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Stahlfolder P-Stacker robot technology ensures Heidelberg customers can benefit from autonomous folding production throughout the entire process

11/15/2021

  • P-Stacker unleashes the full potential of Stahlfolder’s high-performance folding technology
  • Thanks to Heidelberg and its extensive robotics expertise, Aumüller boosted the productivity of its TX96 by around 25 percent in next to no time
  • Autonomous folding process on two folding machines with two P-Stackers and one-person operation at Meinders & Elstermann
  • The digitization of postpress is taking the Smart Print Shop to the next level

This is just what print shops have been waiting for – the Stahlfolder P-Stacker from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The robot technology takes over the signature stacks at the output of the folding machines and places them on pallets fully automatically. Countless customers are now producing using the Push to Stop technology of the P-Stacker launched by Heidelberg last year. The P-Stacker has been in use at Aumüller Druck GmbH & Co. KG (Aumüller Druck) in Regensburg, and Meinders & Elstermann GmbH & Co. KG (Meinders & Elstermann) in Belm for several months. In both commercial printing companies, this solution is further accelerating highly industrial production lines in Push to Stop mode. Heidelberg was the first manufacturer in the world to introduce the Push to Stop principle to Speedmaster sheetfed offset printing technology and apply it to Stahlfolder folding machines. This is what prompted Aumüller Druck and Meinders & Elstermann to fully integrate their processes into the Prinect technology from Heidelberg – both for automated control and monitoring of their production lines and in the opposite direction, for recording operating data.

P-Stacker boosts Aumüller’s gross output up to 18,000 sheets per hour
Meinders & Elstermann at the forefront of digitization
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Matthias Hartung, Media Relations

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