RS 5003 - Gravure printing platform

Qualitative, cost-effective and sustainable production

The solutions in the RS 5003 platform deliver superior performance on a variety of flexible materials, including the new eco-friendly packaging substrates for the efficient production of short, medium and long runs of food, beverages and non-food flexible packaging applications. Easy to operate and fast to make-ready and changeover, they feature BOBST unique solutions for sustainable operation with minimum waste for water-based or solvent-based ink printing applications.

Superior print quality and  consistent performance  

  • No compromise. High quality printing and speed combined at the same time. Printing on a wide range of materials including new eco-friendly substrates.
  • Easy  web handling and  very precise web tension control from the unwinder to the rewinder. No wrinkles even with critical/heat sensitive/stretchable substrates
  • Precise and uniform ink distribution system solutions to best fit application requirements and use of local ink varieties:
    • motorized inking roller (MPI)
    • idle inking roller (HSM)

  • Enhanced BOBST viscosity control system with ink cooling device for outstanding stability of the printing process.
  • BOBST supplies and integrates all required auxiliary equipment.

Advanced sustainability and cost savings

  • Reduced waste through short web path, register pre-setting and minimum volume of ink in circulation
  • Total Automatic Pre-register Setting (TAPS) for fast machine set-up and minimum waste independent of the press operator skills available as option 
  • Integrated Registron® register control for very fast and precise register correction
  • High efficient Twin Flow dryers with double airflow and dedicated ventilation systems
  • Fully automatic bi-directional reel splice at machine production speed. Winders energy recovery solution
  • Lower Explosion Limit (LEL) system reducing emissions into the atmosphere available as option.

Automated and connected 

  • Exclusive automation features ensuring process repeatability and required productivity
  • BOBST SPHERE Human Machine Interface, with common style and usability across all BOBST equipment
  • Connectivity features for full production and quality control:
    • Connectivity to enable remote access to production and process data 
    • Fast troubleshooting process minimizing breakdowns 
    • High level of security and protection for solving issues online without a technical intervention on site.

Advanced customer experience at Bobst Changzhou's facility

  • Print demonstrations or printing of customer jobs
  • Analysis of job production data such as solvent retention and quality control
  • Training classes in Chinese and in English by expert operators. 


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