Hunkeler Hosts Tenth Innovationdays, Reports Positive Business Results

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND—March 27, 2013—Standard Finishing Systems partner Hunkeler recently announced another successful Innovationdays event as worldwide experts from the digital paper processing industry met in Lucerne, Switzerland to see the latest developments in roll-fed digital printing solutions. Hailed as the most focused trade fair in the industry with an unmatched variety of solutions on display, the five-day event again attracted over 5,000 highly-qualified visitors who gathered to see real-world applications running live from Hunkeler and 70+ exhibition partners, including Graph-Tech, Horizon International, HP, KBA, Kodak, Océ/Canon, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, Screen, Xeikon, and Xerox (CiPress/Impika).

Integrated total solutions from software to finished product spanned the hall with a special focus on uptime, productivity, and ease-of-use. Among the 30+ live applications, Hunkeler demonstrated the new flexible, high-performance book-on-demand line with a paper web width up to 30˝, processing four-, six-, or eight-page signatures. Equipped with the PF7 double plow folder, CS6-H6 high-speed cutter, and SD7 double star wheel delivery unit, the system achieved non-stop production of book blocks up to 650 feet/minute with complete inline verification checking.

Hunkeler also introduced Remote Assist for fast, professional 24/7 expert support designed to minimize equipment downtime. Huncustomer services ensure worldwide access to Hunkeler’s comprehensive expertise, including browser- and tablet-supported solutions with image transmission to allow a more exact analysis and faster problem identification.

Standard partner Horizon International showcased a broad range of integrated finishing solutions including the new BQ-280PUR Perfect Binder designed specifically for short-run, high quality PUR binding and featuring book-of-one production capability with single-person operation. Horizon also demonstrated the HT-1000V Variable Three-knife Trimmer capable of one-to-one variable trimming in-line with Horizon perfect binders, or off-line. In the Hunkeler booth, the Horizon BQ-470 Perfect Binder was finishing book blocks produced on the PF7 book-on-demand line. Glued book blocks were removed with robots from the delivery unit and transferred to Horizon’s BQ-470 via a transport carriage for near-line perfect binding. 

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