Standard to Demo Automated Feeding, Finishing Workflow Solutions at PRINT 13
Continuous-Feed Finishing Solutions
In another North American premiere, Standard will show the Hunkeler Roll-to-Signature Book Block Solution producing ready-to-bind, glued book blocks from digital webs up to 30” wide. The Standard Hunkeler PF7 Double Plow-fold Module applies one or two perforations or scores, and then folds in the web direction before the CS6-HS rotary cutter converts the multiple-up imposition into four-, six- or eight-page signatures. These signatures are glued and stacked as complete book blocks on the new continuous SD7 Double Star Wheel Delivery Stacker. From there, the glued book blocks pass a pressing station and can be transferred to an inline or near-line perfect binder for book finishing. The solution is capable of running at speeds up to 650 feet per minute, and 450 output cycles per hour (multiple books per cycle), which translates into 4,140 6x9” books (96 pages) or 2,420 8.5x11” books (96 pages) per hour. The Hunkeler Roll-to-Signature Book Block Solution can be used off-line or inline with high-speed digital presses.
In a world first, Standard will demonstrate the Smart Binding System for continuous-feed digital print, producing short-run, variable books of different size and thickness from a roll with no manual touch points. A Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinds a 20” wide pre-printed roll which is cut into sheets in the Standard Hunkeler CS6-I rotary cutter and then folded to signatures in the Standard Horizon AF-566F Folder. The signatures are stacked and glued into book blocks by Horizon’s new BBS-40 and presented to the Horizon SB-09V nine-clamp Perfect Binder. Bound books are delivered via conveyor for three-knife trimming on the HT-1000V variable trimmer. The entire system will be producing at a rate of 2,000 variable-thickness and variable-format size books per hour.
Standard will also demonstrate an integrated Roll-to-Fold solution, which combines Horizon folding technology with Hunkeler unwinding, dynamic perforating, web inspection and cutting expertise. Featuring the Hunkeler DP6 Dynamic Perforator, WI6 Web Inspection System, CS6-II Rotary Cutter with chip-out, and the Horizon AF-566F Folder, this solution will be producing complex, variable-data direct mail pieces in one pass at 500 feet per minute with dynamic perforating from sheet to sheet for coupons, reply cards, or convenience checks. The Hunkeler WI6 Web Inspection System will capture high resolution color images of the full web for inline verification, quality inspection and integrity analysis of the printed roll. The Hunkeler Site Manager can capture feedback from several WI6 systems to track the complete print and finishing production environment, and communicate with the ADF server.