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GBC Introduces 8500HS Cyclone for Ultra High-speed Lamination

Monday, June 02, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf (Germany), May 29, 2008 - GBC Commercial Laminating Solutions Group, part of ACCO Brands Corporation and world market leader in print finishing equipment and consumables, is unveiling their fastest and most advanced commercial laminating system at drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, May 29 – June 11. Running at speeds up to 500 ft. (150 m) per minute, the GBC 8500HS Cyclone offers greater productivity than any other system in this market.

Besides its astounding speed, the 8500HS Cyclone can accommodate sheet widths up to 44 in. (112 cm). Three models are available for sheet lengths of 31 in. (79 cm), 44 in. (112 cm), and 56 in. (142 cm). At drupa 2008, GBC will be running the 56 in. model.

The technologically advanced 8500HS Cyclone includes an integrated high-speed MABEG® feeder that can run up to 18,000 sheets per hour. MABEG feeders are known worldwide for their reliability and accuracy.

State-of-the-art engineering developed GBC’s new Advanced Adhesion Mechanism that will be seen for the first time at drupa ’08. Located in the lamination unit of the 8500HS Cyclone, this mechanism is designed to improve bonding at all speeds.

After prints are laminated, they are separated with the aid of a track-mounted snapping assembly that remains stationary while running and maintaining its grip over the entire sheet. The result is clean and accurate separation of prints before they enter the stacker.

A single operator can easily control all critical functions of the 8500HS Cyclone from one of the two touch-screen monitors that have been strategically placed on the system. At the main screen, the operator can quickly configure job settings including sheet length, speed ratios, film tension and separation. Job parameters can be stored in memory for recurring jobs.

 

 

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