Gearless servo flexographic printing technology

At PCMC, we have taken our servo driven technology to a whole new level. The ELS-MAX has taken technology from both inline and wide web CI presses and combined that technology to produce a fast changeover inline press that holds extremely tight register to PCMC’s historical standards. Printers will save up to 50-75% in both waste and setup time by having the capability to store and recall virtually every setting on the press. Stored jobs can also be shared between multiple presses with just a touch of a button.

The ELS-MAX is rated to run solvent ink along with our standard water-based and UV inks and offers the ability to quickly change press parameters to make it run extremely efficient on many types of material.

SteadyPrint technology is now available on the ELS-MAX. SteadyPrint print stabilization technology couples innovative patented mechanical designs with cutting edge disturbance cancelling algorithms that suppresses disturbance associated with the hard edge - largely removes the impact of bounce in flexographic printing. The press automatically learns when the disturbance occurs on each job and implements the cancellation algorithm to minimize or eliminate the impact on print quality. SteadyPrint received the 2019 FTA Technical Innovation Award.


  • Fast changeover with maximum savings on waste and setup time
  • Complete job storage and recall for virtually all press settings
  • PrintSense - Automatic zero speed impression setting
  • Automatic register control
  • Easy access to print units for web-up and cleaning
  • Easy access to motors and controls for maintenance
  • Interface to cameras for inspection, register, and color
  • Roll out ink drawers for easy access to ink chambers for process maintenance, cleaning, or exchange
  • Flextreme compressor located press-side to save on: heat loss, air loss, additional realestate needed, and installation time
  • Automatic timed cleaning for closed chambers and anilox roll
  • Run register tolerance +/- .003” up to 1000 FPM on most materials
  • Full direct driven servo technology for plate, anilox and impression cylinders
  • Fully motorized pressure adjustment for plate and anilox, both with skew adjustment
  • Closed ink chambers with large chamber opening and automatic force load for chamber to anilox pressure
  • Self contained ink system on each print unit
  • Sleeved plate and anilox rolls
  • Main operator station at the end of the press, and individual controls at each print unit
  • Up to 12 colors
  • Speeds at 750 fpm (228 mpm) and 1000 fpm (305 mpm)
  • Widths of 24 in (610 mm), 28 in (711 mm), and 32 in (812 mm)
  • Print repeats from 12 in (305 mm) to 30 in (762 mm)
  • Material range 0.0005 in (13 micron) to 14 pt tag (upgrade for 12 to 28 pt board)
  • Largest ink chamber opening and automatic force load against anilox
  • Efficient air drying (no gas required)
  • High-safety design, including VOC containment and Class 1 Div 2 rating
  • Print register tolerance +/- 0.003 in
  • Motorized lateral and circumferential register adjustment
  • Motorized pressure and skew adjustment for plate and anilox
  • Main operator station at end of press; individual panel at each print station
  • Direct-drive servo technology for plate, anilox, and impression cylinders
  • Self-contained ink system at each print station
  • Single roll or continuous run winders
  • Inline lamination