Gallus India focuses on training - New Gallus ECS 340 installed at Avery Dennison Knowledge Centre

2016-01-20 By XYZ, XYZ

Gallus India will be running dedicated training programs for the press operators and business owners Samir Patkar, managing director, Gallus India, said, The key focus is on improving press efficiencies, print standardisation and reducing production costs. We shall also feature an emphasis on regular press maintenance checks resulting in improved press fitness and less breakdowns. Often incorrect practise leads to reduced press efficiencies and frequent breakdowns so a special focus will be on importance and effective use of utilities covering quality of power supply, voltage stabiliser or UPS, compressed air, chillers or chilled water quality and UV system exhaust. As another training initiative, Gallus India, one of the partners at Avery Dennison Knowledge Centre (ADKC) since 2011, also installed a new Gallus ECS 340 at ADKC in Bengaluru in May 2015. The new press has come in place of previously installed Gallus EM 280. Some of the features of the new Gallus ECS 340, a short web 8-color press, includes delam - relam, cold foil, screen print and one die-cutting unit along with other features such as register pre - setting, automatic register control, job data recall , format length correction and dynamic print pressure control. This press is equipped to run multi substrates like Shrink Sleeves, In - mould, paper, Pressure Sensitive stocks, Lamitubes and light boards from 30 to 300 microns. Patkar said, Arising from the market demand to spread technical knowhow Gallus resulted in installing this press at ADKC to offer knowledge and knowhow on flexographic printing along with press operator training with key focus on standardisation of the printing process for labels. The program is well supported by all the partners at ADKC with active participation by all individual partners covering their scope in detail.’\r\nThe training of the new press started with the installation itself. Patkar said, ‘The team under training needs to understand the mechanical and electrical construction of the press. Press electronics along with its features are explained in parallel. While the training usually takes up to 10 days, print applications start right after the press is commissioned. It takes another couple of weeks before the press operators are ready to operate the press on their own with confidence. Training, thereafter, is a continuous process and can be imparted as the need arises. It is a mix of classroom and on the press sessions, says Patkar. The Gallus specialist had trained the ADKC staff on the previously installed the EM 280 who are qualified to operate the press individually. The same training in line with our Gallus global standards is being given to the ADKC staff on the newly installed press also. We are very confident that under the guidance and training of Gallus India specialist, Michael D'Souza, the team of specialist headed by Naveen Serrao from ADKC will be ready and be fully equipped to run the press shortly, adds Patkar. The Gallus EM 280 at ADKC was supported by former Gallus customer, SGRE Labels which was acquired by the Positive Packaging Group. In 2014, Positive Packaging was acquired by the Huhtamaki Group. As a part of the agreement the old press has been delivered to Positive Labels, Bengaluru in May 2015. While the Gallus EM 280 today has 70 installations in the Indian label market, more than 15 Gallus ECS 340 have been installed in the country since its launch at Labelexpo Europe 2009. Company claims to have installed over 300 Gallus ECS 340 across the world.

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