J.S. McCarthy Purchases US’s Fastest Speedmaster from HEIDELBERG to Expand Folding Carton Capacity

Left to proper: Jon Tardiff (President and CEO), Randy Robbins (Pressroom Supervisor), Scott Libby (Pressman), Greg Giasson (Pressman in coaching), Jordan Woolridge (Pressman), Nick Tavernier (Press Helper), Jason Baird (Pressman).

Kennesaw, Ga. – Based as a industrial printer in 1947, J.S. McCarthy, Augusta, ME, is experiencing unprecedented development in its folding carton enterprise. The corporate, needing a sooner and extra dependable press to maintain up with its elevated manufacturing, not too long ago bought a brand new Speedmaster XL 106 from HEIDELBERG. The brand new XL 106, which runs at 21,000 sheets per hour and is the quickest rated sheetfed offset press on the earth, would be the first of its form to be put in in america.

The Quickest Press within the World

J.S. McCarthy has seen “excessive development” in its folding carton enterprise since deciding to go “all in” with packaging 5 years in the past via $20 million in infrastructure and gear investments. In accordance with Jon Tardiff, CEO & President of J.S. McCarthy, the corporate is anticipating a 50% income improve from folding cartons through the subsequent 2-3 years. J.S. McCarthy, who produces paperboard packaging primarily for the meals, pharmaceutical, and beauty markets, will set up its new Speedmaster XL 106 late subsequent yr to interchange an older press of aggressive know-how. Its present press is now not a “viable back-up” for the corporate’s 2018 Speedmaster XL 106 that runs 24/7 producing all the corporate’s folding cartons. “We’re able the place we principally have one press driving your complete plant. The brand new XL 106 goes to assist us digest all this new development,” mentioned Tardiff. The record-breaking speeds and reliability of the brand new XL 106 will considerably improve J.S. McCarthy’s throughput, which is crucial as a result of plant’s house limitations. The corporate, who not too long ago added onto its plant and is planning one other addition for 2023, is trying to the XL 106 to assist “get massive jobs via the plant as shortly and as productively as potential,” mentioned Tardiff.

HEIDELBERG not too long ago launched the upper pace possibility for its business main Speedmaster XL 106 platform. By growing the printing pace to 21,000 sheets per hour, the XL 106 is now the quickest press on the earth and is projected to provide upwards of 100 million impressions yearly with larger internet output than the 18,000 SPH mannequin. J.S. McCarthy anticipates ramping up its manufacturing to 50-70 million impressions, primarily based on its present common run size, throughout the first yr with a aim of reaching the press’s most output sooner or later. To attain larger speeds and internet output, HEIDELBERG has optimized over 200 elements all through your complete system, from feeder to supply. The improved elements and superior Speedmaster know-how, like new clever Person Expertise (UX), autonomous Push-to-Cease know-how, and AutoPlate Professional, assist to considerably reduce down on makeready and waste – contributing to J.S. McCarthy’s total effectivity and sustainability objectives. Moreover, this can be a carbon-neutral press, which implies CO2 emissions which can be generated throughout press manufacturing are compensated for by buying local weather safety certificates (Gold Commonplace). Additional sustainability efforts from the corporate embrace having its plant 100% wind powered and being FSC® licensed.

50% Productiveness Positive aspects

J.S. McCarthy first made the swap to HEIDELBERG’s Speedmaster know-how in 2018 with the acquisition of an XL 106-4+LYY-P+4+L. The machine changed two older presses of aggressive know-how and when put in, elevated the plant’s productiveness by 50%. The machine, which is lower than 4 years previous, has already acquired 200,000,000 impressions and runs persistently at its high operating pace of 18,000 sheets per hour. Since putting in its first Speedmaster, Tardiff and J.S. McCarthy haven’t regarded again: “HEIDELBERG continues to point out its total worth via its confirmed know-how and the ‘day in and time out’ productiveness we see with the variety of sheets to the ground we get each day,” mentioned Tardiff. Upon set up of the brand new XL 106 subsequent yr, a UV mannequin which can even embrace Prinect Inpress Management, the corporate expects even larger productiveness positive aspects than its first Speedmaster attributable to its larger speeds.

About J.S. McCarthy

Since 1947, J.S. McCarthy has supplied clients top-notch service, modern know-how, and high-quality merchandise. As one among New England’s oldest and largest industrial printers, the corporate has been on the forefront of business innovation, listening to what its clients want and offering them with options that make their companies extra profitable. Strategically buying new know-how all through the years with an eye fixed in direction of high quality and assembly buyer demand, J.S. McCarthy makes use of its industrial printing background to supply high-end folding carton packaging. Its investments in know-how are matched by its funding in human sources. J.S. McCarthy is a 100% employee-owned firm, the place every member of its crew has a vested curiosity in buyer success as a result of it immediately pertains to their success as enterprise house owners.

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