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Ever precise, screen printing on glass could always distribute ink uniformity along entire surfaces, thereby ensuring high coverage. The reliability of such technology was Cugher’s goal behind both the design and production of company’s machine range, all characterized by advanced engineering while being easy to use and maintain.

Each machinery is calibrated to offer high performance based on the glass to be printed, which must have precise requirements linked to industry affiliation. These include glass dimension, thickness of deposited ink or print repeatability.  Here we add the different needs of different producers, which may vary, depending upon the printing number for each glass as well as plant productivity.  In this scenario it can be a challenge to find a standard machine that will satisfy every requests. For this reason Cugher has decided over years to adopt a customer oriented approach by which to highly personalize each machine.

Creating new models comes as the immediate consequence of exploring market and customer needs, as happened for the newest Compact 4C, evolution of the consolidated Compact Series that, for years, Cugher has distributed to Home Appliance customers that produce cooktops and glass for household appliances, also drilled.

The Compact Series is designed to be a fast machine for squared and rectangular glasses, of small and medium dimensions, to guarantee a high productivity. Consequently its evolution, the 4C, cannot fail to obtain the same performance. The peculiarity of this new model is the capability of process bigger glass compared to the basic one, from a minimum of 150×50 mm up to a maximum of 1300×700 mm. This is possible because the new structure with four columns is able to sustain a greater weight of a wider printing head compared to the traditional model – everything, precisely, without scarifying productivity. The new printing head is designed to accommodate Cugher’s E2E system for printing right up to the edge, a feature that’s increasingly taken into consideration, also in home appliance sector, and achievable only with screen printing. 

Always compared with the basic Compact, the 4C has new functionalities widely appreciated by buyers and typical of more expensive models, namely frame cleaning with extraction without losing the register and the printing bridge rotation for squeegee and flood bar changing.

The Compact 4C is fully automatic, meaning that glass arrives at the machine entrance through a belt system where it is pre-aligned to optimize the cycle. The glass is then transferred to the printing table, made of aluminum with scratch-resistant surface, then perfectly centered before printing takes place. The printing phase is quick and precise, all parameters can be set through the operator panel, from squeegee and flood bar pressure and speed, to frame regulation, up to peel off height.  

The Compact 4C allows for processing of big symmetrical batches in reduced times, ensuring for example 550 pcs/h for glass with dimension of 1144×692 mm. Printing precision between every piece is +/- 0,08 mm, which gives standard quality to the final product. As with all Cugher’s machines, this one can be integrated in line con innovative vision systems for quality control, both for glass and printing.

Cugher reports confidence that the introduction of this new model among its products can satisfy an increasing number of customers. Indeed, besides the features aforementioned, the Compact 4C has a considerable commercial advantage, being a machine that can process bigger glasses compared to the basic model, only with the same performances and without resorting to larger and more complex machine models. This definitely comes as more cost-effective compared to many other solutions.

The Compact 4C is an excellent compromise between agility and dimensions. As such, it enters the production plant of glassworks that seek reliability and high performance with a partner like Cugher, a company that can support customers at every stage of machine’s life, from installation to periodic maintenance.

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