Malabar Graphics of Payyanur – North Kerala – installed the first-ever, brand new Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 in God’s own country. “Adding the Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 to our portfolio is a huge step in the right direction for us. The SX-74 opens up new dimensions in our addressable markets. We are also happy to be associating with Heidelberg, one of the most trusted brands in the business,” states Mr. Chandra Mohan, who owns Malabar Graphics.
A super-efficient press, the Speedmaster SX-74 combines the path-breaking technology of the Speedmaster XL class with the tried-and-tested SM platform. Shorter make-ready and throughput times, and production speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour, render the SX 74 cost-effective for short-run jobs and frequent job changes.
Heidelberg’s Intellistart feature is incorporated in the SX-74 to facilitate faster job changes and high level of automation. The next job can be prepared, while the current one is still running on the SX-74. Intellistart compares the current press status with parameters for the new job to generate steps required to change jobs intelligently and dynamically, based on the comparison. Intellistart also provides schedulable setup times and constant time savings with each job change, by reducing 70% of the operating steps to be carried out on the control station by the press operator.
“The SX-74 is integrated with Prinect Press Room Manager, the software that intelligently links available information to automatically deliver print jobs to production at the right time. The Prinect Press Room Manager promotes quick and reliable processing, and presetting of data to reduce paper wastage and setup times,” adds Ganesh Venkataraman – DGM sales, Heidelberg India.
The in-built “Color Fast Solution” software in the Speedmaster SX 74 speeds up the inking unit’s response by 50 to 70 percent, leading to lesser wastage and higher productivity.
“We are happy with the after-sales service and support from Heidelberg India. With the new SX-74, we are looking forward to exploring new revenue avenues, while strengthening our existing client base,” Mr. Chandra Mohan concludes on a positive note.