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Further expansion of Heidelberg’s postpress range for drupa 2016

03/01/2016

  • Postpress Commercial: Up to 50 percent higher productivity thanks to the new generation of Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P folding systems
  • New user reports uniform folding and better production planning
  • Postpress Packaging: Further expansion of partnership with Masterwork and new machines for drupa 2016

Postpress plays an important role in the value chain in print production. On the one hand because it’s where the final product is produced, and on the other hand because the machines are intended to be integrated into an overall workflow and timed in such a way as to achieve optimum overall productivity. The top priority for commercial printers is maximum productivity, while for packaging printers it is quality coupled with reliable and fault-free production. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has the right solutions for all these requirements. “We have consistently enhanced our postpress range in order to optimize the entire production process, and will be showcasing new machines for both commercial and packaging printers at drupa 2016 which will help our customers to be successful and competitive in their production”, explains Harald Weimer, Member of the Management Board responsible for the Heidelberg Sales and Services Segment and in charge of the Postpress Division.

Postpress Commercial: Up to 50 percent higher productivity thanks to the new generation of Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P folding systems

Heidelberg will be presenting the new models of the Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P folding machines at drupa 2016. The “P” stands for enhanced performance, productivity, and reliability. This series is aimed at industrialized commercial printers with peak performance machines from the Speedmaster XL series or book binders with an annual production of over 40 million sheets. It rounds out the top end of the folding machine range, which now consists of the following product series classified by performance classes and customer requirements: Stahlfolder Ti, Stahlfolder BH/CH, Stahlfolder TH/KH, and the new Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P as a complement to the Stahlfolder TX 96.

The PFX feeder has been carried over into the new models of the Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P as a technology transfer from the peak performance machine Stahlfolder TX 96. This is a basic prerequisite for reliable separation and feeding of the sheets to the folding machine in a stream of shingled sheets. The increase in productivity of up to 50 percent is achieved through an innovative sheet guide, which permits shingled folding through the entire folding machine. This means that shingled processing of sheets is now also possible in the folding stations in the Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P.

This has two advantages for the user: Shingled guiding enables more sheets to be processed in the same time, without increasing the speed at which sheets are transported. For example, folded sheets in the final format 16-page A4 can be produced at a rate of up to 16,000 sheets per hour, at a machine speed of just 150 meters a minute. Common machine speed results in an increase in quality as well as more stable and constant production, even with sensitive papers.

New user reports uniform folding and better production planning

“We are so happy with the new Stahlfolder TH 82-P that we bought it along with a Stahlfolder KH 82-P after the field test,” report Klaus Harig and Rainer Suerbaum, both heads of the postpress department of the bookbindery of Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co.KG (M&E). The full-service printing company in Belm, Osnabrück has been testing the Stahlfolder TH 82-P since last fall, and has found the perfect postpress complement to its existing Stahlfolder TX 96 folding systems for keeping pace with the high output of the Speedmaster XL 106 machines. “The Stahlfolder TH/KH 82-P machines are unbeatable, especially when it comes to 16-page signatures in conventional imposition, because the predictable folder outputmeans we can better plan now. From May, all postpress machines will be integrated into the Prinect workflow to make production even more transparent and efficient.”

The signatures created in this way are then forwarded seamlessly to the saddle stitchers and adhesive binders, where they are turned into end products like brochures, catalogs, magazines, and business reports. M&E Druckhaus has evolved over its long history to become the international system provider it is today with around 170 staff.

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Postpress Packaging: Further expansion of partnership with Masterwork and new machines for drupa 2016
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Thomas Fichtl
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