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The Stitchmaster ST 100 from Heidelberg, 9,000 cycles/h

Press release from the issuing company

The Stitchmaster ST 100 saddle stitcher is the new finishing solution from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), and will make its U.S. debut at Print 01 in Chicago. With speeds up to 9,000 cycles/h and product formats up to A4+, the ST 100 is the ideal standard model for bookbinders and printshops to build capacity in saddle stitching work. Expanding their range of services while saving on transportation costs and time. The Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 100 saddle stitcher is well suited to short and medium-length print runs with frequent format changes. It is very compact, consequently saving space. Makeready times when changing format are reduced to a minimum. A menu-driven setup program assists the operator in setting the device. The programmable controller displays step-by-step setting positions for format changes. The double vertical feeders have a modular design, which facilitate the processing of signatures with vacuum or gripper openings. It is possible to expand to four double vertical feeders at any time. It takes a few simple steps to engage or disengage the feeders or to switch them to 1:1 (full) or 1:2 (half) speed. Users can perform format changes in a minimum of time. The device comes fitted with two stitching heads for 14 mm standard stitching. The stitching unit can use up to four standard or loop stitching heads. The robust, stable trimmer trims products with all transfer elements is stationary. The trim sequence is front edge first, then head and tail trim. Products can be trimmed by up to 50 mm on three sides. Central trimming attachments for the parting cut and punch cut are quick and easy to install as optional extras. The advantages of the cover folder feeder include stationary covers and optional outer or inner scoring, depending on cover quality and direction of paper feed. The Stitchmaster ST 100 is series-fitted with a stream delivery. A compensating stacker for numbered off, criss-crossed piles is available as an option. It can use any Heidelberg delivery system for folding machines. The Stitchmaster ST 100 can add single or double hand-feed stations to accommodate signatures that cannot automatically feed or where extra feeders are required. Technical data Output Mechanical: max. 9,000 cycles/h min. 1,500 cycles/h Formats Width x rear edge: Uncut: max. 311 x 355 mm min. 92 x 128 mm Cut: max. 305 x 349 mm min. 89 x 120 mm Product thickness max. 10 mm Opening types Gripper opening with prefold: min. 8 mm With postfold: min. 5 mm Vacuum opening