BY ERIK CAGLE Quad/Graphics has installed the latest design in Ferag gathering/stitching/ trimming systems at its plant in Lomira, WI, marking the third such system installation for Quad. The new system includes six log-fed feeders, which transport signatures to a rotary gathering drum, then to a shear-cut trimmer. According to Frank Arndorfer, Quad/Graphics' vice president of finishing operations, adding the third Ferag unit bolsters the company in a number of ways. The Ferags are the workhorses on the shop floor. "We lean toward Ferag because we have an application for production that requires more of a Gatlin gun approach—high volume and relative ease of use," Arndorfer says.
LOMIRA, WI—Ferag Americas has installed its latest design in gathering/stitching/trimming systems in Quad/Graphics' plant here, marking the third such installation for Quad. The new system includes six log-fed feeders, which transport signatures to a rotary gathering drum, then to a shear cut trimmer. The high-speed Ferag gatherer/stitcher/trimmer was introduced to the North American market several years ago, with the installation of two 10-pocket units in Quad/Graphics facilities. Since then, Quad and Ferag have worked together to customize the system to meet Quad's needs. As a result, the existing units, as well as the new installation, will make it possible to change format sizes in a