Suttle-Straus Expands Offerings with Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-5+L with Anicolor Technology and Easymatrix 106 CS
Monday, September 16, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
Kennesaw, Ga. – Suttle-Straus, located in Waunakee, Wisconsin, is now able to offer more capabilities and expand into new markets through the installations of the Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-5+L with Anicolor Technology and the Easymatrix 106 CS.
Offset Press to Satisfy Short-Run Work
Running at maximum speeds of 15,000 sheets per hour, the Speedmaster XL 75-5+L with Anicolor technology has an extremely fast inking unit, which is designed to print offset quality at peak productivity for cost-efficient short-runs. According to Norman, “We now have the option of choosing whether we are going to print through digital or offset based on best economic value.”
One of the main contributors of Anicolor’s economic benefits is the waste paper savings of up to 90%. Suttle-Straus can expect their job to be ready to run in 5-20 sheets, decreasing their makeready times by about 50%. Shorter makeready times are also achieved thanks to reliable and fully automatic plate changes with AutoPlate Pro, which controls precise plate feeding and identification for exact and fast registration. During plate changes, the operator can perform other tasks while the plates are being changed.
“One of the biggest advantages of all of the automation on the press is the ability to easily train the workers of tomorrow on the press,” said Norman. “The technology is so advanced that the individual qualifications of the operator is less of an issue, and we are able to train someone to work the press efficiently and to produce the highest quality very quickly.”
High Precision Diecutter to Expand Productivity
The Easymatrix runs at speeds of up to 7,700 sheets per hour and gives Suttle-Straus even shorter makeready times thanks to the intuitive touchscreen interface, along with the motorized cutting pressure adjustment and quick-lock technology for dies and stripping tools. With a full 41” format and non-stop functionality in the feeder and delivery, longer runs can be processed efficiently.
According to Norman, “When we did the math, it made sense to bring diecutting in-house. We are now able to have our employees control the quality and timing of our diecutting work on the Easymatrix, which will allow us to offer our customers more products at lower costs. We’re very excited to see where we will be in the next couple of years due to these new pieces of equipment from Heidelberg.”
Left to right: Ted Straus, President and CEO of Suttle-Straus; Ted Norman, Director of Manufacturing at Suttle-Straus; and Brett Keene, Vice President of Operations at Suttle-Straus.
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