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The FL5 unrivalled versatility for a changing world

If versatility is key to your business, then the FL5 is the ideal solution

Built on Edale’s extensive experience of multiple substrate handling, the FL5 flexographic printing and converting solutions have been designed and engineered by Edale to give optimum versatility.

The ability to run any reel fed substrate from the thinnest films to thick mono carton board results in a versatile printing system that can be configured with different finishing options to produce a wide range of packaging applications.

Advanced tension control, automation and ease of use allows operators to quickly change both print and substrates. The unrivalled range of up to 700-micron carton board in various web widths, including 510, 570 and 650mm wide, allows multiple industries to be serviced by one press, giving the versatility demanded by an increasingly diverse customer base.

Edale takes a solutions-based approach to the FL5 which is designed and built in-house by our engineers who are open to tailoring the machines configuration or specific modules to suit your needs. The modular construction and available finishing options can be combined to give a true single pass solution whatever the product.

Edale’s in house designed AiiR (autonomous inking impression and registration) camera-based system in conjunction with unlimited job storage within the advanced HMI allows quick job changeover and repeatability in printing while reducing the possibility of operator error. This combination of automation and reduced operator input gives your customer guaranteed quality each and every time.

FL5 GIVES YOU:
  • Industry-leading automation
  • Award winning superior print quality
  • Rotary and flatbed finishing options
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • A customised approach to suit your specific requirements
  • Futureproofed with the latest technology and upgradable

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FL5 Technical specifications

Web widths available 510mm | 570mm | 650mm
Printing width flexo (without ink chambers) 500mm | 560mm | 640mm
Repeat length flexo & die cutting 8" - 24" (203.2 - 609.6mm) at 1/8" increments
Mechanical speed flexo
* (Actual print speeds are subject to substrate, application and consumables)
5-200 m/min | 16.4-200 ft/min
Substrate thickness 12-700 microns
NB: Thin and heat sensitive substrate require specification of chill rolls and soft rewind tension.
Max roll capacity jumbo unwind | rewind 1500mm | 800kg / 60" | 1763.7lb
EZ reg auto registration Standard
Pre-Registration Standard
Remote Diagnostics Standard
Job Storage Standard
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Key Features

Edale offer a customised approach to suit your specific requirements

AUTO INKING/REGISTRATION

7 motors cover full registration, auto impression and auto inking on a job recall.

UNIPRINT

Consistent high-quality print, whatever the repeat size

OPTIONAL FEATURES

Benefits of the FL5

Improve productivity, reduce waste and increase print quality

ENTRY INTO CARTON/PACKAGING MARKETS
PROVEN SUPERIOR PRINT QUALITY
SINGLE PASS PROCESSING
LOW WASTE
AiiR AS STANDARD
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
HEAVY DUTY CONSTRUCTION
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Our customer iTek Packz is known for its awards for Excellence in Flexography and Innovation, and for the third-consecutive year running has been awarded gold for Flexography, Narrow Web and they also received the highly acclaimed ‘Best in Show Award.’
They have been given high praise from the FTA judges for their winning entry, for Narrow Web, process, paperboard, which was a vibrant soap carton. The judges stated: “Lots of action in the carton, and it couldn’t have been executed better. Great screen work, great trap, and great register. The printer’s use of gold cold foil worked out very well. And the overprint varnish textures add measurable diversity and depth.”
iTek Packz also received a silver award for its narrow web, process, metalized for their production of a highly embellished, brandy box. The judges commented that it was flawlessly executed.
All these award-winning cartons were run on an Edale Press.
iTek Packz commented: “We are very proud that for the third year running, we have been recognised by the FTA. To receive the ‘Best in Show’ and Gold and Silver Awards has been a great honour for our business.
Our Best in Show carton entry was produced for a customer who wanted 6-7 colours, gold matte foil, and varnish and other effects. We are delighted to have achieved the quality required using our technology and print capabilities, which in our opinion is the best in the industry.

Three Gold Awards in a row

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