InterTech Technology Award 2013 – Speedmaster XL 145/162 honored
- Double gripper technology and paper stretch compensation result in much lower paper consumption and impress judges
- Heidelberg wins coveted award for 32nd time
The Speedmaster XL 145/162 platform from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is the first machine technology in this format class to receive the coveted InterTech Technology Award.
Heidelberg was the first company in the world to offer motorized paper stretch compensation for large-format applications when it added this function to its Speedmaster XL presses in summer 2012.
The Speedmaster XL 145/162 platform from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has received the InterTech Technology Award 2013. The judges were particularly impressed with the double gripper technology and motorized paper stretch compensation (remote fan-out control), along with the associated potential for cutting costs in terms of paper consumption and reduced makeready times. This is the very first time in the award's history that press technology in this format class has received the coveted award. Overall, this is the 32nd InterTech Technology Award for an innovation from Heidelberg.