Designed as an alternative to traditional offset solutions, DMD incorporates twenty years of SACMI expertise in developing single-pass digital printers. Key advantages include outstandingly flexible production control and changeovers. The version showcased at the international Metpack fair will be combined with the exclusive ECLIPSIM DECO inspection system, the first such solution on the market
SACMI DMD is the digital alternative to metal sheet offset decoration. It is designed to streamline logistics while maximizing customization, small lot efficiency and environmental sustainability.
So how is all this achieved? Drawing on SACMI’s extensive know-how and experience in digital printing, the DMD (Digital Metal Decoration) single-pass digital printer is designed to decorate the metal sheets typically used to form containers for the industrial and food sectors.
Its key feature is digital decoration control, at output rates as high as 2,500 sheets/hour. This offers an effective response to the trend towards ever-smaller batches and the burgeoning demand for customization, delivering a flexibility that would be impossible with rigid ‘analogue’ decoration systems (which generally offer very high speeds but long changeover times).
Already a firm favorite with leading players just months after its launch, the SACMI solution on show at Metpack 2023 delivers an effective minimum resolution of 600 dpi, allowing for highly detailed decoration. And to allow special effects, the DMD printer comes complete with a digital channel dedicated to full-frame or selective coating. Incorporating all the usual SACMI design features, the DMD is the result of many years’ experience, gained from installing over 1000 machines worldwide: machines synonymous with reliability and guaranteed digital printing quality.
Key plus-points on the version at the fair include integration of the DMD with the ECLIPSIM DECO lithographed metal sheet inspection system, which was developed by the SACMI Rigid Packaging Computer Vision Division. Thanks to AI and the enhanced software/hardware system, ECLIPSIM DECO runs accurate yet ultra-high-speed checks on the decorated sheet, detecting even the slightest deviations (tone-color, black specks, contamination and specific printing process defects).
With DMD and ECLIPSIM (the latter is also available with the exclusive new Classy AI interface), SACMI has developed the first complete solution on the market, one that offers exciting prospects in terms of sustainability. With installed electrical power about half that of an offset printing system and drastically simplified logistics (less warehouse stock, just-in-time production), this takes manufacturers another step closer to a true smart factory. Moreover, it highlights SACMI's role as a leading producer of dedicated, integrated vision systems for every single primary rigid packaging product/process.
Visit us at Metpack 2023 (2-6 May, Messe Essen), booth n. HALL1 1C28