Lockdown precautions for Polar equipment

Steps to be followed

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Polar cutting machine
Polar cutting machine

Recently, Heidelberg released news detailing the precautions that must be taken during the lockdown period for Heidelberg postpress equipment.

General maintenance

▪ Disconnect the machine from the main power supply

▪ Remove the knife, clean with oil and keep it safely in the box to avoid rust

▪ Remove all the side covers and clean the machine with pressurized air to clear the dust

▪ Apply lubricant on the machine with a grease gun in all the nipples (around 15 nipples)

▪ Clean the cutting table area and apply WD40 and apply a thin film of oil to avoid rusting

▪ The clean area surrounding the equipment properly, clear the wastage bin as well

▪ Safeguard the machine from dust, rats/rodents with a protective covering

▪ Ensure that the machine is not switched on during lockdown, be ensured to check the power connections with an electrical expert before switching-on the machine.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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