Since its market launch three years ago, the Diamant MC Bookline attracts more and more new users as books are produced efficiently and with exceptional quality.
First introduced at Drupa 2008, the Diamant MC with innovative Motion Control technology ensures efficient and accurate productions. The intelligent servo drive concept optimizes product-related movements of the individual process steps, thus increasing the flexibility and reliability of the production process even for the most difficult products.
The Diamant MC has had considerable success in the United States. Seven MC lines have been sold supporting a wide range of applications, including yearbooks, juvenile products, adult trade, and digital photo books. Since its initial introduction in 2000, thirty-three standard Diamant lines have been installed in the U.S. The exceptional quality, fast setup, and ease of use have built a very solid base of satisfied customers. Steven A. Brown, President of CDS Publications in the United States, sums of the reason for the Diamant’s vast appeal: “Muller Martini was able to develop equipment to meet all of our quality and product requirements, something the competition was unable to do.”
High-tech for added value
Managing Director Detlef Brall of bookbinder Stein + Lehmann in Berlin, Germany—where the Diamant has been in use since 2009—is also completely satisfied, saying “Production has become more accurate and we can actually sell every first book. In addition, servo technology has eliminated the need for several machine parts, which means less wear and tear.“ Rolf Kanzler, Head of Bookbinding at Freiburger Graphische Betriebe in Freiburg, Germany, also experiences the reliability and the precision of the Diamant MC. Thrilled by its quick installation, he reports: “Only five working days after the Diamant MC had arrived at our premises, we were producing books of perfect quality and it continues. Since then, we have produced only perfectly finished books.”
Satisfied customers in 23 countries
The success of the Diamant MC speaks for itself, convincing more and more bookbinders to select it. Around 70 Diamant MCs have been purchased, nine in Germany alone. Overall, it is now in use in more than twenty countries worldwide. Users appreciate the reliability and the quality that the machine generates. “We were looking for a machine that could provide uniform quality and got a machine that also enables an output of considerably larger quantities of books. It provides the prerequisites to increase business into the future,” reports photo book producer Jacco Buurmann from Albumprinter in the Netherlands. Jürgen Weber, Head of Finishing at the calendar and notebook producer Geiger in Wiesbaden, likes the repeatability of the job settings. “The servo motors provide the fastest and most accurate machine adjustments that can be retrieved identically over and over again. That means the very first book in a production is of the highest quality.”
Constructive solutions for special products
The users appreciate the manifold of possibilities the Diamant MC has to offer. There is hardly any special product that it cannot produce. Whether it is standard books, photo books or CD booklets, the Diamant MC is the ideal means of production. Muller Martini approaches the task for new product models in the most constructive way. “No product was too unusual for Muller Martini to come up with a solution for efficient production,” said company representative and production manager Franz Eisenmann of Baier & Schneider in Heilbronn, Germany.
Continuing to be Number One through constant progress and development
The Muller Martini Book Technology team in Bad Mergentheim, Germany makes sure that the Diamant MC remains the Number One bookline worldwide by constant updating. Development on the Diamant MC is a continuous progress, always in dialog with customers. One of these exchanges, for example, led to the creation of the Tandem station (see box), which offers headband changes without empty cycles. The fast change-over is shortened even more by the variable case feeding station. The automatically adjustable case forming iron also contributes to change-over reduction. The goal is no downtime—while maintaining the highest quality standard.