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Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 145/162 VLF Press Series Receives 2013 InterTech Technology Award

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Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 145/162 VLF Press Series Receives 2013 InterTech Technology Award

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For the first time in :35 years, Printing Industries of America (PIA) honored a 57"/64" sheetfed offset press with a 2013 InterTech Technology Award. Heidelberg's Speedmaster XL 145/162 VLF press series was recognized for its twin-gripper delivery system and Remote Fan-Out Control (RFOC), features that bring peak performance to large-format, light paper printing and perfecting. The combined cost savings of both technologies can top $1 million per year in time and paper costs alone.

"True leadership is proven by consistency," said Harald Weimer, president, Heidelberg USA. "This is the 32nd time a Heidelberg innovation has been privileged to receive an InterTech Technology Award, and we are extremely proud to continue our unique history of innovation. This year, Heidelberg is the only offset press manufacturer to be so honored. Launched in 2008, our XL 145/162 platform is the newest in the industry, as well as the first to receive an InterTech Technology Award in this class."

Launched at drupa 2012, the twin-gripper delivery secures both the front and tail edge of the sheet, guiding it all the way through the delivery--without any scratching or marking. …

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