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Muller Martini BravoPlus stitcher with newly enhanced feeders to be demonstrated at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

July 13, 2007 -- Hauppauge, New York – Muller Martini, the world leader in print finishing, is continually spearheading new innovations in saddle stitching performance. Another example of Muller’s innovative thinking will be on display at booth #3863 during this year’s Graph Expo show as the company will be demonstrating its 13,000 c/hr. BravoPlus saddle stitcher which is now equipped with newly enhanced feeder technology.
The feeders on the BravoPlus have been re-engineered to enable highly efficient advance and retard timing of each individual feeder to the chain. At the show, the BravoPlus stitcher will be shown in action together with the Palamides automatic 502 banding machine.
“Our engineers are always striving to further expand the capabilities of our machines, providing new ways for the industry to speed workflow, raise productivity, lower labor expenses and boost profits,” said Douglas Stryker, [Division Manager, Print Finishing Systems]. “Graph Expo visitors will want to stop by our booth to see our new feeder enhancements along with the overall production possibilities and revenue opportunities that the BravoPlus saddle stitcher can bring to their operations.”
The BravoPlus stitcher, which provides a level of automation that is unmatched in the mid-performance class, delivers maximum uptime and exceptional net output.  Complementing the efficiency enhancements that have been made to the feeders on the BravoPlus is variable feeding capability with a choice of feeder options (flat pile feeder, vertical pile feeder, stream feeder, card and cover folder feeder, and merchandise and card gluers).  BravoPlus is also available with inside and outside inkjet capabilities, providing print shops and binderies with a variety of ways to expand their service offering.
As is the case with all Muller Martini print finishing equipment, production quality on the BravoPlus is excellent.  Quality is closely controlled through selectable options that include: copy control, ASIR (optical automatic signature image recognition), lateral thickness measurement by side caliper, oblique sheet monitor, thickness measurement by ridge caliper, stitch monitor, trim monitor, and sequential on/off.
The Palamides 502 banding machine is designed for stitchers in 1-up or 2-up production where the product is counted, stacked and banded.  The Palamides 502 handles small and springy products that cannot typically be put through a normal stacker. Palamides can be installed after any of the trimmers on the Muller Martini saddle stitchers, processing plain or imprinted paper banding material.  Plastic strapping can also be used.
Graph Expo takes place September 9-12, 2007 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. To see the BravoPlus saddle stitcher demonstrated live along with the Palamides banding machine, show attendees are invited to stop by the Muller Martini exhibit (#3863).  Attendees can also learn more about the entire line of Muller Martini saddle stitching machines as well as gain key insights from Muller print finishing experts about how to increase efficiencies and raise profit potential specific to their operations.