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New Hapa 862 and ‘redcube plus’ are hits at ACHEMA 2015

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July 3rd 2015

Volketswil, Switzerland: – Innovative Swiss-based print specialist Hapa AG has hailed the world premiere of its revolutionary Hapa 862 at the ACHEMA 2015 expo in Frankfurt as “a brilliant success.”

The star in a show of Hapa in-house printing solutions, the modular foil and label inkjet printing system exemplified Swiss quality, and took its rightful place alongside industry-leaders renowned for reliability, flexibility, and return on investment.

Hapa 862 premiere

“The development of the Hapa 862 is a response to growing complexities in pharmaceutical packaging printing,” said James MacKenzie, Sales Director Healthcare at Hapa. “Our customers face not only challenging regulations, such as item-level serialization, but also the demands of multiplying markets and shrinking batch production. They require an ability to evolve, quickly and painlessly. The appeal of a modular system that meets existing needs and can evolve to meet emerging challenges cost-effectively is immediately apparent.”

“The Hapa 862 promises high performance and ease of use. Combined with its scalable design, this amounts to an unparalleled flexibility and return on investment,” added Mr. MacKenzie. “Hapa again delivers a solution matching the Zeitgeist in pharmaceutical packaging.”

“The Hapa 862 performed beyond expectations at ACHEMA,” said Hapa’s Senior Manager of Engineering, Jean-Luc Devenoge, who led the development and the presentation of the new system. “What especially impressed visitors was its ease of operability, thanks to our newly developed HMI, and how smoothly and quietly it operated.”

New HMI and ‘redcube plus’

At the heart of the system lay the newly developed redcube plus, the printing module that performs from single to four spot colors or CMYK at the touch of a button. The Hapa 862 demonstration was also a chance to see Hapa’s award-winning multi-touch HMI in action. Designed for integration into complex lines, the HMI contents can be adjusted to suit user role, workstation purpose, or machine configuration. Order, recipe and template management is integrated, and it’s as easy to use as a smartphone. Visitors were shown how a few touches to the screen of the HMI switched the Hapa 862 from printing two colors to printing full presentations in CYMK in less than a minute.

Original redcube – direct printing on metal

Hapa’s original and highly popular compact redcube UV DOD printing module printed visitors’ personal data, including QR codes, directly onto metal business card holders. This demonstration was so popular at ACHEMA that stocks of cardholders were barely adequate to keep up with visitor demand.

Direct printing on BFS containers

Also on the booth, Hapa demonstrated its ,Blow Fill Seal (BFS) Printing solution. Combined with a FlexLink conveyor belt, an integrated UV DOD redcube printed variable data directly onto the surface of plastic unit-dose containers. A Laetus vision system checked the printed containers.

Hapa’s bestseller, the Hybrid

The best-selling Hapa Hybrid, which combines UV Flexo and UV DOD printing technology into one agile system, demonstrated two-color printing on aluminum foil; a demonstration that always impresses visitors and once again created high interest at ACHEMA 2015.

Aftermarket and Hapa Ink

Representatives of Aftermarket and Hapa Ink were present at ACHEMA to answer questions about their products and services.

“Hapa Ink’s participation at exhibitions is always appreciated by our customers,” said James MacKenzie. “And their willingness to lend a hand to the Hapa sales team was an extra bonus at ACHEMA 2015.

About Hapa

Hapa AG is a global leader in Late Stage Customization and On Demand Packaging print solutions for the pharmaceutical packaging industry, with growing presence in the medical, FMCG and food industries. Its mission is to empower customers to complement lean production with in-process printing solutions.

Since introducing its first printing machines in 1933, Hapa has championed innovative printing solutions that can easily be integrated into existing packaging processes.

Thanks to its more than 50 years as a partner to the pharmaceutical industry with its strict regulatory environment, Hapa possesses invaluable know-how that translates into highly relevant innovative solutions.

Hapa’s printing systems are developed and produced at its base near Zurich, Switzerland. Hapa also has presence in the USA, UK, Germany, India, Mexico, Brazil and Japan, employing some 170 people in all. There are more than 2,000 Hapa machines in service in more than 50 countries worldwide

About ACHEMA 2015

ACHEMA provides a World Forum for the Chemical Engineering and Process Industries.

Attracting some 170,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, along with more than 3,800 exhibiting companies and organizations, ACHEMA is one of the biggest events in the sector.

Now in its 31st year, the 2015 ACHEMA event was held over five days, opening June 15 at the Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany.

For the first time, the conference focused on three major themes: Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Industrial Water Engineering and Bio based Production.

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