By: E&P Staff
Megtec Systems, De Pere, Wisc., has introduced the MP Paster, a modular generation of high-performance, core-driven flying pasters. The new models feature a compact, low-height design meant for the limited space requirements often found at newspapers.
The new pasters are designed to handle the color registration requirements of multi-web, single- and doublewide presses used for newspapers and semi-commercial printing.
The machines feature a lighter, more cost-effective frame and the latest drive and control technology. All are equipped with motorized split arms. Integrated infeed for heatset production and automatic roll loading are optional.
Drives and motors were placed in the paster side frames to allow use of standard-size motors, according to the company. Adjustable up to 1,720mm, the split arm permits loading two rolls of different widths, making it easier and faster to splice to other roll widths because operators don’t have to remove both rolls and then readjust the position of the roll arm.
Rolls can be loaded manually or automatically from floor level, and the machines feature fully automatic chucks to improve operating efficiency and safety.
The MP can handle newspaper rolls from 1,000 to 1,720mm wide with a diameter of 1,270mm, as well as coated paper rolls in diameters of 1,270mm and a roll weight of up to 1,700kg.
The first MP 22 match speed splicers will be installed in June at the French daily Union de Reims on a Goss Uniliner press.