Medium FormatRapida 106

Rapida 106 New Generation

High end in medium format

The Rapida 106 has been the makeready world champion in medium format since 2008. But not only that. With printing speeds of up to 18,000 sheets/h, it’s also one of the fastest sheetfed offset presses in its format class. With uncompromising flexibility in terms of configurations, the Rapida 106 boasts the longest press installation in the world at 19 units. Wide ranging combinations of printing and finishing units, plus numerous productivity options means that every business in any segment can find their ideal press solution.

Automation solutions for fast job changes

Unique automation solutions such as the sidelay-free infeed make job changes and handling on the Rapida 106 a pure pleasure. Expensive downtimes are turned into effective production times. Alongside the consistent implementation of the revolutionary DriveTronic dedicated-drive concept, parallel makeready processes and quality management play a decisive role. Here, too, the Rapida 106 offers more than comparable technology, right down to the inline PDF reader. 

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    What makes Rapida 106 so unique:

    • Production speed up to 18,000 sheets/h
    • Suitable for a particularly wide range of substrates
    • Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS
    • AniloxLoader and DriveTronic SFC
    • Modern operating concept with touch panels and apps
    • Uncompromising productivity and running speed to maximise output
    • Fast job to job transition through parallel setup processes to maximise running time
    • Colour measurement of every sheet and adjustments every 10 sheets, plus the ability to measure dot gain (TVI) and gray balance, not just density
    • QualiTronic PDFCheck and QualiTronic PDF HighRes monitors the printed image against the master PDF, highlighting any deviations to ensure good sheets are onward processed
    • Digitalisation – Performance Reports and benchmarking
    • LiveApps for press control and company-wide stores management

    Uncompromising productivity and economic 

    With printing speeds up to 18,000 sheets/h, the Rapida 106 is a highly productive sheetfed offset press in 3b medium format. And not only that. The range of substrates is just as diverse. It ranges from thin paper printing to thick cardboard, from film to corrugated cardboard. So much flexibility is second to none.

    It is also unique because of its almost unlimited variety of equipment with up to 19 printing and finishing units. Single and multiple varnishing, intermediate drying, numbering, perforating, cold foil finishing in different automation levels, printing units after varnishing - the possibilities are almost endless. Even when it comes to finishing: energy-saving ones VariDryBlue dryer, HR UV or pioneering LED UV-Technology have long been in use, right up to 4 over 4 production.

    Fast-reacting measurement and control technology ensures consistent print quality with little waste. Highlights are inline quality control with QualiTronic PrintCheck, inline PDF Control with QualiTronic PDFCheck/QualiTronic PDF HighRes and the ability to measure gray balance with QualiTronic Instrument Flight.

    Parallel setup processes

    You can significantly reduce costly downtimes with the Rapida 106. The DriveTronic single drive technology in its entirety is a unique selling point of Koenig & Bauer. From the shaftless DriveTronic feeder to the sidelay-free DriveTronic SIS system to the coating units, this drive technology offers additional functions in addition to short makeready times.

    DriveTronic SFC changes the coating plates parallel to other makeready processes. The AniloxLoader exchanges the anilox rollers from a magazine above the coating unit fully automatically. This process also takes place in parallel and is integrated into the job change program.

    Top technology throughout

    Regardless of whether your company operates in commercial, packaging or a special segment - the Rapida 106 will inspire you.

    Gentle sheet travel with air assistance, automatically reversible perfecting with special sheet guidance for the freshly printed reverse side, preset capability - everything has been thought of. Inking units that can be disengaged reduce roller wear, the "clean printing" function allows residual ink to run off in a targeted manner and the ErgoTronic console with wallscreen leaves nothing to be desired by the operator.

    Working in parallel CleanTronic-Combination washing devices for blanket, impression cylinders and rollers provide additional time savings. CleanTronic Multi is ideal for changing colors. CleanTronic UV avoids waiting times before and after cylinder washing in the UV-Print.

    The production management system LogoTronic Professional integrates the Rapida 106 into the printer network.

    Standard Optional
    max. sheet format 740 x 1,060 mm 750 x 1,060 mm, 780 x 1,060 mm
    max. production speed 17,000 sheets/h 18,000 sheets/h
    Substrate thickness 0.06 - 0.7 mm 0.06 - 1.2 mm, 0.2 - 1.4 mm
    Printing Units 2 - 10 10+
    Sidelay-free infeed DriveTronic SIS -
    Fully automatic plate change FAPC -
    Perfecting -
    Simultaneous forme change DriveTronic SFC -
    Fully automatic anilox roller change AniloxLoader -
    CleanTronic washing systems -
    VariDry dryer systems -
    AirTronic delivery with dynamic sheet brake -
    Logistics solutions -
    ErgoTronic console with TouchTronic interface -
    Quality measurement and control systems -
    Remote maintenance module PressSupport 24 Sheetfed -
    Workflow solutions for printshop networking -
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