Swiss finishing giant Muller Martini launched a host of new finishing and printing solutions aimed at ensuring printers are able to meet the requirements of the future, and it also launched an upgrade programme for existing equipment.
Livio Barbagello, managing director of Muller Martini Australia, says, “It is all about profitability. We want to provide our customers with opportunities to develop their businesses, so they can have new ways to make money.”
Among the new solutions from Muller Martini is the Alegro perfect binder, which replaces the Acoro range. Barbagello says, “Alegro is highly automated, has a standardised central control system, is flexible, has a quick changeover, and is well suited to short runs.”
The Alegro perfect binder has Motion Control Technology, which Muller Martini says offers optimised process steps and thus the highest product quality with the ability to process a wide range of sizes. It runs at 7,000 cycles per hour and, with a separate drive for each station, the Alegro can quickly reach its highest output level.
The MC Compact thread sewing machine has a footprint of foursqm and offers stitching for a diverse range of products. One person can operate the machine comfortably and can be led through the operating steps on the touchscreen with the help of the logical setup wizard.
The new FlexLiner inserting system for newspaper and mailing producers offers what Muller Martini calls the best price-performance ratio in the mid-size range. The company says the FlexLiner increases the efficiency of the traditional mailroom and creates new possibilities for innovative insert marketing and attractive product design.
The Diamant MC Hybrid book line can process any size of print run as well as one-off book production. The Diamant also features the Motion Control Technology, whicvh the company says provides efficient and exact production from the very first book. Without empty cycles or changes in output, the Diamant MC Hybrid adjusts to the height and width of the given book block, allowing for fast changeovers, even between books with differing spine shapes.
Muller Martini adds that both the Presto II saddle stitcher for less complex job structures as well as the Primera E160 saddle stitcher in the high-output range are now more efficient and easier to use thanks to the setup wizard and the connection to Connex, the intelligent data and process management system. With a wide range of sizes, the numerous quality controls as well as its modular design, the saddle stitchers from Muller Martini are digital ready and meet the market requirements from today and tomorrow.
The company adds that the VSOP web offset printing press for packaging printing on paper, film and cardboard has its numerous technical and functional innovations. due to improved sleeve positioning, its new control system increases the reliability of the machine, while at the same time reducing wear and tear as well as the need for maintenance, according to Muller Martini.
The fully integrated SigmaLine solution produces digitally printed books, magazines and catalogues in short print runs. The fully automated production is possible in one single operation – from a PDF file to a finished book. With the SigmaLine, Muller Martini says it offers a solution for print finishing that matches the increased output of new printing presses for digital printing.
All Muller Martini systems can be optimally automated in connection with Connex, the intelligent data and process management system. Thanks to this standardisation, all machines can communicate with each other and can also be connected to a management information system.