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Standard Horizon’s National Sales Manager George Vergilis frequently speaks with operators in the field and he says the remote is getting rave reviews. For example, if some sheets were cut inconsistently and the operator notices a fold has floated out-of register, he can make an immediate adjustment using the remote without stopping the system and losing production time.
The remote is even magnetized so that it can be placed in convenient reach wherever the operator happens to be working — and when the machine is running, operators generally spend most of their time at the exit-end (off-loading the stacker, checking quality, boxing, etc), and not at the control panel. One could imagine how this would be a definite time saver and convenience feature.
For all of the Negative Nancies out there who are thinking, “Yeah, but how much does it cost?,” I have good news. I was sure this would be an a la carte accessory, but I received confirmation that the remote is a standard accessory that comes with the machine. Bonus!
Just a thought, but I wonder if there’s ever a fight over possession of the remote? I guess as long as a sporting event isn’t involved, it’s probably not an issue.
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Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.