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The Peak Performance Class. Speedmaster XL 106.


The success story

For small or large runs, a high level of finishing or standardized jobs – if you want to be economically successful in the world of industrial printing, you need the very latest technology. The Speedmaster XL 106 offers the most innovative solutions, tailored specifically to your requirements. For traditional commercial or packaging printing, for label printing or web-to-print, this press guarantees you maximum productivity combined with top efficiency and total ease of operation.

The Speedmaster XL 106 has the highest level of automation on the market. Get the jump on industrial printing production of tomorrow with Push to Stop: for the first time in the history of offset printing, you can now change jobs fully automated – from the last to the first good sheet, right up to the start of production. The unique, job-oriented Intellistart 2 assistance system will revolutionize how you change jobs, with efficient job preparation and automatic generation of time-optimized job change programs.

Intelligent automation, intuitive operation, top quality, and maximum productivity and cost effectiveness make the Speedmaster XL 106 your success story in industrial printing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”18997,18998,18999,19000″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Prinect Press Center XL 2″ tab_id=”1527759649625-d475fec9-face”][vc_column_text]Ease of operation paired with intelligent automation, unique assistance systems, and excellent data management create the perfect conditions for sustainable efficient production. Find out more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”1. Feeder” tab_id=”1527759730373-b402be8a-a4b4″][vc_column_text]Shortest makeready times

  • Preset functionality for fully automatic configuration of the feeder via the order data
  • Automatic profile-controlled air presettings based on format and printing substrate thickness

Maximum productivity

  • Speed-compensated blower air for reliable sheet separation at all speeds
  • Automatic sheet arrival control for uninterrupted production
  • Venturi technology at the front lays for optimum sheet alignment
  • Pneumatic pull lay for precise, mark-free sheet alignment and very good feed registration
  • Multi-stage sheet monitoring system comprising package control as well as ultrasonic and pull lay double sheet control
  • Stream control for detecting foreign particles, especially when processing cardboard packages
  • Suction brush for removing dust from sheets reduces waste and extends the washing intervals

Maximum user-friendliness

  • Feeder control console and control panel on the first printing unit with glass touchscreen for intuitive and ergonomic operation of feeder and machine functions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2. Printing unit” tab_id=”1527759782525-f3b839e1-36a8″][vc_column_text]Shortest makeready times

  • AutoPlate Pro for fully automatic, staggered plate changes
  • AutoPlate XL for fully automatic, simultaneous plate changes.
  • Prinect Inpress Control 2 spectrophotometrically measures and controls the color inline during production. The register is checked at the same time and readjusted if necessary.
  • Automatic, simultaneous washup devices for blanket and impression cylinders with optimized and custom washup programs

Maximum productivity

  • High-strength cylinder bearings for maximum running smoothness
  • Remote-adjustable lateral, circumferential, and diagonal registers via Prinect Press Center XL 2
  • Combined printing-nip blowing unit for paper and cardboards with preset functionality and speed compensation

Maximum user-friendliness

  • Control panel with glass touchscreen for maximum user-friendliness and ergonomics through optimum visualization and local operation

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  • AirTransfer system with automatic profile-controlled and speed-compensated air adjustment
  • Quick-action clamping device for PerfectJacket impression cylinder jacket for shortest downtimes during change processes

Maximum productivity

  • TransferJacket Blue, the transfer cylinder jacket, and PerfectJacket, the impression cylinder jacket, for optimum print quality and minimal cleaning
  • Sheet travel monitoring in the printing unit
  • Wing grippers for supporting the sheet edge when printing thin materials
  • Cardboard kit containing additional components for optimum sheet travel with rigid materials

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  • Perfecting device with fully automatic adjustment
  • Central control of the perfecting device via Prinect Press Center XL 2

Maximum productivity

  • Perfecting device for optimum registration and gentle sheet guidance both with lightweight materials and substrate thicknesses up to 0.80 mm (0.0315 in)
  • Innovative system for perfecting mode with 18,000 sheets per hour:
    • Separate air characteristic profiles for long-grain and short-grain paper
    • Dynamic sheet spacing control in the perfecting device
    • Sheet guide plates with innovative AirJet technology for contact-free sheet transport
    • Modified storage drum
    • Improved reversing drum with innovative pincer gripper system for increased holding force and improved dynamic gripper opening and closing behavior
    • Innovative sheet guidance concept with customized presetting values and characteristic profiles
    • Variable AirTransfer system for perfect sheet travel, even in straight printing and perfecting modes
    • Printing-nip blowing unit

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”5. Hycolor inking unit and dampening system” tab_id=”1527759925454-367078a5-f742″][vc_column_text]Shortest makeready times

  • Ink flow with direct dampening solution supply for fast ink-water balancing reduces makeready time and paper waste
  • High inking unit stability with fastest possible reaction time
  • Adherence to the ink profile through disconnection of the distributor and inking unit if production is interrupted

Hycolor MultiDrive:

  • Enables the inking unit to be washed while other makeready processes are ongoing.

