New M&R Cobra Automatic Screen Printing Press Sets High Standard

M&R Printing Equipment, the world’s largest manufacturer of screen printing and digital printing equipment, is pleased to announce the release of the new Cobra automatic screen printing press, developed to increase productivity, saving printers time and money.

According to the company, the Cobra, with production speeds of up to 80 dozen per hour, sets a new standard in high-volume screen printing production. Along with offering features such as a flat indexing system, spider arm design, a slimline pallet-leveling system, and new front and rear off-contact micro adjustments, the Cobra is digital ready and supports the DS-4000 Digital Squeegee in select models.

The newly designed, robust, flat indexing system provides super-fast printing and features extremely quiet operation. The new spider arm design features pneumatic locking, Quick-Flip front frame holders, allowing for rapid screen loading and unloading, tool-free pallet locks for quick pallet changes, and is Tri-LOC and Tri-SYNC compatible — like all M&R presses — reducing setup time and maximizing run times and productivity.

The Cobra’s pallet and screen adjustment controls include a new slimline pallet-leveling adjustment system, upgraded precision front and rear micro adjustments, simple front and rear on-head/off contact controls, and independent squeegee pressure gauges on every printhead.

The Cobra’s HMI interface features the new Heads Idle Mode and updated Revolver Print Program. The Cobra’s Maintenance Minder System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due, allows for saved printing recipes, and integrates with additional M&R press equipment, such as flashes and select models of the DS-4000.

According to the company, Cobra’s new high-resolution touch screen interface and built-in tutorial screens give quick onscreen access to multi-language setup guides, operating instructions, and enhanced icon graphics, making it the most user-friendly product on the market.

The Cobra is available in two models: the Cobra 1618 and the Cobra 2020. The Cobra 1618 is available in 10-station/8-color, 12-station/10-color, and 14-station/12-color configurations. The Cobra 2020 offers the same configuration options as the Cobra 1618 but adds 16-station/14-color capability. The Cobra 2020 14-station and 16-station models both offer seamless integration and compatibility with M&R’s Digital Squeegee DS-4000.

Regarding the launch of the new M&R Cobra press, Danny Sweem, CEO of M&R Printing Equipment states, “In a year that has been particularly difficult for screen printers globally, we are excited to be in the position to inject a little good news and optimism into our industry — and to let the world know that even during the toughest of times, M&R does not stop innovating or thinking about how we can make life easier for our customers.”