Dave Burgess“2018 was a very successful year for JB Machinery,” reports JB Sales Director – the Americas, Dave Burgess. “Innovative upgrades and feature enhancements across our product lines inspired a renewed excitement among current users and new customers.”

“For more than two decades JB Machinery has focused on providing outstanding products and service to the sheetfed corrugated market. We continually evaluate the current and future trends of the industry from the packaging, converting and equipment perspectives in order to develop and enhance our complementary suite of products to provide optimum safety, efficiency, productivity and quality of direct print on all corrugated substrates, expanding our product range and reinforcing our position as industry leaders.

The expanded range includes IR drying, LED & MV based Cold UV curing, auto plate washing & printing defect elimination, ink temperature control and more.

Next Generation

We are also excited to announce that in early 2019 Spencer Bird will join JB as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager, inheriting the region developed by retiring representative Dick Mcleod. A 2016 graduate of Syracuse University, Spencer leaves the position of Sales Account Manager at global IT firm TEKsystems to start the third generation of sales leadership in the family business.

New Generation

ColorDry™ XL3000™ range of IR dryers with Sentinel™ technology is the latest version of JB’s core product and, after extensive R&D efforts, is the safest IR dryer in the marketplace. It includes the most all-encompassing LED sheet detection system, lead edge sheet detection, RFID reset for real time HMI and smart phone reporting, VisionMaster® 1080P HD monitoring, inspection and DVR with central RFID accountability for simultaneous remote reset. Automatic intelligent power management tools render more industry firsts for costing and optimized energy consumption from job to job.

ColorCure® ColdUV™, with the newly introduced UV TurboBoost power supply and proprietary custom UV lamp provides a massive increase (>50%) in cure speed, ensures a longer lamp life and is easily retrofitted on all existing JB UV Curing Systems.

KleenPlate® 3.0 – auto plate wash and printing defect eliminator has been refined and fully automated with little to no set up time required to utilize the newly developed ‘on-demand’ auto plate wash, or the more traditional continuous dry cleaning mode.

NOW… KleenPlate 3.0 not only avoids color variation while eliminating printing defects, but also enables plate washing of all printing plates within 3-5 minutes, regardless of the number of printing units.

Optimizing the Process by optimizing Productivity and Quality

InKomand® ensures consistent printing results by controlling the ink temperature, pH and viscosity. Flexo ink performance is optimized by controlling the ink temperature between 66°– 74° Fahrenheit or 18°– 22° Celsius. Temperatures outside this range will cause dramatic swings in pH and viscosity. Such swings will require the automatic or manual addition of chemical adjusters, (water/pH conditioner). The addition of such chemical adjusters will in turn cause chemical imbalance of the inks, leading ultimately to an inability to print, significant waste and lost production time.

InKomand® provides instant, on-demand heating or cooling for a five-minute response to the targeted temperature by print unit to stabilize the viscosity and pH throughout the run. With InKomand you can control the ink temperature, stabilize viscosity and pH, optimize print quality, maximize productivity and significantly reduce waste automatically!

We would like to thank all our customers, partners and associates who took part in creating this environment of mutually beneficial success. We look forward to continuing to expand our product lines, relationships and partnerships in the coming year.”