Gallus RCS 430

The Gallus RCS 430 stands out thanks to its extensive automationand the maximum flexibility it offers when choosing printingmethods. This successful machine system performs impressivelyacross the board thanks to its unique modular design. Label printersaround the world trust in the high productivity of Gallus RCS machinesystems that help them set quality benchmarks in label printing.Whats more, Gallus has achieved another technical milestone withthe RCS 430, thanks to its cutting-edge units for UV offset printing.

As a modular inline press with direct drive technology,the Gallus RCS 430 can be configured and extendedat will. Individual printing methods can be replacedwithout needing to separate the web. Thanks to the highdegree of automation in all its modules, the press putsin an impressive performance by minimising waste anddramatically reducing changeover times. The GallusRCS 430 also features dynamic feed, presettings for web tension, length register and cross-register, and automatic washing units.

Access to machine setting data from the main memoryfor repeat jobs

Remote diagnosis via the Internet

Extremely sparing use of all resources for maximumeco-efficiency

Printing methods: UV offset, UV flexographic androtary screen printing, solvent rotogravure, hot foilembossing and cold foil printing separately or incombination

Embellishing: Coating, varnishing and lamination

Exceptional productivity andflexibility for the production ofcomplex labels.

The Gallus RCS 430 harnesses unrivalled applicationand process flexibility for label printers. The press canhandle any substrate with ease from extremely thinmonofoils that are just a few micrometres thick to tubelaminates up to 450 micrometres.

Fast, straightforward and without separating the web

The Gallus RCS 430 supports six printing processes andis thus redefining the future of label printing. Offset printing, flexographic printing, screen printing and hotfoil embossing can be easily integrated at any positionin the press in a matter of just a few minutes withouthaving to separate the web. Similarly, secondaryprocesses such as cold foil embossing, laminating andreverse-side printing can be integrated quickly andeasily anywhere on the secondary rail system.

The benchmark for operational efficiency

The consistent platform concept, modular design andhigh degree of automation ensure cost-effective andeco-efficient production to the highest standards inprinting quality. When working on repeat orders, thejob data memory can be used to call up machine settingdata from the main memory as required.

The new generation of Gallus machine systems featuresthe latest control technology and unlocks potential synergies for label printers that are using a range of Gallus machine systems as you would expect from a standardised technology platform and operating concept. Additional benefits include the intuitive user guidance system of the press, which is based on a state-of-the-art touchscreen panel. Numerous technical modifications have been made to the hardware such as improvements to the web transport and enhanced register accuracy based on feedback from Gallus RCS users and their experience with the machine system. Whats more, the optimised inking units in the offset printing unit of the new RCS 430 now exhibit even better colour stability.

By using Flying Imprint for flexographic printing, operatorscan change texts and motifs without interruptingproduction. And, thanks to optimum end-to-end automation,the Gallus RCS 430 supports extremely short jobchangeover and setup times with minimal waste. The format variability of the Gallus RCS 430 also ensuresthe machine is completely flexible when it comes toprinting methods, substrates and job structures.

The inking and wetting units on the Gallus RCS 430 are driven separately, which means the press can achieve the necessary ink/water balance before the actual printing process itself starts. The startup sequence allows the offset unit and format cassette to rotate at setup speed, with the web moving at only 1 m/min. This ensures that printing quality can be achieved very quickly with minimal startup waste. In conjunction with ink zone presetting, the Gallus RCS 430 sets a new and cost-effective benchmark for label printers using offset printing.

Leading quality in UV offset printing

Using the Gallus RCS 430, label printers can achieveprint results to the highest possible quality standardwhile maintaining the best possible performance interms of output and cost-efficiency. The robust design,state-of-the-art servo drive technology and intelligentuser interface ensure optimum print quality. Thanksto its high degree of automation, the Gallus RCS 430achieves offset printing results in a quality that matchesthat of sheetfed offset.

Equipped with the latest, configurable servo directdrives, the Gallus RCS 430 supports continuous production.The temperature of the inking unit is constantand the quantity of ink is adapted continuously to theoperating speed. Whats more, the wetting unit fountainroller and doctor roller are fitted with direct drives. Themotorised printing units are quick and easy to adjust,which ensures consistent and precise reproduction ofprint results. Thanks to the use of an independent drivecontroller for the doctor-roller drive, the ink/water profiles

of each individual offset printing unit on the GallusRCS 430 can be customised, saved and then easilycalled back up at a later date via the job data memory.

Unique offset inking and wetting unit

The inking and wetting unit of the Gallus RCS 430incorporates 21 rollers that ensure consistent, outstanding

and reproducible printing quality, very short setuptimes and reduced waste. As in modern sheetfed offset

presses, the wetting solution is applied via a separateforme damping roller. Three inking rollers transfer theink to the plate cylinder. A bridge roller connects ordisconnects the wetting unit to/from the inking unit.

It can be applied for rapid inking-up or washing andfor printing without the wetting unit (e.g. varnishing ofsolids). Separation of the wetting and inking unit is alsoadvisable when working with metallic inks.

Flexographic, screen and cold foil printing plus hot foil embossing

Number of offset printing units max.

Format length increment optional *2)

Number of processing operations max.

All technical data represent approximate values. Gallus reserves the right to make mechanical and design modifications.

*1) Depending on the basic configuration