PF SCREEN PRINTING 42 images FEBRUARY 2021 Get up-to-date on the latest textile screen printing machinery and equipment from all the leading suppliers Up on screen Adelco: Cyclone Automatic Printing Press An automatic textile screen printing press with an advanced control system, the Adelco Cyclone is designed to run with “pinpoint accuracy at extreme speeds”. The Cyclone is available in a small, medium and large print size; each comes in various models with different options for the number of colours and print stations, so that users can select the best option for their production requirements. Adelco says the Cyclone provides print speeds in excess of 1,000 pieces per hour, and explains “even when operating at the lowest speeds, print quality is uncompromised thanks to its AC servo-motors that drive the print head for smooth print strokes”. “Using the latest advanced technology in textile screen printing, the Cyclone offers pinpoint registration of <+-0.2mm. It also comes with strong and light custom extruded aluminium print heads and pallet arms, providing the perfect strength to weight ratio.” The Cyclone features optional built-in LED lights that integrate into the print heads to provide screen visibility during set-up and production, as well as a rapid-lock, high-lift screen system to enable easy screen cleaning access and loading of flashes into any print head position. M&R: Cobra Automatic Screen Printing Presses The Cobra series of automatic screen printing presses provide operators with time-saving features needed for quick set-ups, says M&R. This includes electric print heads, tool-free squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments with air locks, pneumatic frame locks, and independent squeegee/flood speeds with digital displays. A newly designed flat-indexing system is also digital-compatible on most models. Cobra presses are also Tri-Loc and Tri-Sync compatible, which is designed to further minimise set-up times and maximise run times and productivity. The stage one launch of Cobra last year included seven different machine configurations in 40 x 45cm and 50 x 50cm print formats. In 2021, the stage two launch is scheduled to include two new 2021 Cobra models and six additional machine configurations in a 50 x 70cm print format, with up to 20-station/18-colour configurations; this launch will also include new head updates, a new chopper arrangement and a cleaner look to the entire Cobra line-up. The Cyclone provides print speeds in excess of 1,000 pieces per hour, says Adelco The Cobra series is Tri-Loc and Tri-Sync compatible to help minimise set-up times