Harris & Bruno Remote Support Now Standard on Every ExcelCoat

Harris & Bruno International announces that all ExcelCoat offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ now come standard with remote support.

ExcelCoat remote support includes a web cam for troubleshooting coating application or mechanical issues, and Wi-Fi access for remote electrical diagnostics. This feature has been standard on every ExcelCoat installed since 2017. Retrofits are available for prior installs.

H&B remote support became standard due to the increase of large, integrated printers utilizing ExcelCoats across multiple shifts.

“It’s all about connecting the customer with the manufacturer to quickly get through any issue,” said H&B Regional Sales Manager Sean Tobler. “Very few finishing equipment manufacturers have the depth and know-how to offer services like this.”

Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno Daily Gemba Management Spring Newsletter

ROSEVILLE, CA— Over the last year, Harris & Bruno has been undergoing many changes to better align ourselves to lean principles and continuous improvement ideals. With these changes we have seen numerous process improvements and increased efficiencies in many areas of the company.

One of the major additions to our workflow at H&B has been the addition of Daily Gemba Management. Our Plant Manager and Ceritified Lean Expert Daniel Carr has prepared a newsletter to explain what Daily Gemba Management is, why it is important, and how it has been instilled at H&B.

Click below to download or preview the newsletter and learn more about our exciting lean journey at H&B!

 

H&B Showcases ExcelCoat Sheet/Web Options at 2018 Xeikon Cafe

ITASCA, IL– Harris & Bruno International is excited to announce that they will be attending the 2018 Xeikon Café in Itasca, Illinois this May. H&B is a leading global provider of printing and coating equipment for the commercial and packaging industries.

At Xeikon Café, H&B will be showcasing their ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ. ExcelCoat sheet coaters include the fully-automated ZR flood coater, and semi-automated ZRB “Base” flood coater. For web, H&B will be showcasing the 22” simplex or duplex ExcelCoat Web Coater. In addition to gloss, matte, and soft touch, the ExcelCoat series excels at custom applications and applying high-end specialty coatings like glitter, reticulated, and scented coatings. H&B coating systems are installed inline or near-line presses all over the globe, supported by H&B’s worldwide network of direct offices and service teams.

Harris & Bruno is looking forward to learning and collaborating with the Xeikon network during this special event. Visit us at Xeikon Cafe learn more about how ExcelCoat can answer your business’s unique needs.

Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

H&B Celebrates Ongoing Partnership with HP at Dscoop 2018

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DALLAS, Texas— Harris & Bruno International announces they will be attending Dscoop March 25-28  to celebrate their ongoing partnership with HP.

H&B is proud to offer fully automated priming and over coating systems for both sheet and web applications. The H&B ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters excels at high quality spot and flood coating applications for UV & AQ. H&B has channeled 70 years of experience into ExcelCoat’s superior chamber/anilox system, which leads the industry in applying gloss, soft touch, matte, and other high-end coatings with particulates.

As a proud partner, H&B has participated in Dscoop events in the America’s, EMEA, and APJ for many years. With ExcelCoat coating systems installed in conjunction with HP sheet and web presses worldwide, H&B looks forward to sharing how the ExcelCoat series can complement HP presses.

Visit Dscoop booth #143 to see ExcelCoat samples and get more information on how H&B can bring your business to the next level.

Harris & Bruno Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation

Harris & Bruno 70th Anniversary

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—Harris & Bruno International is proud to announce that 2018 marks the 70th year of operation for this worldwide printing and coating equipment manufacturing business.

“From supplying chambered doctor blades, circulation systems and coating modules in the flexographic and offset industries to introducing our AQ/UV coating technology on high-throughput offline/inline coaters in the digital market – innovation has been key to our success,” said H&B President Nick Bruno. “Just as important is that we have built a reputation of providing well-built machinery with global support.”

In fact, Harris & Bruno Europe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Further H&B sales and service are available worldwide.

“Due to the hard work of our dedicated employees, we are on solid footing for continuing a strong future for many years to come,” Nick Bruno said. “But above all, we thank our customers and partners for allowing this tradition of a family business in the printing industry to continue so long.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Joe Rodriguez Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of EMEA

He looks forward to continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.

Joe Rodriguez, Technical Director of EMEA

ROCKLIN, CA – Harris & Bruno International announces that Joe Rodriguez has been promoted to Technical Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In early 2018, Joe will relocate to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to serve as the technical lead in the Harris & Bruno Europe office. In his new role, Joe will be working closely with global service, project management, and customers as a central point of contact for all technical operations in the EMEA region.

“Relocating Joe to Europe will broaden his depth into the global printing markets and help align the successes between our North American and EMEA office,” said Nick Bruno, Harris & Bruno President. “Joe’s ability to learn quickly and his enthusiasm for solving printing and coating challenges makes him an ideal candidate to be promoted to Technical Director, EMEA.”

Before beginning his career at H&B, Joe completed a degree in Business Administration at Sacramento State and worked as a Project Manager at a major computer database company. He joined Harris & Bruno as a Project Manager in 2015, acting as a liaison between sales, H&B technical teams, and customers. Joe’s vast technical aptitude and ability to juggle many projects were among many proven qualities that qualified him for the role of Technical Director of EMEA.

“I am excited for this opportunity to build relationships with our offset customers and to help grow the digital market in the EMEA region,” Joe stated. “I look forward to getting our US and European offices running more cohesively and continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.”

Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is pleased to see Joe representing H&B in the EMEA region.