If a printing unit is not needed, only the inking unit is shut down. Printing continues in the gear train, for greater reliability and quality

Wash Control:

  • Optimized washup programs and ink fountain liner for quick and easy cleaning when changing ink
  • Fully automated deep-cleaning function with additional washing fluid cycle for faster washing using special washing fluids
  • “Print clean” via the cleaning sheet, which removes the residual ink and reduces washing times Color Assistant Pro software:
  • Automatic monitoring of the ink fountain liner condition.
  • Individual optimization of the ink presettings for different papers, inks, and printing conditions using a good sheet
  • Calculation of the ink presetting data on Prinect Press Center XL 2
  • Automatic ink vibrator throw-off at the end of the job with no additional paper waste

Maximum productivity

  • Color Fast Solution for accelerated inking unit response when changing jobs or inks, and therefore minimal paper waste
  • Digitally controlled ink zone motors for maximum inking precision and fastest ink control response
  • Speed-sensitive compensation of the ink and dampening solution quantity via characteristic profiles
  • Fountain roller temperature control and inking unit temperature control for improved metering of the ink and higher maximum ink film thicknesses
  • Individual adjustment of the distributor phases for a uniform ink density from the lead edge to the trailing edge of the sheet
  • Short-path inking function for fast, constant inking with minimal ink consumption

Maximum user-friendliness

  • Fast and easy checking with Roller Check Assistant
  • Automatic ink supply with InkStar/InkStar Direct

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  • Multi Loader System, the motorized screen roller storage system with up to four screen rollers for automated screen roller changes Maximum productivity
  • Patented chamber blade system for precisely metered coating application and easy operation
  • Disengagement of the coating form cylinder for optimal sheet guidance when the coating unit is not in use

Maximum user-friendliness

  • Convenient, remote-controlled adjustment for lateral, circumferential, and diagonal registers from within Prinect Press Center XL 2
  • Unilateral and parallel pressure adjustment from coating form cylinder to impression cylinder and from screen roller to coating form cylinder via Prinect Press Center XL 2
  • Control panel with glass touchscreen for maximum user-friendliness and ergonomics through optimum visualization and local operation
  • Combined clamping system for fast coating blanket or coating plate changes

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”7. DryStar dryer technology” tab_id=”1527760025877-05b21196-a3be”][vc_column_text]Conventional drying for water-based varnishes:

  • DryStar Coating: Universal IR/hot-air dryer for presses with a short delivery for less complicated coating applications
  • DryStar Combination: Drying solution for the most challenging applications such as blister packagings in all production run lengths

UV drying:

  • DryStar UV: Professional entry-level solution for print shops involved in packaging, label, and security printing
  • DryStar Combination + UV: Drying and curing solution for the most challenging applications in both conventional and UV mode and in all production run lengths
  • DryStar LE (Low Energy) UV: Dryer technology for the shortest production times for web-to-print products and short runs of 4/4 or 5/5-color jobs with coating and spot colors as well as special effects on (natural) paper
  • DryStar LED: Diode technology for the most energy-efficient production of web-to-print products and short runs with and without coating, including on special substrates, without the use of ozone and mercury.
  • DryStar Advanced: Software option for automatic dryer settings
  • All dryer solutions are available in fixed or variable installation positions (printing unit, perfecting device, drying unit, delivery)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”8. Delivery” tab_id=”1527760069635-feb9a65b-f468″][vc_column_text]Maximum productivity

  • Suction segment disks on the sprocket wheel shaft ensure reliable sheet travel in straight printing and perfecting modes
  • Dynamic sheet brakes for higher printing speeds and gentle deceleration
  • Preset-controlled, speed-compensated delivery air system and rear edge suction for precise pile formation, even with low grammages
  • Speed-compensated gripper opening for perfect pile formation appropriate to the substrate thickness
  • Patented sheet guidance with Venturi technology
  • Aerodynamically optimized gripper system
  • Innovative delivery concept for perfecting mode with 18,000 sheets per hour:
  • Delivery with up to 4 extension modules
  • PowderStar AP 500 Duo for perfect powder application
  • CleanStar for efficient powder extraction
  • InsertStar, tape inserter in the delivery with counting function and marking function for waste sheets, integrated on the front side, driving or operating side.
  • Intuitive operation via Prinect Press Center software

Maximum user-friendliness

  • Automatic positioning of all sheet guidance elements
  • Easy operation via glass touchscreen and jogwheel
  • Automatic cleaning of the gripper bars and sheet guide plate by CleanStar

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Other equipment variants” tab_id=”1527760114052-ea040856-1bc3″][vc_column_text]Heidelberg Logistics

  • Various components for automation of material handling with a view to streamlining the production workflow between the warehouse, pressroom, and postpress.
  • The system can be adapted to individual needs. It encompasses rotating conveyors, buffer zones, pile change units, and conveyors with integrated empty pallet transfer.

Features and benefits

  • Non-stop sheet feeder and delivery system with fully automatic pile changes
  • Automatic transport of empty pallets to the delivery
  • Logistics Plus conveyor system for a flexible choice of pallet types
  • Integrated in the machine control station
  • Heidelberg planning, installation and service
  • Connection to Remote Service possible
  • Stable production throughputs
  • Higher average production speed
  • Operators are not tied to the press during plate changes
  • Perfect piles with highly accurate edges
  • Clean press environment



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