drupa report daily, 13.05.2012

Ph Questec eyes packaging market

Ph Questec is targeting packaging printers with ist innovative air flotation sheet transport, which allows high-speed sheeting of variable cut-off lenghts.
The German manufacturer has made an eye-catching circuit on its booth (Hall 16, stand A27) to show how the air transport system move sheets quickly and smoothly.

The company has enjoyed success with high-speed sheeters for web presses, and has now developed the RQS-V sheeter for the packaging market.

It has an infinitely variable cut-off 760mm - 1,100mm, and handles paper weights of 30gsm – 700gsm. Speed is 365m/min., and the cut-off tolerance is +/- 0,25mm.
“It doesn’t matter how long the sheet is – we run at full speed”, stated technical director Dirk Lünenschloss.

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Press Release to the Drupa 2012

The World‘s Fastest Sheeter with fixed and variable cut-off length

The new RQS-V is one of the market's most technologically advanced Cross Cutters for the packaging industry. It is ideal for high speed processing of large scale and very thin papers. Likewise, the machine is also ideal for high paper weights.

A further special feature is the infinitely variable cut-off length of the paper during operation.

Years of experience and continuous development have been taken into account during the development of the RQS-V. For example, the machine has a highly customer-oriented operating concept and a very high degree of automation.

The first fully variable sheeter with air transport system – new standards in the printing and packaging industries

Performance features RQS-V

• Register mark detection via camera system for high cutting precision; cut-off tolerance of +/- 0.25 mm
• Fully automatic, motorized angle cut correction
• High-speed of 365 m/min (1,200 ft/min)
• Contact-free, smooth sheet transportation via air transport system (Air-Stream)
• Infinitely variable single-axis servo drives from AMK
• Very flexible regarding paper weights 30 – 700 g/sq m
• Adjustment of the sheet delivery during operation
• Infinitely variable cut-off lengths, e.g. 42˝ – 30˝ (paper size dependent suction angle separation, which enables a consistently high vacuum)
• Fully automatic stack change, roller table
• Remote maintenance via modem

Download: Press Release, RQS V-packshot, Ph-QUESTEC Logo, imagebrochure, RQS V-datasheet [.zip-File]

Ph-QUESTEC
Langenfeld, 2. Mai 2012

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This article had been released in the Rheinische Post newspaper on June 7, 2008:

Ph-QUESTEC cuts 60,000 sheets per hour.

Langenfeld (mmo) – Another company from Langenfeld, Germany presents a world novelty on this year’s DRUPA fair. Ph-QUESTEC, former Ph-Mechanik since 1999 and located on Max-Planck-Ring, with RQS 60 developed future trends in cross cutting technology, significantly attracting great interest. In enormous paper rolls the paper to be printed in general, not only for newspapers, enters the printing machine.

Consequently, quality and speed of printing processes mainly depend on how quick and how precise the sheets to be printed at are cut off the web. During five years, Dirk Lünenschloß as workshop manager, and „chief of construction“ Peter Richarz were able to develop a machine cutting 60,000 sample per hour, which means almost 17 cuts each second.

Originally, the Langenfeld company was content with grading up second-hand cutting machines to save printing companies from cost-intensive new acquisitions. An experience of five years of “Tuning” encouraged the team from Richrath to build their own, easy-to-use, low wear and service reduced device. The purchase of these machines – amounting to “a single family house” - to the end customer only makes sense in case of significantly higher rate of production.Customers are manufacturers of printing machines, many of them located in the USA. Up to now, owner and director of the company, Josef Phlippen is very content with the high resonance of DRUPA fair visitors.

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Press release

MEGTEC Sytems, Haro Graphic and Ph-QUESTEC stipulated a distribution agreement for the new high-speed rotary cross cutter.

Evry, France, May 29, 2008 – MEGTEC Systems agreed to a world-wide distribution contract together with Haro Graphics and Ph-QUESTEC for their new high-speed rotary cross cutter. The elaborated RQS rotary cross cutter presented on DRUPA 2008 for the very first time works with an Air glide track transport system and can be acquisitioned in two impressive production rates, 50,000 or 60,000 sheets per hour. “With the RQS we developed an excellent product containing several intelligent detail solutions and innovations”, Mohamed Hadj-Amor, CEO of Haro Graphic said. “The cooperation with MEGTEC Systems as the leading company in the market of additives to reel-fed offset printing offers us the unique opportunity to distribute this outstanding product all over the world and keep up the service as well.”

„MEGTEC is in a leading position world-wide as manufacturer of paper web changers and dryers. Additional, from one hand we are now able offer a sheeter to our customers.“ says Eytan Benhamou, Vice President of MEGTEC in France. “Haro Graphic and Ph-QUESTEC with sheeters, have more than 25 years of experience. Ph-QUESTEC acquired an excellent reputation with Tuning Kits for existing printing plants. That’s why they are the right partners for MEGTEC in this field.”

The new RQS, through its new Airstream II system offers increases of more than 40% production rate compared to other customary cross cutters. Additionally it reduces energy consumption and noise development.





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