One of the highlights of drupa was GBC’s Cyclone laminating102sqm of print in less than 41 seconds, Wayne Robinson was thereTHE new GBC 8500HS Cyclone laminating system and GBC High Bonding Strength (HBS) film – both debuted at drupa – were put to the test in this first-ever laminating challenge.
The well-attended event took place on June 2 at GBC’s stand in Hall 11. Gareth Deaves, an adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records, confirmed the time of the lamination run and presented an award to the jubilant GBC team. This extraordinary technical endeavour began with the go signal when the first sheet entered the laminator. Only the portion of the paper surface actually covered by the laminating film was measured. The clock was stopped when the last sheet to complete the 100 square metres exited the laminator. Witnesses and the adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records verified that the sheets were properly laminated, without creases or air pockets, and that the total laminated surface was at least 100 square metres.
Being the world’s fastest indeed answers the market’s concern about speed. The GBC 8500HS Cyclone is a commercial laminator designed for single-sided lamination of high-volume print runs. Running at speeds up to 150m per minute, this system can cut production time by one-half or more without sacrificing accuracy, control, and quality.
Its generous 112cm (44in) width offers versatility and also lets users run prints landscapewise, further increasing productivity.
A high-precision Mabeg feeder, known worldwide for its accuracy, controls the feeding and transport of printed sheets.
The key to the GBC 8500HS Cyclone’s high-speed, high-quality output is innovative new technology that improves adhesion at ultra-high speeds, and then separates each sheet accurately without tearing or slowing the process.
An efficient closed-loop water heating system enables the laminator to maintain a stable operating temperature, even on long runs. After leaving the laminator, an electronically controlled, motorised decurling bar removes excess curl in the laminated sheets for consistently flat output.At the system’s separator, a trackmounted snapping assembly remains stationary while running and maintaining its grip over the entire sheet. The result is clean, accurate separation and optimal reliability. Laminated sheets produced on the 8500HS Cyclone during the world record attempt were distributed to the visitors during the world record attempt.