Meccanotecnica: New video of Universe Web – FED sewing line.
Universe Web is the solution for high volume digital book production directly from the roll.
Universe Web reduces production costs by minimizing labor force and eliminating non-productive steps such as paper cutting, stacking and handling.
Universe Web signiﬁcantly increases productivity by reducing loading time (compared to a sheet-fed version), by improving the overall efficiency (new collating station), and by reducing to a minimum manual intervention (new automation capabilities).
Set-up time is reduced thanks to the automatic size change that, according to book format, sets the position of the registering device at the in-feed that aligns sheets for scoring: the collating unit, the pusher in the transport saddle, the registering guides that align 3-side, and open signatures on the sewing saddle.
The new Tech-ni-Fold scoring device is easier to set-up and provides perfect creasing of any kind of sheets including those with landscape size. The ionizing unit removes the potential electrostatic charge for better handling of the paper
After scoring, sheets are folded into 4-pages and collated to compose a signature.
The new collating station features two pair of cylinders that work independently to increase the feeding frequency of the sewing unit, improving process efficiency and productivity.
Thanks to the auto-programming feature, the unit runs different jobs on-the-ﬂy, enabling hands-free work ﬂow. Books, with the same format but different page count, are automatically managed thanks to smart barcode technology. In this working mode, the only task of the operator is to follow loading and unloading.
During sewing, book blocks are automatically separated from each other and delivered spine-up for easy unloading.
The thread trimming device reduces thread ends to around 10 mm, preventing them from sticking out between the book and the cover. As for GigaLynx Dual Control camera – after the collating station – it veriﬁes the sequence by reading barcodes or images.
Not to miss the Siemens PC controls all functions and the new 17” touch screen monitor displays all information in a graphic and simple way. For further assistance, the PC is ready for remote service connection.
Thanks to web connectivity and INDUSTRY 4.0 it is possible to oversee LIVE PRODUCTION from everywhere in the world by simply accessing your tablet or Smartphone. The system is also integrated by an e-mail server, that, if requested, notiﬁes preset events.
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For more information on the Meccanotecnica Universe Web, please contact your local Dynagraph partner.
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