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Stitchers Star at Muller Martini Open House

HAUPPAUGE, NY—Nearly three dozen print production businesses, including printing and binding companies of different sizes, recently attended a saddlestitching open house hosted by Muller Martini. The event, entitled “First to the Finish: Leading-Edge Saddlestitching Solutions for Maximum Automation,” was held here at Muller’s Long Island headquarters.

Open house attendees viewed live demonstrations of three finishing machines geared toward the middle-performance segment. Demonstrated were a BravoPlus saddlestitcher with AMRYS (Automatic Make-Ready System), a BravoPlus T stitcher with partial AMRYS and a Presto stitcher. During the event, Muller Martini sold a BravoPlus T machine.

Visitors not only saw three of Muller Martini’s most popular saddlestitching machines up and running, they also received insight about ways to increase efficiencies and profit potential with automated finishing technology.

The BravoPlus saddlestitcher with AMRYS provides computer-aided makeready and changeover for fast setups. AMRYS technology can reduce makeready times by up to 50 percent. Capable of speeds to 13,000 cph, the BravoPlus also features a newly enhanced feeder technology.

The 11,000 cph BravoPlus T stitcher is available with partial AMRYS. It features PLC-assisted controls and touchscreen operation with simple adjustment of clinchers. BravoPlus T can be expanded to feed up to 14 signatures or 12 signatures with a cover folder feeder.

The Presto stitcher features menu-guided PLC controls and touchscreen operation. It handles different size books encompassing standard products ranging in size from 12×143⁄8˝ to 41⁄8×41⁄8˝ (31⁄8×31⁄8˝ with accessories). Furthermore, Presto operates in 1:1 or 1:2 modes, providing the capability to run difficult signatures or to maintain high speeds when loading bulky projects. The 9,000 cph Presto offers expansion up to a maximum of six twin feeders (12 feeders).

Also present at the event was MBO America showcasing its B30-S folder featuring six plates and continuous feeder, as well as Navigator touchscreen control, Rapidset automated fold plates and preslitter shaft. A Palamides delta703 with chip board feeder was also shown.

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