Postpress and Packaging Solutions from Heidelberg to Share Spotlight
Flexible and modular, the Stahlfolder TH 82 presents a new dimension of professional folding that reduces changeover times through intelligent automation and ergonomic operation. Paper thickness is measured and used to automatically define the basic settings for the roller spacings, while taking into account the fold type and paper characteristics. Job-specific settings can also be saved to accelerate makeready for repeat jobs. A large range of modular deliveries ensures outstanding finished quality, ergonomics, and functionality while boosting output. The TSH + SPA twinstacker will be shown offering mark free delivery with over 10 feet of finished product capacity. The TSH is fully integrated with the folder, enabling the operator to adjust folder parameters during the run while inspecting output quality at the delivery. Overall output increases with total workflow integration via Prinect Postpress Manager.
Stitchmaster ST 450
Heidelberg’s Stitchmaster ST 450 delivers greater productivity, increased flexibility and the ability to handle a broad range of applications at speeds to 14,000 cycles per hour. Maximizing the capability of this production speed, the ST450 incorporates Dynamic Offset, which synchronizes all timing parameters within the ST450 to the chain speed. Mobile servo-driven feeders allows the ST450 to be configured based on the requirements of the job, or share pockets between multiple ST450’s optimizing investment. Available options extend the wide range of applications. For example, one or more sample gluers can be deployed for applying booklets, cards, merchandise or CDs. Cameras and bar code readers can be added to pockets for signature verification, ink jetting, calendar punching, trimmer knives for 2- or 3-up applications, and knife folder for meeting new postal regulation applications. The ST 450 ‘s JDF-capable control system also accepts presetting data from prepress and returns production data. Stored makeready parameters for repeat jobs are easy to retrieve using a job manager.
Ties that Bind
Introduced at drupa 2008, Prinect Postpress Manager is the first system in the industry to enable full-service print shops to integrate finishing machines into their workflow for dramatically reduced makereadies, job transparency and efficiency tracking. Also at work in the Heidelberg booth at Print 09 will be Polar P-Net, which makes it possible to integrate individual POLAR components or Polar cutting systems into the digital workflow through P-Net Connect; and POLAR Compucut, which automatically generates cutting programs using prepress data.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.
Heidelberg is most active within the major OECD industrial regions and is expanding its involvement within growing markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. With development and production sites in six countries and some 250 sales offices worldwide, the Company offers services to more than 200,000 customers around the globe. Heidelberg generates 85 percent of global sales through company-owned sales offices and above 85 percent outside of Germany. In fiscal year 2007/2008, Heidelberg achieved sales of Euro 3.670 billion referring to the divisions Press, Postpress and Financial Services as well as a net profit of Euro 142 million. As of March 31, 2008, the Group employed 19,596 staff worldwide.