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Rollem International exhibiting at Print 17

Rollem International will be exhibiting at Print 17 on booth 845 from Sunday 10th to Thursday 14th September 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Il, USA.

PRINT 17 convenes the entire printing and imaging community – come connect, collaborate, and discover YOUR next profit opportunities.

For more details about the show and to book your place to attend please visit the website

Rollem exhibiting at Print Show 2017

Rollem will be exhibiting at The Print Show 2017 on stand A03b from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th October 2017 at the International Centre in Telford, UK.  Rollem will be demonstrating an offline business card print finishing system with conveyor.

The Print Show not only gives you the chance to see the latest print production technology from digital and litho presses, through finishing systems, to software and trade services. It offers a high value day for your business and a comprehensive educational programme.

Stewart Dyer joins Rollem as European Sales Manager

Stewart Dyer joined Rollem at the beginning of May as European Sales Manager. Stewart has 34 years experience in manufacturing in Technical and Sales management roles and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Stewart has 17 years experience at QuadTech Inc., international capital equipment manufacturer to the print industry.

Stewart will build on Rollem’s existing relationships and reputation for quality print finishing systems, focussing on growing the European marketplace.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director said “This is an exciting time for Rollem as we are seeing an increasing in UK and European business, Stewart will play a crucial role in continuing that growth.”


Rollem to exhibit at IPEX 2017

Rollem will be exhibiting at IPEX 2017 on stand F150 next to the PICON pavilion from Tuesday 31st October to Friday 3rd November 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.  Rollem will be demonstrating a number of their print finishing systems at the show, further details will be released next year.

IPEX is one of the world’s longest established exhibitions for the print industry with a heritage that dates back to the 1800’s. It is the UK’s largest and most prestigious print solutions event and will attract some 20,000 visitors and 400 + exhibitors.

The next edition will focus on PRINT IN ACTION. IPEX 2017 will showcase the full spectrum of working print equipment with the latest technology and innovations in production and applications on display.

Rollem exhibiting at Xerox Premier Partner Congress

Rollem will be exhibiting at the Xerox Premier Partner Congress in Barcelona, Spain from Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 10th May 2017. Rollem will join Premier Partners and Advisory Council members from around the world at this year’s Premier Partner Congress.

Rollem who are a Xerox Forum Partner will be exhibiting throughout the conference providing video demonstrations of the Rollem equipment which provide print finishing solutions for higher volume, web to print applications particularly for digital printing.

Speaking at the Xerox Forum will be Premier Partners who will share their knowledge & expertise along with Industry Leaders & senior Xerox Executives as well as speak to over 250 attendees at the conference.

For more details about the event click here

Rollem exhibiting at Get up to Speed

Rollem will be exhibiting at Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing on 26th April 2017 at Magna in Rotherham.  The event is now in it’s seventh year and sees around 2,000 young people meet businesses, training providers, colleges and universities to find out more about the exciting job opportunities in engineering and manufacturing across the Sheffield City Region.

There is a massive skills shortage in the engineering sector, 182,000 needed per year to 2022, and employers are struggling to recruit the skills they need and so The work-wise Foundation and Get up to Speed were set up by employers to help address this gap.  With the recent announcements by Mclaren Automotive and Boeing that they will be building new factories just off the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham these skills are set to be even more in demand in the region. 

Amongst the attractions and exhibitors will be Mazak (one of the largest CNC machine manufacturers) bringing a range of interactive and virtual reality equipment, the Army bringing a Husky vehicle, a biplane from the Vulcan to the Sky team, Stunt Pilot Lauren Richardson, University of Sheffield are bringing a 18m wing span human powered glider, the RAF, HS2 Rail College from Doncaster, a helicopter, the Bloodhound Rocket car regional finals, Lincoln Welding with the virtual welding equipment, a dalek, 10m scalectric and F1 simulator.

There will be a VIP lunch sponsored by Santander, which will also showcase the Innovation Competition and judging will take place throughout the morning. Year 7 to 11 students from a secondary school are teamed up with a local engineering, manufacturing or technology business to work on a real-life industry specific innovation challenge set by the company. The challenge runs from January 2017 to 26th April 2017. Supported by the IET and IMechE through their joint Engineering Education Grant Scheme each challenge is set by a business to simulate an actual business problem, giving insight into the daily challenges faced in business. The challenges enable participants not only to understand product design and development, taking the product to market, contributing directly to enterprise and entrepreneurship.

