Hohner to Offer Wide Range of Saddle Stitchers and Booklet Makers at drupa
TUTTLINGEN, Germany — April 20, 2016 — Hohner Maschinenbau has been working hard on the development of a new version of its HSB 8.000 saddle stitcher. The result of these efforts and other news of their overall product range will be launched at drupa 2016.
HSB 9.000 – the next generation of the well-known and successful "Tool-less"
Briefly, the new HSB 9.000 is more user-friendly, faster, offering more options than in previous versions of this saddle stitcher. The 9.000 version offers a fully graphic 7˝ touchscreen in color. Its user menu has been further simplified by using symbols rather than text, as has proved so popular on its "big brother," the HSB 13.000. Such standardization makes it easy for an operator to switch between any Hohner saddle stitcher of the new generation. Another popular feature of the HSB 9.000 is the introduction of the radio-remote-control. A wide range of formats from small sizes up to DIN A4 Plus makes this machine particularly suitable for a variety of applications in this class of Stitcher.
The most exciting news in the development of the HSH 9.000, however, is the introduction of new horizontal feeders. Ergonomically designed, they bring a totally new dimension of possibilities to what has always been a popular workhorse in the print finishing sector. It is now possible to install this machine with a combination of both types of feeder. This proves yet again that Hohner listen to their customers and consistently develops their products with the focus firmly on flexibility and ease of operation.
The "Modular" HSB 13.000 – a class of its own
This fully automatic saddle stitcher with a running speed of up to 13,000 per hour gives customers a wide range of sizes from small formats up to DIN A3 Plus, thus offering 2 up A5 production. This line now also incorporates a radio remote control, satisfying the most rigorous expectations with regard to ease of use.
The new single stroke mode means that a single product can be released either by the control panel or any other component of the saddle stitcher, reducing down times and spoilage significantly.
All drive units, even the format drive axis based on servo-technology, allows good dynamics and great opportunity for analysis.
Up to six motorized stitching heads together with the clincher boxes automatically adjust to their correct position during the set up procedure between jobs.
And of course, last but not least with this machine, Hohner’s "Modular" system means that additional tasks can be performed as options and can be upgraded as and when the occasion demands. For instance an inline punching unit could be integrated into the trimming unit. In the event of highly secure or sensitive jobs, all relevant job data can be recorded and checked.
HSB DIGI-FS 8 – the all-in-one line for maximum flexibility
Not completely new, but still a real chameleon is the latest version of the HSB DIGI-FS 8, relaunched in 2015. This is regarded as the most adaptive solution to all customer needs. Once a conventional saddle stitcher, once a DIGI-Finisher, once a Folder-Stitcher. These elements have now been combined into a fully integrated and complex finishing system. With this machine, printers across the whole spectrum of both Litho and Digital print have the benefit of ultimate flexibility with the additional benefit of saving both costs and production time. Other benefits of the latest version offer a remote-control, a Data Matrix, barcode readers and many other options as well as the capability of now feeding a 1250mm sheet length. And if necessary this machine can also fulfill even simple folding jobs also, for which before a separate machine was needed.
The new Foldnak Compact, the compact Pro has become a real Hohner now integrated successfully since 2014 into the Hohner product range, this Foldnak booklet maker now meets the typical Hohner standard of performance of efficiency. The global market leader of stitching heads has drawn upon an extensive knowledge and experience to adapt and incorporate the 43/6 FK stitching head into this system. This development has two major influences when it comes to a buying decision. Running costs will be significantly reduced as the cost of wire on spools is so much less than that of pre-formed staples. Production is radically increased due to consistent production without the need to constantly refill staple cassettes. Furthermore, they have even improved the flexibility and variety of applications by the possibility of installing use two loop and two normal stitching heads. That is what makes it "a real Hohner."
Foldnak 8 – advantage squared
This booklet maker has been well regarded in its category for its flexibility and variety for many years, especially where expectations of quality are high, even for a machine designed for mid-sized jobs. Now, however, Hohner proves that this can be improved even more with a new control system providing easier use and ergonomic handling.
Hohner small wire stitching machines – ease of use
Why change a well-established and proven design? Simply retain all positive technical criteria and simply add another additional positive aspect with more ease of use.
It is in this spirit that the ECONOMY 25/40, better known as "the Knocker" and very popular for pad production, now has a couple of improvements with regards to the setting and adjusting of the equipment.
And finally the Exact, "the flexible small one," known and used worldwide for mixed applications with multiple stitching heads, will be more user friendly having had some improvements in respect to noise reduction.
Thus even on the small machinery, Hohner writes USER FRIENDLINESS in capitals.