspiring” technology for
press manufacturers. The secret of success for hundreds of label printers worldwide.
2000 E-Combat™: the first “true” full-servo press in the label industry (servo print and impression cylinders)
2002 READY “Drop-in” silk screen and hot stamping heads movable on each Flower heads. A GIDUE idea, today a standard.
2003 Unipro™: the first mid-web press with print sleeves followed in 2005 by the *Athena™ press line.
2004 Leonardo™, the first Offset print unit for the label industry using printing sleeves with metal side bearers.
2004 Intelligent Combat™: the first GIDUE flexo press with fully automatic print pressure adjustment
2005 Nemo™: the first HD Camera operated register system with PC integrated navigation system.
2005 Galileo™: the “compact” rotary offset press for the label industry. Athena™
2006 Intelligent Camera™: the first truly “universal” register control operated by HD Cameras for each print unit
2006 HD Carton: heavy duty converting for cardboard, with interchangeable die-cutting sections on platform.
2007 Xpannd™: the only “Lean Offset” press in the label market, with press-integrated cassette storage and handling.
2008 HD Hot Stamping: hot stamping tools to a fraction of the costs (150 Euro per plate) and set-up time to less than 15 min.
2009 Universal Platform™: interchangeable Process Heads movable on a platform, in a “Lean” working environment
2010 Master™: the “universal” flexographic press, designed for any substrate in the labels and packaging industry.
2010 Snow Ball™: the revolution in waste matrix stripping. After 60 years, a movable rewinding shaft increase waste rewinding
speeds from 30% up to 200% more than traditional waste “fixed shaft” rewinding systems.
2011 Digital Flexo™: print set-up and production are ”digitally” operated by the press, with “digital” wastes and quality.
2011 Offset Cube™: Compact Offset Cube™ featuring the Mini-Cassette™ “Super-Lean” technology. Mission
We provide technologies which
are easy to handle and stay
Nuova GIDUE S.r.l. manufactures printing and robust during the years. We look
converting machines for the labels and packaging for the profitability of Labels and
industry in Florence (Italy). Packaging converters.
Flower™ Mini Cassette™ Snow Ball™
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