Mailänder 280

Feeder and infeed

High-performance feeder 780

Mailaender280 Anleger 1500x1000

On the new high-performance feeder 780, an independent, dedicated drive ensures reliable and trouble-free sheet transport. The low-maintenance drive eliminates wear-prone components such as cardan shafts and chain drives. The new feeder is at the same time especially simple to operate thanks to its clear layout. It handles all qualities of metal sheet with ease, and that up to a thickness of 0.5 mm.



  • Dedicated drives

  • Electronic synchronisation to the press

  • Continuous pile lift (option)

  • Developed for high speeds and large sheet formats

  • Quiet blower nozzles

  • Double-sheet ejection


Mailaender280 Anlage 1000x1500

The extremely flat sheet travel has received a further significant face-lift on the Mailänder 280. Newly designed front lays contribute to enhanced register accuracy. The lateral and circumferential register are controlled remotely from the console. Diagonal register adjustment is a manual setting as standard, but is also available in an optional motorised version.

  • Extremely flat sheet transport

  • Automatic format setting

  • Side guides for precise alignment of rectangular tin-plate, aluminium and scroll sheets

  • Air-knife stripper in the delivery for thin and lightweight sheets



Printing unit

Printing unit

Walzenstuhl gross frei 1245x1500

  • High-quality plasma-coated surfaces for plate and blanket cylinders

  • Plate and blanket cylinders run in bearer contact

  • Cylinders run in play-free multiple-row antifriction roller bearings – a prerequisite for the ultimately smooth and precise running of the Mailänder press



Inking unit - fast and slim

Probably the greatest innovation has been the incorporation of the complete printing tower from the MetalStar press. With this modern inking and dampening unit, the Mailänder 280 now also possesses a fast-reacting and stable printing unit capable of the highest print quality. The optimum heat dissipation, furthermore, ensures fast attainment of an ink-water balance and thus reduces start-up waste.


Further highlights

  • Disengaging of unused inking units – spares roller wear

  • Remote control of oscillation timing

  • Remote setting of vibrator frequency

  • Ink train separation with impression-off

  • Connection between inking and dampening unit switched from the console

  • Characteristic curve for parameterised compensation of dampening unit speed

  • Automatic pre-dampening program

  • Oscillating bridge roller on the dampening forme roller

  • Differential drive for the dampening forme roller to prevent the formation of hickeys; switchable from the console during production


ColorTronic ink ducts

The high repeat accuracy of previously set ink profiles can be attributed to the unique, bleed-free ink metering in the ColorTronic ink duct. The ceramic-coated duct roller for the new Mailänder 280 press is characterised by its ultimate flexural rigidity. The ink duct calibration remains unchanged over even longer periods, and print quality is maintained at the highest level.

Plate change

Mailaender280 SAPC 1000x1500
SAPC - Semi-Automatic Plate Change

  • Automated plate change

  • No need for tools

  • Precise plate positioning and clamping

  • Possibility of parallel plate changing in all printing units



  • Pneumatic opening and closing of the plate cylinder guard

  • Automatic rotation to the change positions

  • Automatic positioning of the plate cylinder

  • Automatic clamping and tensioning of the plate




Washing systems

Mailaender280 Clean Tronic 1000x1500

Automatic roller washing is naturally standard on the Mailänder 280. The blankets can also be washed with the automatic cloth-based washing system. The washing programs can be defined and selected individually for each printing unit at the console.










Mailaender-280 SRW 1000x1500
DriveTronic SRW - Simultaneous Roller Wash

The ink roller washing has always been one of the most time-consuming makeready processes at the printing unit. Thanks to a separate drive which enables the inking unit to run independently of the rest of the press, ink rollers and blankets can be washed at the same time. Washing times on the Mailänder 280 are thus drastically reduced.


Mailaender280 Leitstand-Ergo Tronic 1500x1000

  • Touchscreen for ergonomic access to all press functions

  • Modern, Windows-based control software

  • Remote control of inking and dampening settings

  • Remote register setting

  • USB port for fast exchange of job data

  • Integrated remote maintenance module with Internet link for remote maintenance and software updates


Ergo Tronic-ACR 1500x1000
Control console functions (dependent on incorporated options)

  • Job-specific saving of all relevant press parameters for repeat jobs

  • Maintenance indicator and print-outs of maintenance lists

  • Preparation of the next job while production is still running

  • Ink profile presetting via CIP3 data

  • Preview images




ErgoTronic ACR – Register measurement

ErgoTronic ACR is a console-integrated register measuring system. The hand-held measuring head is used to evaluate register marks on the printed sheets. The control function then calculates the necessary corrections for lateral, circumferential and diagonal register.

Technical data

Maximun sheet size

1000 x 1200 mm

39.37" x 47.24"

Minimum sheet size

510 x 710 mm

20.08" x 27.29"

Sheet thickness

0,13 - 0,50 mm

0.0051" x 0.0197"

Size of printing plate

1095 x 1220 x 0,4 mm

43.11" x 48.03" x 0.0157"

Maximun printing area

995 x 1200 mm

39.17" x 47.24"

Size of pre-bar blanket

1220 x 1275 mm

48.03" x 50.20"

Gripper margin

3 mm


Print start

5 mm from edge of sheet

0.197" from edge of sheet

Maximun mechanical

7500 sheets/h

(maximum printing speed depending upon print shop conditions and ingoing material quality) 

125 spm

Standard power supply

400 V / 50 Hz, 3 phase

Maximum weight of feeder pile

3500 kg


Productvideos: Mailänder 280

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