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Heidelberg Offering New Modules for Folders and Saddlestitchers

Press release from the issuing company

Nov 27, 2006 -- Heidelberg is offering a number of new modules for its Stahlfolder Flexomailer (based on the TH/KH folder generation) and its saddlestitchers. These new modules enhance the finishing options for the end product and increase added value in postpress. Ideal for specialization and stealing a lead on the competition, the new products are available as of today. Inline Punch PT 220 The fully automatic Inline Punch PT 220 punches folded and single sheets after the folder or saddlestitcher. The maximum speed is up to 10,500 copies per hour, depending on the product length and thickness. The maximum format size is 800 x 220 millimeters (31.5 x 8.67 inches) and the minimum 100 x 80 millimeters (3.94 x 3.15 inches). The PT 220 accommodates a wide variety of finishing options - from tear-off/corner perforation, Wire-O punching and file hole punching to central, register and three-sided cutting and (bandsteel) die-cutting for special shapes. The product thicknesses processed are six millimeters (0.236 inch) for cutting, three millimeters (0.118 inch) for perforation and two millimeters (0.079 inch) for the cutting die. The Inline Punch PT 220 is a beam cutting press. Sheets are transferred directly from the folder or saddlestitcher using a height-adjustable infeed belt. A pneumatic alignment system positions the sheet accurately in the machine, ensuring precision punching. Vacuum tables There are specially tailored mailing tables for the Flexomailer TH 56 (working width: 56 centimeter/22 inches) and the Flexomailer TH 82 (working width: 82 centimeters/32 inches). Each comes in lengths of two meters (79 inches) and 3.30 meters (130 inches). They provide a cost-effective introduction to one-up and two-up production. The mailing table serves as a basic module, with add-on units such as an inkjet station, cardtipper, sample dispenser, labeler and plow folder for turning over flaps. The mailing products are transported by movable suction tapes which guide them with absolute precision. The mailing table is easy to use, offering great flexibility and a wide variety of applications. It has electric height adjustment and rollers allow it to be used anywhere on the Flexomailer. Cardtipper The new cardtipper is a module for dispensing products such as coupons, booklets and other types of cards made from paper, cardboard or plastic. It can process sizes ranging from 3 x 4 centimeters (1.18 x 1.57 inches) to 32 x 40 centimeters (12.60 x 15.75 inches) and a product thickness of 30 millimeters (1.18 inches). Its height is infinitely adjustable, as is its position - either in the direction of travel or perpendicular to it. Simple operation and format adjustment without the use of tools ensure short make-ready times when changing products. A suction tape which is precisely synchronized with the folding station or mailing table transports the products. Even at high speeds of up to 120 meters (around 400 feet) per minute, consistently accurate positioning is achieved. Once dispensed, the product is fixed using soluble fugitive glue. It can thus be separated at any time without being damaged.

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