Slitting/Rewinding System handles film and flexible packaging.

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Available in widths up to 28 in., Rotoflex VLI is driven by Rotoflex eDrive 2.0 web handling system, which provides precise speed control, accurate stop/start ability, and tension management. System includes optimally positioned tactile controls, 15 in. monitor that displays key functions, and web path that allows fault placement in multiple locations. Powered by Genesis control system, Rotoflex VLI is suited for paper and film labels, unsupported film, and tension-sensitive materials.

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Rotoflex Introduces Newly Redesigned VLI for Film Applications

Converters will see equipment live at CPP EXPO 2012

St. Louis, Missouri, USA -- Rotoflex, a global leader in inspection/slitting/rewinding equipment is pleased to announce its latest finishing technology, the Rotoflex VLI. A core product of the Rotoflex lineup for many years, the VLI has been redesigned from the ground up, impacting material and time waste, operator interaction and web path access.

The new design of the VLI is driven by the new Rotoflex eDrive 2.0 web handling system, which now further increases production speeds, gives more precise speed control and accurate stop/start ability, and provides better tension management to deliver higher roll quality. This web handling system makes the VLI an ideal solution for a variety of applications including paper and film labels, unsupported film, tension-sensitive materials and various specialty substrates.

Operator use and interaction was a primary consideration when concepting the new VLI. A large 15 inch (381mm) monitor displays key functions at a glance and tactile controls are positioned for easy access. The lower working heights of the machine offer more comfortable viewing of the web, splicing and slitting, resulting in faster edits and job setup. Integrated dashboards with tool pockets ensure key controls and tools are well within reach.

The new web path of the VLI improves access to the web, allowing fault placement in multiple locations and maximizing setup and changeover efficiency. Most configurations now come standard with a convenient mounting location for popular 100% inspection systems.

"Changing dynamics in the printing and converting operation inspired our engineers to re-think the inspection/rewinder's role in the print-to-finish workflow," comments Kevin Gourlay, business director, Rotoflex. "By implementing equipment like the VLI into the finishing operation, converters can realize an increase in capacity of more than 300 additional jobs per shift, per year on a single machine."

Available in widths up to 28 inches (718mm) and powered by Genesis, the Rotoflex advanced control system, the VLI is perfect for film and flexible packaging applications. Converters may see the new Rotoflex VLI in action at the upcoming CPP EXPO 2012 to be held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 18-19 April.

About Rotoflex

With more than 4500 installations globally, Rotoflex is a world leader in inspection and finishing equipment. The brand is manufactured under Mark Andy Inc., the world's number one manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to increase productivity and profitability for label and packaging markets, supplying leading brands including Comco and Mark Andy printing and converting equipment and Rotoflex finishing solutions. All of these product brands are supported by MAX, the customer service and support team of the organization. Mark Andy Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide. For more information, visit or

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