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It is a question of competence: flexibility makes the difference

19/01/2015

Friedel Sellmann, owner of Marschall GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, expresses with this statement his appreciation for the newly acquired Prati Saturn Midi 330.

Marschall Etiketten has been active in Germany for many years in the field of labelling: Founded in 1924 by Alfred Marschall, the company has been specialising itself on all kinds label printing ever since. They held an open house in November to celebrate their 90th year. The new multifunction line Saturn Midi 330 from Prati for post-processing labels attracted the attention of the visitors.

The finishing machine for inspection of labels that has been installed by Prati at many customers, is testament to how much care and precision Marschall is dedicating to its finished label products in order to ensure highest quality.

This also reflects the principles of the corporate philosophy of Friedel Sellmann and his wife Martina, that "labels are the business card" of a product. Business cards are reputational signs whereby they should not only be well designed but should also clearly reflect the quality and therefore are not allowed to show any defects. Marschall Etiketten has specialised, among others, on self-adhesive web labels for a multitude of products and applications. This begins with simple labels for supermarket products and extends to high quality Italian wine labels. The clientele goes far beyond Germany and Austria – the company even has customers in India.

The company has a long-standing reputation for the highest quality. It is based on the fact that by tradition Marschall Etiketten always produces with the best printing, finishing equipment and software. Thus the company ensures optimum control of printing on paper-, thermotransfer-polyester, PP- as well as PE-labels. Barcodes and RFID for industrial applications, such as for example the marking of products in retail, is also available.

Inspection at high speed

To meet the quality control expectations of its demanding clientele the company has decided to invest in an inspection line that matches their requirements in terms of speed as well as quality. Available offerings that were on the market were evaluated and after careful consideration there was no doubt which machine offered the most benefits.

Friedel Sellmann decided for the SATURN MIDI 300, a multifunction line that enables inspection at high speeds as well as finishing in one processing step whereby an exceptional quality of the finished rolls is achieved. The machine features a modern web transport system for new environmentally friendly substrates, clear-on-clear labels as well as configuration for white labels and labels with irregular shapes.

Equipped with servo motors of the newest generation the energy consumption can be reduced in comparison with traditional servo engines. Intuitive and efficient working programmes with automatic defect recognition; a wide range of long-lifetime pneumatic rewinding shafts that in addition are easily and quickly exchanged reduce downtime.

The SA Dual Tower, especially during switch over cycles and format changes, further reduces downtime thus increasing production of finished rolls. Additional features are the precision metering system with automatic speed reduction and dynamic stop at the end of a count, as well as the self-sharpening cutting system which ensures clean cuts on all materials. The SATURN MIDI 300 offers not only extensive added value to Marschall Etiketten in reference to the control system but also the finishing of labels. Thus it is the ideal system to excellently produce even the most demanding client's job.

Friedel Sellmann is very satisfied with the SATURN MIDI 300 and the expertise that always has distinguished Prati. This applies to both, mechanics and electronics of the machines as well as to the excellent knowledge of the requirements of the label market. It is this special knowledge that is reflected in the development of Prati machinery and that ensures that Prati machines prove themselves time and time again on international markets.

Founded and directed by an engineering mind, PRATI is currently recognized as global technology leader in the label industry.

Its production philosophy is centered on quality excellence, on long-lastingness/reliability and on the maintenance-free principle behind all its systems, which optimize their production output and cost-effectiveness.

Such high standards derive from the Company's ability to manage in house all the different stages (design/prototyping/production/marketing/after-sales assistance) in the life of its products. In over 40 years of business activity, the company has developed systems for all traditional segments: post-print finishing, inspection, die-cutting, matrix stripping, rewinding, cutting, overprinting and personalization.

With subsidiaries all over the world (Italy and Latin America) and over 2300 machines installed to date worldwide, PRATI operates at global level, gradually gaining shares on advanced and emerging markets.

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