Heidelberg to Show Value-Added Finishing for Hybrid Workflows at GRAPH EXPO
The sturdy, new programmable cutter POLAR 56 (NET version) with hydraulic drive is equipped with an 18.5'' touch-sensitive display and is the ideal machine for digital printers. Designed for one-shift operation, it can be connected to a house current wall outlet. The POLAR 56 easily cuts small formats up to SRA 3, and comes with digital workflow integration via P-NET and Compucut. In order to start the cutting program automatically, the machine is furnished with a Bar Code reader, enabling near-zero setup times. Process visualization gives the operator a graphic indication of the material handling, greatly minimizing the possibility of error. Compucut takes the cutting data supplied as PPF or JDF files direct from prepress and generates the cutting program automatically. Repeat sequences can be saved and adapted at any time, thanks to the availability of nearly 2000 memory positions.
The Stahlfolder TH 56 sets a new standard in folder productivity for smaller formats and is an ideal tool for digital printers. The TH 56 is being shown at GRAPH EXPO in a pile-fed 6/4 configuration (six plates with pre-slitter shaft in the first station and double-rear mounted slitter shafts with lift kit; and four plates in the second station) with Level 3 automation and pressing, batching and counting stream delivery. At GRAPH EXPO, demonstrations will emphasize the ease with which users can change over from job to job to compete in the short-run arena.
The modular platform of the TH series offers unmatched flexibility and the fastest makeready times while delivering superior fold quality. Accessories can be adapted to suit changing business requirements, for example: pre-slitter shafts in the first, second, or third station; single-mount rear-slitter shafts; lift kits on the folding station; even popular rear-mounted slitter shafts lift kits. An EAP crossbar for timed perfs, as well as slitting and gluing heads, can be installed on the folding stations. All of these features are designed to deliver maximum flexibility, productivity, and performance while keeping the investment economical.