Keep on Finishing with Rotoflex

Posted by Heather Roth on Mar 8, 2018 9:06:41 AM

Over 45 years in business has translated into a staggering number of Rotoflex offline finishing machines around the world. And, many earlier models are still finishing labels today.

Why? Simply put, Rotoflex machines were built to last. And over time, new technology was developed to make these machines perform even better.

Rotoflex pioneered the first vertical inspection slitting and rewinding machine in the early 1970’s, and today, the VSI series is easily recognized on production floors. From blank die-cutting, film packaging and other tension-sensitive materials, and conventional and digital labels to the most sophisticated security inspection requirements, Rotoflex has stayed ahead of the times.

Made in Canada

An expansive, 18,000 square ft. facility near Toronto, Canada is now home to Rotoflex headquarters, where full production of inspection, slitting, rewinding and die cutting label finishing equipment transpires. A dedicated showroom for live machine demonstrations resides here too, and you’re invited to schedule a personal tour and demo.

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To centralize technical capabilities, an on-site technology center is also part of the Canadian facility, where certified engineers, technicians and parts specialists bring together new product developments and support expertise. Building a solid supplier-converter partnership throughout the life cycle of your equipment is Rotoflex’s priority.

Advance your Rotoflex

If you own an earlier Rotoflex (or Arpeco) model, did you know resources are available to retrofit or rebuild your equipment with the latest technology advancements? Retrofits and rebuilds, led by the aftermarket team, can take place in the technology center which easily accommodates machines, tooling, and workspace resources.

One retrofit advantage is the integration of the proprietary URC 2.0 control system, unique to the entire Rotoflex product line of today. Designed with the operator in mind, the system incorporates simplified menus and an easy-to-use interface, allowing users to monitor all functions of the slitter/rewinder from a single screen. Job set up is quick, and with the robust job save/load capability, job-related details can be stored and easily recalled for repeat runs.

Earlier Rotoflex machines incorporating the Genesis or C3/C35/C5 control systems can be upgraded with the URC 2.0 retrofit package, in addition to other available enhancements such as:

  • Automatic tension control system
  • Shear knife, crush knife, or razor slitting unit
  • Waste wind up
  • Ironing roller
  • Secure counting and missing label detection system
  • Automatic label inspection system using vision systems with optional “print, barcode, braille, 2D-code inspection” OCR, .pdf to print, variable data inspection and extensive reporting modules
  • Cloud-based Report Management System (RMS) tool which allows data and system details from multiple finishing machines to be collected in a single location

Learn more about Rotoflex retrofit packages here.

Looking for a previously-owned Rotoflex machine? We offer those, too. Take a look here.

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New Customization Tool

With your next Rotoflex investment, consider using our new online customization tool. Developed to simplify the RFQ process, the tool allows you to review and select your web width of interest and range of options and capabilities best-suited to your finishing environment.

Perhaps you need to add an inspection system, crush or shear slitter, flag & splice detection, matrix & missing label detection, a premium die station – or other options to your new Rotoflex VSI, VLI, HSI, DSI, DLI or Vericut3. We’ve assembled an extensive list of options, but if something’s missing, just ask.

Follow this link to select and customize your machine of interest.

Get in touch

Interested in learning more about Rotoflex retrofit and rebuild packages? Get in touch with our dedicated aftermarket support team.  For new machines, contact us directly, or reach out to a Rotoflex agent near you.

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About the Author

Heather Roth helps develop and implement the marketing communication strategy for Rotoflex, a Total Solutions Partner of Mark Andy. As a Canadian currently living in Germany, Heather has gained an appreciation of cultural diversity, which has shaped her enthusiasm for marketing and the written word. With over 8 years’ experience in the narrow web industry, a well-designed and finished label definitely catches her eye.

Topics: Inspection & Rewind

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