Muller Martini FlexLiner Plays Major Role in Demand for Inserts
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The machine’s flexibility, speed and accuracy make it an ideal choice for high-volume packages.
Thanks to its efficiency in the mailroom, Muller Martini’s FlexLiner inserting system plays a major part in meeting the booming demand for inserts worldwide. For example, privately held Prospekt Versand Service’s (PVS) insert numbers have increased by 44 percent over the past three years at its plant in Sopron, Hungary.
To meet this increased demand, in 2015 the company installed three new FlexLiners to join its ten existing inserting systems from Muller Martini. The installation allows the company to process nearly 420,000 pounds of paper each day. “This machine from Muller Martini is a masterpiece,” says Managing Director Erich Romano. PVS uses the three FlexLiners for products with three or more inserts, which account for nearly half of all its jobs. Added Mr. Romano, “When paper specifications allow, the three inserting systems run around the clock, each at their maximum speed of 30,000 cycles per hour.”
Thanks to its open system architecture, the FlexLiner can be extended at any time to meet new production requirements. For instance, the inserting system can be expanded with two-piece or four-piece modules up to a maximum of 30 insert stations. These stations can be fed manually or using stream feeders as required. Additional possibilities are created by individual addressing in the delivery transporter and the integration of a labeling system or a card gluer.
Other key advantages of the FlexLiner include:
- Accuracy and reliability. Although it handles a wide range of product types, the FlexLiner’s gripperless feeder boasts an incredibly low miss rate.
- Increased uptime. Jacket format changeovers are handled without interruption.
- Short setups. Simple servo adjustments in the pocket wheel speed changeovers even when producing more difficult inserts.
- Quality. Packages are held together between belts throughout the collating process, resulting in the best quality package.
Muller Martini’s FlexLiner Inserting system enables both newspapers and commercial inserting operations to differentiate themselves from their competitors, while providing their clients with greater variety and increased customer responsiveness. What’s more, its efficiencies can be further enhanced with the highly dependable FlexPlack Bundle Building system which optimizes space by combining stacking, strapping, bottom wrap and top sheet application functions into one machine.