Engen, Germany – In the future, manufacturers of disposable syringes will be able to print directly and
flexibly on cylinders through digital printing processes right inside the system. The offer by Waldorf Technik
is rounded off through the use of EVE Suite – the digital service portfolio of HAHN Digital to raise
productivity, efficiency and quality.
Waldorf Technik developed an automation system, together with their long-standing partner Netstal –
premium brand for injection molding machines from the KraussMaffei group - which is based on their Vario
TIP® System. This way syringe barrels can be printed on, directly after extraction from the injection molding
machine, using digital printing. The system will be displayed in hall 15, booth D24.
Production and processing on the site runs completely cavity sorted for maximum efficiency and safety.
Immediately after extraction of the syringe barrels from the injection molding machine, the piston stop of
the syringe is checked for proper processing by means of camera systems. Thereafter, the barrels are set up on a moving table for transport. The next camera check controls the Luer fitting before the cylinders are
transported to the print station. Before the print, the cylinders are prepared with plasma treatment. This
ensures an optimal adhesion of the print. Afterwards, the prints are dried through UV radiation. Then the
syringe barrels can be packed or individually processed according to the customer requirements.
The digital printing process guarantees maximum flexibility because the print data is sent directly from the
computer to the printer. A modification or print head replacement is not necessary. Waldorf Technik
realized this printing solution in collaboration with Hapa AG, using their compact digital print module
Another highlight on the fair site is Waldorf Technik’s presentation of EVE Suite, the comprehensive digital
service portfolio of HAHN Group, to which Waldorf Technik belongs as a subsidiary. With EVE Analytics
system operators are, for example, able to monitor the status of their systems remotely and at any time
conveniently via PC, smartphone or tablet. On top of that EVE Support offers an opportunity for guided and
individual remote maintenance with the use of augmented reality and smart glasses for video calls.
The subsidiary companies GeKu, Waldorf Technik and Wemo form the division Material Handling within
HAHN Group, establish a global network and bundle their extensive competencies in the plastics industries.
All three will be represented jointly in hall 10, booth E61.