“Joe has proven to us that he has the skillset to move the company forward in this region,” stated Scott. “We are happy to see Joe grow within the organization, and very confident that he will do great in his new role.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for more than 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Doug Corbett Promoted to Harris & Bruno Global Service Manager

Doug’s aptitude for leadership and broad range of experience well equip him to bring global service efforts at Harris & Bruno to the next level.

Doug Corbett, Harris & Bruno Global Service ManagerROCKLIN, CA— Harris & Bruno International announces that Doug Corbett has been promoted to Global Service Manager. In his new position, Doug will manage all H&B service efforts worldwide.

Doug joined the H&B team in 2004, bringing with him nearly 20 years of industry experience. He began his career as Field Service Technician for Dahlgren Canada, Dahlgren International, and Dahlgren USA before serving as Vice President of Technical Services with MMT Manufacturing Corporation in Georgia for nearly a decade. Before joining H&B in November 2004 as a Field Service Technician, Doug held a position at Dahlgren Enterprises LLC as Vice President of Operations. His impressive resume and industry expertise made him a very attractive hire, and he quickly became a major asset to the company. In 2006, Doug was promoted to Field Service Manager, which made him responsible for H&B service efforts across North America, and eventually Asia.

“Doug’s experience in printing, dedication to a job done right, and positive attitude are the key ingredients that will make him a successful Global Service Manager for Harris & Bruno,” said Jim Riga, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Operations. “We are very confident in Doug, and look forward to him helping strengthen our service organizations across the globe. “

Doug is looking forward to his new position.

“My goal as Global Service Manager is to provide across the world the same excellent service that we provide in the United States,” said Doug. “I aim to set up service entities worldwide so that we can react quickly, and offer our customers the highest standard of service globally.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

New Plant Manager Daniel Carr Brings Lean Principles to H&B

Daniel brings 21 years of experience in a manufacturing environment to H&B.​ ​

Daniel brings 21 years of experience in a manufacturing environment to H&B.​ 

ROCKLIN,CA​– Harris & Bruno International announces that Daniel Carr has been hired as Plant Manager of the H&B Rocklin and Roseville locations. As of May, Daniel’s role is to implement systems to sustain the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the two plants.

“We are excited to have Daniel on the team,” said Vice President of Operations, Jim Riga. “His experience and passion for manufacturing and lean principles make him a great fit for our organization.”

The lean principles introduced by Daniel were quickly implemented by him & his teams at the two plants.

The lean principles introduced by Daniel were quickly implemented by him & his teams at the two plants.

Daniel joins the H&B team with 21 years experience in a manufacturing environment, and 16 years experience as an Operations Manager. He is currently finishing a degree in Business Technical Management from DeVry University
before continuing on to Keller University in Folsom for his Master’​s degree in Business; Project Management.

“I think that H&B has a great base of people willing and accepting to change,” Daniel said. “It was easy to come into a company like this and become a huge part of their lean transformation. People here are empowered to grow themselves and improve the company, which is a huge plus for me. It makes ​my job easier— and fun!”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Ikuma Suzuki Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of APJ

Ikuma’s 14 years of experience with Harris & Bruno have well equipped him for his new position.

Ikuma Suzuki Promoted to Harris & Bruno Technical Director of APJ

Harris & Bruno International announces that Ikuma Suzuki has been promoted to Technical Director of APJ (Asia Pacific Japan Region). As of August, Ikuma is now responsible in the APJ region for managing and supervising the H&B technical support team, coordinating projects, and working closely with OEM’s.

Ikuma has been part of the H&B team for 14 years. With an education in mechanical engineering, Ikuma joined Harris & Bruno in 2003 as a Project Engineer in the H&B Roseville, CA, Headquarters. In late 2006, he moved back to Japan to continue as an H&B Project Engineer. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2016.

“It is great to see Ikuma grow within the company and take on this new role,” said Vice President of Operations, Jim Riga. “His dedication, hard-work, and solution driven attitude are the ingredients we need to grow and support our customers in APJ.”

Ikuma is well prepared for his new role, with his previous position having many of the same responsibilities. As Technical Director of APJ, he will now have a much wider territory to manage.

“We have great people in APJ territory,” Ikuma said. “I hope to construct a talented team here in order to provide exceptional technical support to APJ customers.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno ExcelCoat ZRS30 Sheet Spot Coater Provides Accuracy & Efficiency

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZRS ZR30 Spot Coater

Camera Sensor Sheet Registration Provides Superior Accuracy and Efficiency

Roseville, California — Harris & Bruno International is thrilled to share that the ExcelCoat ZRS30 Sheet Spot Coater made its debut this September at Print 17. The ZRS30 utilizes a quick change flexo-style plate system and sophisticated camera registration technology that compensates for digital drift.

An inline/offline spot coater for UV and/or AQ chemistries, the ExcelCoat ZRS30 raises the bar in advanced finishing machinery. The ZRS30 has an integrated high speed camera sensor which picks up a printed target on the tail edge of each sheet. The sensor then instructs servo motors to accurately align the print to the coating head. This cutting edge technology provides superior sheet registration.

The ExcelCoat ZRS30 has the ability to spot coat up to 30 in x 24.5 in (762 mm x 622 mm) sheets, with a max thickness of .024 in. The ZRS30 also features automated wash up and coating pumping systems, and a quick change sleeve system to swap out coating plates quickly, making it the perfect fit for packaging and commercial print applications.

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com