Tecnau announces availability of Zero Speed Splicer for the Ocè ColorStream 3000
Billerica, MA (September 28, 2014) – Tecnau (formerly Lasermax Roll Systems) announces the availability of the new Tecnau Zero Speed Splicer u40 in combination with the Ocè ColorStream 3000 series of digital production printers. The Splicer u40 eliminates printer stoppages due to roll changeover, increasing printer uptime and productivity to maximize the user’s investment in high-speed continuous-web digital color printing.
Printer stoppages due to roll changeover can last from five to fifteen minutes. With today’s fast printers running through a roll as quickly as one hour, percentage downtime due to roll changes can approach 25 percent with heavier weight papers. With the Zero Speed Splicer u40, this downtime is virtually eliminated.
Tecnau and Canon have collaborated to ensure that the total line is highly integrated to minimize operator intervention, paper waste and printer downtime. When the roll is about to run out, the u40 automatically splices the old roll to the leading edge of the awaiting new roll. As soon as the splice exits the printer, the ColorStream 3000 automatically re-starts printing, ramping to maximum speed. The intelligence developed between the Splicer u40 and the ColorStream 3000 printers reduces operator intervention to minimum for both roll loading and printer splice accommodation. With the Splicer u40, “lights-out” run-time on the front end of the printer is doubled.
Canon and Tecnau exhibit the integration of the Splicer u40 and ColorStream 3000 in Canon booth #613 at Graph Expo in Chicago, September 28 – October 1.
Tecnau is the world’s largest manufacturer of productivity solutions for digital printers. Its products are sold and serviced in over 50 countries.
For additional information contact:
Scott Peterson | Product Marketing Manager
Tel. (978) 608 0309 | Fax. (978) 608 0553