Customers commend the perfect binder for its size range, product quality, processing times, flexibility and easy serviceability.
Muller Martini’s highly innovative motion control technology optimizes each particular stage in the production line, resulting in intelligent, technologically advanced processes that offer significant flexibility and greater production capacity. What’s more, motion control reduces the makeready time for each job. That makes the Alegro perfect binder the ideal solution for such market trends as decreasing run sizes, higher quality requirements, and greater demands for cost containment.
Since installing an Alegro, Austria’s printing company Johann Sandler GmbH & Co. has almost doubled the number of jobs it prints and finishes each year. “Entering the perfect binding segment marks the start of a new era for us,” says Managing Director Hannes Sandler.
The company’s decision to install another perfect binder was the result of massive investments in printing technology. “We’re in this for the long haul. And entering print finishing means that we also have to guarantee quality, transport and compliance with deadlines to our customers,” remarked Mr. Sandler.
In-house softcover was also on the wish list of its major clients. That prompted Johann Sandler GmbH & Co to invest in its first Muller Martini system in its 34-year history. The Alegro offers the ideal total solution and requires only minimal staff thanks to its high degree of automation and motion control technology capabilities.
Sandler’s extensive Alegro line consists of hot melt and PUR, a splitting saw for ever increasing two-up production, a 3696 gathering machine, an Orbit three-knife trimmer, a CB 18 book stacker, a shrink tunnel and a Pluton palletizer from Solema. The Adhesive Monitoring System (AMS), developed by Muller Martini, minimizes glue consumption and production waste in perfect binding. A laser near the gluing unit continuously monitors glue application, even for differing glue patterns, by means of heat measurement. That enables adjusting the amount of glue applied at any time, so the end result is a better quality book.