There are over 1,750 young people, ranging from Y7 to Y11 booked to attend already from across the region, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Hull, Wakefield  

There will be around 50 engineering professional bodies, colleges, training providers and companies  The training providers include: utc Sheffield, AMRC-Training Centre, NLT (training providers from Chesterfield), National College for High Speed Rail, Sheffield College, Chesterfield College, Rotherham College – RNN Group, University of Lincoln, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. 

This year we will be introducing a Futures Zone with CPD opportunities and materials and activities to take back into school.

If you would like to discuss further please let us know, I’ve copied in John Barber from The work-wise Foundation, mobile 07500 331400 who can discuss getting involved in more detail.

KTP project engineer joins Rollem in Design Engineer role

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Following completion of his Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Sheffield Hallam University, Sherif Ibrahim has joined Rollem in a Systems Design Engineer role.

Sherif who is an Electrical Engineer with a MEng degree from Imperial College, London and over 4 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.

Sherif will continue the KTP research and development project work looking at potential new print finishing markets and developing new technologies to broaden capabilities.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director said “This is an exciting time for Rollem as we are working on new products and applications to take Rollem into the next generation of print finishing equipment.”

Rollem invests in 3D printing technology

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Rollem have invested in two Makerbot 3D printers, the company has been using 3D printing technology for some time but the new printers have increased capacity and the range of uses.

The Makerbot Replicator+ and Makerbot Replicator Z18 are already making components for Rollem’s print finishing systems a number of which were previously made from metal and sourced externally.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director said “3D printing of components in house will mean we reduce the costs and time of developing and manufacturing parts for trial as part of our research and development programmes.”

Rollem supplies JetStream to Bradford based Collisons

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Rollem print finishing system at Collisons

Rollem have supplied a bespoke version of the JetStream system to Bradford based printer Collisons who are using the system to slit and cut SRA3 sheets into personalised greetings cards.

Following the initial install in October the Rollem JetStream is already showing benefits in increased production with a highly accurate and quality finish.  The new quick change cassette system has enabled Collisons to make the change in the size of greeting cards being produced much faster and reduced their downtime.

The bespoke JetStream system supplied with suction feeder enables Collisons to produce approximately 3,000 sheets per hour, finishing in two directions to enable the slit and cut.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director of Rollem said  “This system is our first system to feature the quick change cassette system on the heads of the machine. The new feature was developed in conjunction with a number of our customers who have highlighted the need to reduce the time taken in changing set up in sizes of different applications.”

General Manager of Collisons, Mike Lammas said “The machine has allowed the process to become fully automated with a Planet Press Work flow and Xerox digital presses. We also have the option to run the Rollem machine in-line with our Xerox iGen in the future.”

For more details about the Rollem JetStream please click here

First Rollem AutoPunch installed

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Rollem have supplied a bespoke version of the JetStream system to a European based printers who are using the system to cut B2 sheets and then auto collate the personalised playing cards into sets.The JetStream was installed in 2015 and now the latest Rollem machine, the Rollem AutoPunch is being added inline.

The Rollem AutoPunch was launched at Drupa this year, it can be configured to die punch paper, card and plastic up to A5 sheet size with stock weights up to 700gsm.  It integrates with Rollem finishing machines upstream and wrapping and boxing options downstream.  Dies are available in a range of sizes and a re-sharpening service is offered on request.

The installation of the Rollem AutoPunch will enable the company to save time and labour costs compared with the previous hand loading into a RAM punch.  The AutoPunch has also been integrated into an existing wrapping machine to provide one complete inline print finishing operation.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director of Rollem said  “as long term producers of equipment for playing card manufacturers we are pleased to be able to work with the company to tailor this system to meet their needs which will enable them to increase production with a highly accurate and quality finish. We see continuing development of our equipment and technology as a key part of our business and the Rollem AutoPunch expands our range to offer a complete finishing system.”

To see more about the Rollem AutoPunch please click here to visit the web page.