Automation paves the way for savings in energy and raw materials
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
The last few years have seen Muller Martini Book Technology make significant progress in the automation and efficiency of hardcover production systems. Thanks to intelligent control and drive systems, processes are not only much more precise, but also more energy-efficient.
The new Muller Martini hardcover machines utilize the high-tech control system of an innovative automation system, which includes both hardware and software. The new compact hardware modules are much smaller and conserve more heat compared to the predecessor series.
Servo Motors Exchange Energy in the Multiple-axis Module
Another machine, the Ventura MC thread sewing machine, and other new machine generations have achieved extra savings thanks to new main drives: The three-phase current asynchronous motors meet the latest efficiency classes. Their efficient bevel gears require up to 40% less energy than conventional drives with worm gears.
Since heating elements are responsible for consuming a large amount of energy, Muller Martini Book Technology has developed compact, well-insulated premelters, which radiate less heat. To save energy, drying and heating sections are equipped with infrared heaters that only radiate heat when products are being processed and the heater wave length used is also adapted to meet the relevant requirements in terms of energy optimization. While the wave lengths are adapted to dry water in the gluing sections, the heating section up stream of the Diamant MC uses short-wave infrared heaters, which heats the bookblock right through to the core.
Vacuum Generation by Means of Energy-saving Ejectors
Waste-free Production Saves Raw Materials
Automation systems, which Muller Martini has been using in its machines for years, increase the machines' efficiency rate. The systems use the supplied energy intelligently and efficiently, thus resulting in lower power consumption. And thanks to the highly accurate processes at the start of production, there is virtually no production waste and savings are also made on raw materials. This is a vital benefit, especially on small print runs seen more and more with the advance of digital print in book production.
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