Muller Martini Showcases Saddle Stitching Innovation
Hauppauge, New York–based Muller Martini will host an open house at the company’s Long Island headquarters June 5 to 7. The event—entitled “First to the Finish: Leading-Edge Saddle Stitching Solutions for Maximum Automation”—will feature several live machine demonstrations. The event will highlight ways in which printers and binders can increase productivity and profits by finishing jobs faster with the use of state-of-the-art automated finishing technology. In addition, several individual areas will be set up focusing on specific approaches that operations can implement to boost their production control and flexibility.
The Muller equipment that will be demonstrated includes:
• The 13,000 c/hr. BravoPlus saddle stitcher with AMRYS, providing a level of automation unmatched in the mid-range class. The equipment offers convenient, highly efficient computer-aided make-ready and changeover for fast set-ups, and allows the machine to be customized in moments to meet changing job parameters.
• The 11,000 c/hr. BravoPlus T saddle stitcher—with partial AMRYS—featuring PLC-assisted controls and comfortable touchscreen operation with simple adjustment of clinchers. BravoPlus T can be expanded at any time to feed up to 14 signatures or 12 signatures with a cover folder feeder.
• The 9,000 c/hr. Presto saddle stitcher, which provides automated menu-guided PLC controls and easy touchscreen operation. The versatile Presto stitcher handles an extensive assortment of different size books encompassing standard products. Furthermore, Presto operates in 1:1 or 1:2 modes, providing the capability to run difficult signatures or to maintain high-speed productivity when loading bulky projects. Presto offers expansion up to a maximum of six twin feeders. The Presto saddle stitcher also features an in-line, three-knife trimmer, along with an efficient Apollo compensating stacker. It also offers the advantages of a high/low folio, gripper and suction opening and flat loading feeders.
Said Werner Naegeli, president and CEO of Muller Martini, “The advantages of the equipment we’ll be displaying are many, including more efficient workflow, faster job turnarounds, higher product quality and the flexibility to produce a broad array of products utilizing many different and expandable configurations, fulfilling an operation’s current demands, as well as addressing their strategies for the future.”