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Standard Debuts Automated IM-30 Sheet Inserter - Insert up to 3 Sheets at Speeds up to 4,000 Booklets per hour

Press release from the issuing company

(Andover, Massachusetts) -- September 5, 2007 -- At Graph Expo, September 9 – 12 in Chicago, Standard Finishing Systems will launch the new Standard Horizon IM-30 In-line Sheet Inserter, complementing the Standard Horizon StitchLiner SaddleStitcher and SPF-200A Bookletmaker.  Designed for commercial printers, in-plant printers, and trade binderies, the IM-30 is capable of inserting up to 3 independent sheets into booklets at speeds up to 4,000 per hour.
The IM-30 can automatically insert sheets in the middle of or beneath the top sheet of a booklet when connected in-line with the Standard Horizon StitchLiner SaddleStitcher or SPF-200A Bookletmaker.  The IM-30 has three bins with 4.9 inches of capacity in each, allowing for less frequent reloading of paper.  The IM-30 uses the same patented rotary-pulse vacuum feeding system as the proven VAC Series collators, and delivers exceptional productivity on nearly all paper stocks for inserts such as post cards, hole-punched sheets, and folded sheets.
The IM-30 is equipped with a touch-screen control console for ease of operation, advanced programming, error detection and system monitoring. System functions are presented using an icon-based graphical interface.  This provides for easy training, operation and troubleshooting.  The IM-30 eliminates manual processes to increase productivity and reduce labor costs.
According to David Reny, managing director, Standard Finishing Systems, "The IM-30 Sheet Inserter is a continuation of Horizon's strategy to bring productivity, performance, and automation to every area of the bindery. Horizon has combined their expertise in precision engineering with a user-friendly interface.  Combined with a SPF-200A Bookletmaker or StitchLiner SaddleStitcher, this creates a powerful, productive and efficient bookletmaking system."