For over 20 years JB Machinery has offered innovative products to the sheet-fed corrugated industry that optimize performance, quality and safety. Whether it’s drying, curing, plate cleaning or ink management, JB equipment is designed for ease of use and total integration within the machine. JB products are designed and manufactured in the USA and have won many prestigious awards for innovation and quality.
The centerpiece of the JB product line is the range of ColorDry XL3000® IR dryers. Approaching 3000 installations in 56 countries, ColorDry XL3000 has become the industry standard, is the preferred choice of rotary diecutter and flexo folder-gluer OEMs around the world, and is virtually essential for maximizing the quality and productivity of the latest trend – inside/out flexo printing. The safest and most efficient dryer on the market today, ColorDry XL3000 includes Sentinel® sheet detection, Lead Edge Sheet Detection (where applicable) and the optional VisionMaster® with the latest 1080p digital camera technology and RFID reset to provide operators a real-time view inside the press when starting and running. ColorDry XL3000 allows users to print the highest quality product possible at high speeds and diecut in-line for a smooth and efficient process.
Other JB standards continue to grow in popularity and gain a strong foothold throughout global markets. ColorCure® ColdUV® is the leader in the UV curing segment, and now with TurboBoost™, offers the fastest UV curing times in the industry with speeds in excess of 50% of prior performance. KleenPlate® 3.0 auto plate wash and print defect eliminator has continued to hit the mark with many new installations currently in process around the world! InKomand® continues to gain acceptance globally as a fully automated, precise ink temperature control system with pH/viscosity monitoring and auto adjustment capabilities, that render it a true, set and forget it system.
New additions to the JB product offering for 2021 include AutoWash™ and DigiFlex™. AutoWash is a high speed plate cleaning system that provides automatic, simultaneous pre- or post-production sub five-minute washing cycles. A segmented soft brush roller system provides effective deep cleaning of all plate screen ranges and mattes. Using high speed rotation, oscillation and pulsation with a finite injection of detergent treated water followed by a rapid power drying interval, plates are quickly cleaned and ready for the next job.
DigiFlex, JB’s high speed variable imaging system, can be retrofitted to most rotary diecutters, flexo folder-gluers, specialty folder-gluers, flatbed diecutters or any corrugated line where modest space is available. DigiFlex comprises imager, ink delivery system, LED UV system, control software and full docking system. It’s the only system that is capable of printing 600 dpi at 1,000 ft/minute on all substrates, including semi or fully coated paper. DigiFlex is an additional turnkey print unit that provides variable data capability, inside and outside the box, without any changes to the architecture of the host machine.
Finally, JB Machinery is pleased to announce our new headquarters at 33 Riverside Avenue in Westport, CT and the unveiling of many of our new innovations at SuperCorrExpo (Orlando, FL, August 9-12, 2021), where we hope to catch up, face to face, with longtime friends, new prospects and supplier partners alike!