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Challenge Machinery to offer 'Assurance' at PRINT '09

Press release from the issuing company

Norton Shores – The Challenge Machinery Company has been a leading manufacturer of print-finishing equipment since 1870.  Challenge continues this tradition with the current generation of product offerings, which will be proudly displayed at PRINT '09 on Booth 3429.
Challenge Paper Cutters
Challenge paper cutters have been a testament to our strength, reliability, and longevity.  Ranging in size from 15" to 61" and beyond, Challenge cutters present several unique features that help reduce maintenance requirements, increase operator safety, and increase production efficiency.
Challenge CMT-Series Trimmers
Challenge has drawn on our paper cutting experience to develop a line of three-side book trimmers which help to increase trimming accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.
The CMT 330 is a true three-knife trimmer offering single-book production speeds of over 400 books per hour with a fully-automatic size change in less than 20 seconds.  The 99-job storage capability allows for efficient recalling of your common book-trimming parameters. Its low-maintenance design allows for maximum productivity with minimal operator intervention.    
The CMT 130 is the newest member of the CMT family.  This three-side trimmer offers single book production speeds of up to 200 books per hour, as well as a fully-automatic size change in under 20 seconds and the same ample job storage capabilities.
Both CMT book trimmers feature a unique modular design which allows for near-line or in-line trimming capabilities, multiple-book trimming capability, bar code size change capabilities, and high-speed size change (less than 6 seconds), making either of them the ultimate book trimming solution.

Challenge Paper Drills and Round Cornering Machines
Since introducing to the industry the first hollow-spindle drill in 1930, Challenge paper drills have become legendary for their unrelenting performance and extraordinary value throughout the years.  Challenge offers paper drilling machines from a single-spindle office machine to the rugged 10-spindle production drill.  Standard and Teflon coated hollow drill bits are available in thirteen diameters ranging from 1/8" to 1/2" (3.2mm to 12.7mm).  Specialty drilling, such as large hole drilling applications (up to 1-5/8" / 41.3mm), medical forms drilling, and many European drill patterns are available on select units.
The Challenge Round Cornering Machine continues its dominance in production-level cornering throughout the industry.  The hydraulic-powered corner cutter can process up to 4" of material in one powerful stroke for the ultimate in productivity.
Challenge Handling Equipment
Challenge material handling equipment will add increased processing efficiency to your application.  Challenge offers paper jogging equipment ranging from small office joggers to automated joggers with air-removal rollers, material handling carts, padding presses, automated stacklifts, and automated material unloading equipment.
Challenge continues our 139-year tradition as the premiere paper cutter and paper drill manufacturer.  Our legacy of producing innovative products for the ever-changing print market, first-class technical support, and long-term resale value will continue to provide customers assurance you made the right decision!