NÜRMONT Installs Its 100th Flexo
Printing Press – Nr. 2/2011 (18.5.2011)
NÜRMONT engineers installed the first "MiraFlex"
flexo-printing press from Windmöller & Hölscher
(W&H) in 2008. The 100th "MiraFlex" was sold
two years later – also to be installed by Nürmont.
Nuremberg, Germany. NÜRMONT has been supplying and installing
flexographic and gravure printing presses from printing press
manufacturer W&H for over ten years now. The company’s
engineers will be installing the 100th "MiraFlex"
in Britain in May 2011.
W&H sold the first flexographic press "MiraFlex"
to a customer from the UK at the world's leading printing
trade fair drupa in 2008. This is when NÜRMONT started
installing the new presses. From then onwards, NÜRMONT
has installed many more of them all over the world and is
about to put in the 100th machine in the "MiraFlex"
series. Starting from Lengerich, the work begins by dismantling
the machine at the manufacturer’s factory. Then at the
installation site in the UK, NÜRMONT specialists will
measure up the exact location for the new machine and finally,
they will install it and have it ready for operation. Since
the first "MiraFlex" was set up in the same hall,
the installers are familiar with the local conditions. Impressed
by the performance of the first machine both technically and
economically, the operator had no doubt about opting for a
With the experienced NÜRMONT team, customers and machine
manufacturers can be confident that the installation project
is in good hands, and will be completed in the shortest possible
time in close collaboration with the W&H commissioning
The new machine is to be installed between two existing lines,
which limits the space available, but gives the NÜRMONT
staff what they consider an interesting challenge.
Suitable lifting equipment, such as mobile crane, forklift
and scissor lift, is essential for assembling the large, heavy
machine components. The printing machinery is also heavy,
since the print unit itself weighs 20 tons and requires a
mobile crane able to lift 80 tons. Just how demanding the
job is can be seen by the height of the highest edge –
5.50 meters above the ground!
Along with relocation and the mechanical production of small
and special parts, installation is a key component of the
NÜRMONT portfolio. The Nuremberg company delivers, installs
and commissions machinery and equipment – in-house –
ready for operation – for manufacturers in all industrial