Crossover trimmer meets new market demand for printers integrating digital books into their traditional offset binding
At Graph Expo, Muller Martini will demonstrate how its Orbit Three-Knife Trimmer delivers seamless production for offset and digital trimming
Printers utilizing the same bookbinding line for offset and digital manufacturing are hard pressed to find a seamless trimming solution which can quickly integrate either process. At Graph Expo, visitors to Muller Martini Booth #845 will have the unique opportunity to experience such a trimmer up close. The Orbit Three Knife Trimmer enables an easy back and forth transition between printing methods without sacrificing time or quality. Muller product specialists will demonstrate how the Orbit's settings can be optimized on the fly making it possible to achieve high net output within the shortest possible time.
Currently, many book manufacturers are outsourcing their digital work to local binderies in order to avoid costly changeover delays. This strategy is problematic since they are probably paying more, plus the quality isn't up to standard. The Orbit Three Knife Trimmer's performance features help to solve these problems:
- Crossover capabilities. The Orbit's crossover flexibility allows it to quickly handle the widest size range available – big, small, thick, or thin products, produced offset or digitally – without the need for special kits. Changing over from an offset to digital job can be completed within three minutes.
- Automation. The Orbit's advanced automation platform utilizes Muller Martini's Book Data Center which enables a wrenchless make-ready and improves performance by separating the drive line. This automation encourages a more hands-free workflow which results in quicker turnarounds and greater throughput.
- SmartPress. The Orbit's high speed can trim up to 80mm at 7,200 cph. Its proprietary, servo-driven technology provides for a gentle, controlled pressing process in which air between the paper fully escapes from the product. This results in the optimal precondition for a perfect, quality trim and ultimately prevents costly line stoppages.
Graph Expo takes place September 11-14, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Muller Martini engineers and experts will be on hand in Booth #845 to provide insight and ideas about how Muller's innovative technology can help printers and binderies "Connect with MM Digital" and grow their business.