Tewell Warren Printing Gains Efficiency and Profit Potential with Muller Martini BravoPlus-T Saddle Stitcher
DENVER—01/05/07—When it comes to print finishing, automation can be a vital factor in ensuring that job preparation is as efficient as possible and profitability is maximized. Tewell Warren Printing, a sheetfed operation focusing on top quality production, recently installed a BravoPlus-T saddle stitcher from Muller Martini, replacing a Fox stitcher. Now, Tewell Warren is creating stitched products of superior quality, and the company is also taking full advantage of the automation that the BravoPlus-T provides.
“The automation on this model enables us to get in and out of jobs faster,” explains Patrick Queenan, Plant Manager. “Makeready is quicker, now averaging 15 to 30 minutes. And, a 4th and 5th knife is now just a 30-minute install compared to 3+hours on our old model.”
The productivity enhancements at Tewell Warren Printing come as no surprise, considering that the BravoPlus-T has the fastest make-readies of any medium-speed saddle stitcher on the market. Furthermore, the machine offers the highest price-performance ratio of any stitcher in its class, making it a solid investment with exceptional ROI.
Other reasons why Tewell Warren Printing chose the Muller Martini BravoPlus-T stitcher include brand confidence along with overall user friendliness. “Muller has a great track record in the industry,” says Queenan. “[And the BravoPlus-T] is a much quieter piece of equipment to operate and be around.”
The BravoPlus-T saddle stitcher is engineered to deliver speed and increased efficiency, running at up to 11,000 cycles per hour and featuring PLC assisted controls and comfortable touchscreen operation with simple adjustment of clinchers. BravoPlus-T comes equipped with a three-knife trimmer and due to its modular design, it can be expanded at any time to feed up to 14 signatures or 12 signatures with a cover folder feeder – meeting the requirements of growing printing and binding businesses. Other key advantages include: touchless stitcher control from below; gripper and suction opening; individual 1:2/1:1 gearing; heavy-duty in-line single book trimmer; frequency controlled drive; and an easy-maintenance central lubrication system on the stitching machine and three-knife trimmer. Partial AMRYS is also available optionally, as is simple integration into a main MIS system...with JDF capability according to the CIP4 standard.