UNIPLAN 500: Three Months of Success

Product Stories11 Dec 2019

The new UNIPLAN 500 has been an international success and has received great public and critical acclaim. The machine designed by Leister won the SGIA award for Product of the Year.

Author: Alberto Pecchio, Marketing Specialist, Leister Italy

Three months after the launch, the many clues collected form a certain proof: it was a successful autumn for the new UNIPLAN, a product that has significantly increased the potential in the new versions 300 and 500. To weld truck tarpaulins, curtains or advertising banners with ease and quality, the Leister automatic welding machine is the best choice: with a single machine and without wasting time, it is possible to create hems and reinforcements. The integrated lifting of the tarpaulin and the automatic rotation towards the inside of the nozzle also make work easier and increase process safety.

The digital display allows you to manage the welding parameters and, in the case of UNIPLAN 500, to store them for future use. The welding speed, theoretically higher than 15 m/min / 49.2 ft/min, is twice as fast as the previous UNIPLAN models, makes the other welding machines of the same category pale and is able to satisfy even the most demanding professionals in the welding of PVC sheets.

Moreover, the swivelling and sliding roller wheel makes it particularly easy to avoid obstacles such as eyelets, rivets or fixing hooks. Switching from overlap welding to hems or keder is very easy, all to the benefit of speed and productivity.

The combination of many positive features makes it easy to understand the decision of the jury of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), which in 2019 awarded UNIPLAN 500 the title of Product of the Year (category Banner finish - eyelets, hems and welding).  The jury evaluated over 200 products to select the most interesting new products in the segment.

The award is a confirmation of the quality of Leister products and adds to what is now beginning to become an interesting collection: in 2017 SGIA awarded the same prize to HEMTEK ST, the solution for the welding of banner curtains and tarpaulins that, as we have seen, shared the Leister Viscom space with UNIPLAN this year.

Valentina Genualdi

Valentina Genualdi works as a Sales Assistant for Leister Italy. She supports customers with questions about products and applications in plastic welding and industrial process heat.