This year, the Alliance Days of The Postpress Alliance take place for the second time. The event will be carried out in two parts. From November 16 to 19, 2021, the Alliance partners will present their machines live in Solms within the framework of an open house. Visitors are expressly welcome and can look forward to face-to-face conversations. The second part of the event will take place on November 30, 2021 and December 1, 2021 as a virtual VIP event with live video broadcasts. For this, interested customers can make individual, non-binding video appointments with the Alliance partners. Compared to similar concepts, the advantage here is that these are no webinars with many participants. Instead, the participants are 1:1 exclusively in VIP meetings with the Alliance partners and thus benefit from very personal machine demonstrations.
All interested customers who want to take part in the Alliance Days of the Postpress Alliance – whether live on site or virtually as a VIP visitor – please register on the platform www.postpressalliance.com as from mid-October.
The visitors of the Alliance Days can look forward to the following highlights from the postpressworld.
baumannperfecta: Modular solutions for any company size and every printing area.
Visitors of the Alliance Days can experience tailor-made in-line and offline solutions from the modular baumannperfecta system – from a simple pile hoist to a fully automatic jogging and cutting system, including the integration into the workflow. Baumannperfecta presents two fully automatic jogging and cutting systems – one for commercial printers and one for pharmaceutical applications.
The system for commercial printers is composed of the fully automatic jogging system BASA, which transfers the jogged and aligned layers to the fully automatic cutting system BASS. The high-speed cutter with the robot and in combination with the buffer system BVP, takes over the fully automatic cutting of the material, which is unloaded on a pallet by means of the connected unloader.
In the system for pharmaceutical application, which even allows the fully automatic processing of grammages under 40 g/m², use is made of the BASA jogging system with logistics. The jogged and aligned layers are temporarily stored in a multi-shelf with 28 buffer spaces. Like this, the continuous material flow to the connected, also fully automatic cutting system BASS, is granted. Here, the cuts are also unloaded on a pallet via the unloader.
BOGRAMA: All In – die-cutting solutions with Swiss precision
With the rotary die-cutting machine BSR 550 Servo and the automatic card collator and stacker ACC 550 HS BOGRAMA presents an automatic production system for playing cards. In this modular design, complete deck of cards are die-cut, stacked, and transferred to a subsequent packaging unit – all in one single operation. With a productivity rate of up to 2,000 decks per hour and with highest cutting quality, the automated BOGRAMA production system offers everything necessary to produce competitively.
With set-up times of less than 1 hour, no limits are set for you and your customers. Increase the advertising effect of your products and immerse yourself in the world of a wide range of possibilities.
H+H: S45 small folding machine
The small folding machine S45 is suitable for the production of short folded sheets. It is available in a predefined configuration. However, the choice of continuous- or flat pile feeder is available. By dispensing with machine variants, production can be cheap and fast. The S45 package includes the feeder, the first and second folding units, the transfer unit, and the vertical delivery.
The S45 disposes of features that reduce set-up times, such as the integrated, movable transfer unit. The eight or four new types of buckle plates that allow for all adjustment work without removing the buckle plates. This ensures comfortable operation and saves change-over time. The small folding machine can be equipped with various peripherals, such as a press, a labelling unit or a parallel knife folding unit. With the S45, customers receive a rapidly available, complete small folding unit at a low price.
MBO: Autonomous production with fold quality control and signature change
MBO shows something unique: the autonomous post press processing from the feeder to the stacking of the signatures. This is possible by two completely new components: the optical fold quality control and the fully automatic signature change.
The control of the folded products takes place directly behind the folding machine by means of two cameras that measure the folding tolerances of the folded sheets. Signatures that are outside the tolerance are automatically ejected. This ensures that only perfectly folded sheets are transferred to the subsequent process.
For the fully automatic signature change, a camera on the feeder reads a data code that was previously printed on the signature. Each signature has its own code. If the signature changes, the CoBo-Stack cobot deposits the following signature on a new pallet. This prevents that different signatures are mixed up.
The autonomous production line from MBO is a milestone towards the fully automated post press. Finally, the bottleneck in post press is history!
Wohlenberg: Ideal solution for small runs
Wohlenberg presents the perfect binder Quickbinder Edition Digital in combination with a D09 three-knife trimmer. These machines in inline version form the smallest inline brochure production line from Wohlenberg with up to 2,000 strokes/h.
With the Edition Digital, thickness variable production is possible with both, the perfect binder as well as the three-knife trimmer. It offers the manufacturer a unique opportunity to produce inline brochures with different product thicknesses, even in short runs. Moreover, the Quickbinder continues to offer its unique variety of equipment options, such a back-stripping station and all glue technologies. Wohlenberg is ready for the next step.
About the Postpress Alliance
The Postpress Alliance is a union of Baumann MaschinenbauSolms, Bograma, H+H, HohnerMaschinenbau, MBO Postpress Solutions, Perfecta and Wohlenberg. The complementary machinery manufacturers in the ﬁnishing area have come together in a loose association to offer their customers an extensive and diverse range of postpress equipment. Concentrated know-how, together with a medium-sized, fast, and customer-oriented approach – that is what the Postpress Alliance stands for.
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