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Goss International sells six finishing systems to Quad/Graphics

Press release from the issuing company

September 10th, 2007 – Quad/Graphics will add six new high-productivity Goss finishing systems at various facilities in the United States in the next 12 months. The order includes new-generation Pacesetter 2500 saddlestitchers which deliver up to 25,000 books per hour and Universalbinder adhesive binders. Quad/Graphics has installed more than 100 Pacesetter and Universalbinder finishing systems since 1980.
“We are investing continuously in finishing operations to give our customers the fastest and most efficient technology available as well as unique opportunities to add value to their printed products,” explains Bill Graushar, vice president of finishing at Quad/Graphics. “We have a longstanding history of working with Pacesetter and Universalbinder systems, and the organization behind them, to achieve industry leading reliability, net productivity and selective finishing capabilities.”
The new Pacesetter 2500 saddlestitchers at Quad/Graphics will be configured with Ferag forwarding stations, UTR gripper conveyors and SNT-U drum trimmers. Goss International represents Ferag products in North America.
Goss International introduced the Pacesetter 2200 and 2500 saddlestitchers in 2006. The systems feature servo-driven components, including newly designed hoppers that are easy to reposition within a system or among multiple systems. Both saddlestitchers are available with up to 40 horizontal or vertical hoppers, and can be equipped with a new high-speed Goss flying trimmer or Ferag SNT-U trimmer. Pacesetter 2200 systems operate with a single stitcher, while Pacesetter 2500 systems use a dual stitcher.
“The new Pacesetter model runs faster and is easier to operate,” according to Graushar. He notes that being able to interchange independently-driven hoppers quickly will present valuable makeready advantages. “Instead of reconfiguring fixed-position hoppers according to the sequence of each new job, we will be able to reposition hoppers that have already been set up for a specific type of signature, product or gimmick.”