Heidelberg and Gallus commit to connected printing 

Heidelberg and its subsidiary Gallus have confirmed that they will be showcasing a range of unique digital solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2023, supporting increased automation of the entire print ecosystem to address shortage of skilled labour, increase productivity and reduce waste. 

The latest innovations from both companies underscore their commitment to boosting this digital transformation. 

Heidelberg CEO Dr. Ludwin Monz said, “The new solutions that Heidelberg and Gallus have developed together address the most important challenges that stakeholders market-wide are facing every day, such as the shortage of skilled labour and the demand for more productivity.”

Labelexpo will mark the European trade show debut of the new Gallus One digital label press, launched in August 2022.

The Gallus One was designed to remove the total cost of ownership (TCO) barrier for the adoption of reel-to-reel digital labels with a high level of automation and cloud-based technologies.

According to Gallus, the press provides brands with access to cost-effective and sustainable, high-quality digital labels. 

In a bid to further optimise the TCO benefits, the company has also recently launched the new Gallus One with Converting, featuring a digital printer with an in-line flexo station, a semi-rotary die-cutter and vision inspection systems.

Labelexpo visitors will be also able to see the new digital printing unit (DPU) for the Gallus ECS 340 flexo press. 

The DPU transforms a traditional Gallus ECS 340 into a Gallus Labelfire 340 hybrid press without the additional platform investment allowing customers to access digital printing with conventional printing and further processing technology.

The trade show will also provide a platform to showcase the new Heidelberg Customer Portal, which automates almost every customer touchpoint. The future iterations will also provide predictive capabilities utilising artificial intelligence to provide recommendations to drive productivity, reduce maintenance and boost profitability. The new platform is expected to save customers up to 35 per cent of time and money.

For high-volume applications, experts from Heidelberg will also showcase a complete production workflow for in-mould label production.

Gallus CEO Dario Urbinati said, “Labelexpo is always such a positive and inspiring arena, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity not only to showcase our latest products at the show, but also to connect with stakeholders market-wide and continue to share our vision for the industry’s future.”

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