Swiss finishing company Ferag has launched two major innovations at drupa 2016; one an inserting line than can insert personalised brochures into newspapers, and the One2out flexible inserting system that allows single, double or parallel processing.
Daniel Fasser, managing director Ferag Australia, points out that the hyper targeted line will not appear here for a while, but says, “The One2out will have great appeal, it will address issues where inserting numbers change effortlessly and so will be great efficiencies.”
The modular One2Out line, for processing and inserting supplements and advertising brochures, has two strands connected by a loop. It can run as a big production with up to 41 hoppers or as two small parallel processes with up to 21 hoppers per strand. Running strands A+B with 41 hoppers, it processes 20,000 copies per hour. In parallel mode, with two times 21 hoppers, line output is doubled to a total of 40,000 copies per hour.
At the final stage of the collecting process, the PostStack and SmartStrap machines tie the collections into stable bundles. Ferag says it has optimised these for insert-in-insert processing.
The company says that customers who want to get the most out of their One2Out system can use the Optimiser to load the ideal production strategy in seconds.