Simplicity, speed and safety were the main considerations when Faubel & Co., based in Germany, decided to expand its machine park with a Gallus Labelmaster 440. Faubel will mainly produce multi-layer labels for the pharmaceutical sector on the new label press, which was installed at the end of January.
As a long-standing customer, Faubel has been working successfully with Gallus presses for many years. Several presses are in use, including Gallus EM 430 S and Gallus TCS 250 models. The newly installed Gallus Labelmaster has already delivered very good results from the first test run, producing in flexo and screen printing. The web can also be shifted and features a three-fold web transfer device for the production of multi-layer labels. In addition, a unit for cold foil embossing is integrated.
Production of multi-layer labels crucial
Frank Ludwig, Managing Director of the Faubel Group, explains the reasons for the investment: “Our labels and markings are produced using the flexo printing process among other processes. Last year, we decided to replace an older machine in the roll production department. It was important to us that the new machine could also produce in multiple layers.
“We decided on a Gallus Labelmaster 440. On the one hand, we have been working with Gallus for many years and appreciate the good service. On the other hand, we are already very satisfied with its predecessor, the Gallus EM 430 S.”
Faubel is impressed by the high printing speed, the excellent premium print quality as well as the short set-up times. Worth mentioning are extremely fast job changes, perfect register and the short training period. Especially in today’s world, the low material consumption of inks and substrates is also a great economic advantage. In addition, operators appreciate the simple replacement of the printing cylinders as well as the intuitive and easy operation.
Successful installation and fast commissioning
Frank Ludwig concludes: “Thanks to our experience with the Gallus EM S, our employees were quickly familiar with the operation and so the entire change-over went most smoothly. Today, the Labelmaster is used entirely for label production.”
The Gallus Labelmaster installed at Faubel is mainly used for the production of multi-layer labels.