The KBA Rapida 76 sets new standards in B2 sheetfed offset. With this press, many of the unique KBA features and automation functions are now also available for the smaller format class. Full preset capabilities, a sidelay-free infeed and even more flexible configuration options are sure to warm the heart of every productivity-oriented B2 printer.
Even broader scope of applications
The Rapida 76 is a highly efficient press for a diversity of applications. In packaging printing, for example, it scores with up to ten printing units, numerous coating variants, raised foundations for higher piles, and an especially wide substrate range. Production speeds up to 18,000 sheets/h represent yet another benchmark.
Outstanding features of the Rapida 76
Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS
Pre-registration and plate identification
Full preset capabilities via the ErgoTronic console
With printing speeds up to 18,000 sheets/h, the Rapida 76 is one of the most productive sheetfed offset presses in B2 format. And not only that. Its substrate flexibility is equally outstanding. The standard press already handles sheet thicknesses from 0.04 to 0.8 mm, and thus covers all typical applications in commercial and packaging printing. This feature also makes it ideally suitable for many special applications.
The configuration options of the Rapida 76 are similarly flexible and permit installations with up to ten printing and finishing units. Numerous coating variants, from straightforward all-over protection to special effects and spot finishes, as well as raised press foundations or energy-saving VariDryBlue dryers, further expand the production portfolio. Fast-reacting measuring and control systems ensure constantly high print quality and reduce waste to a minimum.
Printers who have in the past been unable to guarantee capacity utilisation for a medium-format press, but are nevertheless unwilling to forego the ultimate in automation comfort, will find an economical alternative in the Rapida 76.
Fastest possible makeready
Expansive waiting times are reduced significantly with the Rapida 76. The DriveTronic dedicated drive concept achieves all the necessary prerequisites. From the shaftless DriveTronic feeder, via the sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS to a whole range of drive functions in the printing units, this technology extends the functionality of the whole press and promises more than just fast makeready.
With the fully automatic plate changing system FAPC, all the plates on the press can be changed in next to no time. And as the changes are performed parallel to other makeready processes, the contribution to overall makeready time is negligible. DriveTronic Plate Ident detects and identifies the plates as they are mounted on the press and adjusts the register already before the first sheet is printed. The simultaneous washing of rollers, blankets and impression cylinders permits further makeready savings.
Cutting-edge technology with no compromises
With the Rapida 76, you possess a means of production at the highest technological level. Gentle, air-cushioned sheet transport, low-curvature sheet travel and full preset capabilities – everything has been taken care of.
On top of all this, there is still the facility to disengage unused printing units, a “print clean” function to strip the remaining ink at the end of a job in order to minimise material consumption and blanket washing times, and the ErgoTronic console with its wallscreen and intuitive operator interface.
Peripheral equipment and production management systems round off the configuration options of the Rapida 76 and leave practically no wish unanswered.