Moscow based label converter Firma Sigma has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P4 at its production facility in the Russian capital. It is the first P4 to be installed in the country and will complement Sigma’s existing four Mark Andy 2200 presses with its compatible tooling.
Owner Gennady Uzlov, who established the business back in 1995, explained his decision to invest in the P4 press: “We have had nine Mark Andy presses over the years and all have been extremely reliable – in fact our first 2200 is still running 24/7, and this gave us the confidence to stay with the brand and invest in one of its new P4 machines. It is well priced and is a very productive press – best of all it allows us to use the large inventory of 2200 tooling that we have built up over the years.
Mark Andy describes the P4 as a press that offers modern efficiency with enhanced flexibility. With a 60% faster changeover time than conventional inline presses, the modular design of the P4 offers responsive technology while the unique rail system allows each converter to customise applications. Available in three web widths from 280 to 430mm and capable of converting substrates from 50 to 305-micron at speeds up to 230m/min, the P4 offers repeat lengths from 140 to 610mm.