Standard Announces GRAPH EXPO Highlights and New Product Launches

ANDOVER, MA—09/07/2010—Standard will feature live demonstrations of a broad range of intelligently automated post press, paper handling and inserting solutions at GRAPH EXPO, including several North American premiers. All solutions in booth 1244 will be shown under the theme “Intelligent Automation” to emphasize Horizon’s commitment to using advanced automation and touchscreen control for super-efficient set-ups, lower operating costs, and best-in-class quality for short-run finishing.

The Standard feeding and finishing portfolio continues to expand with new products, accessories and services surrounding the professional production and distribution of printed documents. A diverse set of Standard Hunkeler and Standard Horizon paper handling and finishing solutions will also be shown in partnership with six industry-leading digital print manufacturers.

Horizon Binders and Trimmers Break New Ground
The innovative Standard Horizon CABS 6000 perfect binding system will premier at the show, bringing new levels of automation to production bookbinding. The system includes the MG-600 Gatherer, SB-17 seventeen-clamp Perfect Binder, and HT-110 Three-knife Trimmer. This in-line system can produce up to 6,000 books/hour. Each component is equipped with an icon-based 10.4” color touch screen that enables end-to-end automated setup in ten minutes or less, and the ability to memorize 200 jobs for instant recall.

Up to six MG-600 Gatherers can be placed in-line for a total of 36 stations, feeding up to 64-page signatures ranging from 5.83”x4.14” to 15.15”x 10.8”. Other features include an in-line stacker for stand alone gathering, and advanced quality control features such as CCD cameras, thickness detection, and weight checking.

The SB-17 Perfect Binder allows for quick changeover from EVA to PUR adhesive with interchangeable tanks and book thicknesses from .08” to 2”. Other features include CCD cameras on the cover feeder, ability to load covers on-the-fly, twin milling stations, automated in-line cover scoring, gauze feeding for hard cover book blocks, weight checking system and a digital caliper that measures book size and thickness and transfers settings to the binder for automated setup.

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