Muller Martini Introduces Array of New Products, Services for Book Industry
The New High-Performance Primera 160
The high net output of 16,000 cycles per hour in all run lengths and wide range of sizes makes the Primera 160 a powerful all-round machine. Thanks to its ergonomic design and modern control concept, the Primera is extremely user-friendly and is quick to set up. Machine operators particularly appreciate the clearly laid-out setup wizard, which considerably reduces the setup time to a mere seven-step process.
"Today's customers face individual challenges in terms of run sizes, size range and job structure,” explains Felix Stirnimann, Head of Marketing at Muller Martini Print Finishing Systems AG. "And, in turn, this requires customer-specific system solutions, which is why Muller Martini offers the Primera 160 with two different levels of automation."
The feeder, gathering chain, stitching machine and three-knife trimmer are all synchronized automatically on the Primera C160 and the optimum engaging positions can be calculated using the sizes submitted. The units are then automatically engaged in the correct duty cycle.
The Primera E160 features the fully automated AMRYS size setup solution (Automatic Make Ready System). The feeder, stitching machine, three-knife trimmer and stacker are quickly and automatically set to the required size and synchronized, which means this saddle stitcher is set up and ready to produce the new job in the shortest possible time.
To ensure it can deliver reliable and efficient production at speeds of up to 16,000 cycles an hour, the Primera 160 features a single gathering chain. The close fitting feed for the signature enables the signature stability to be improved when being conveyed. In addition, the Magic Wheel in the feeder ensures that the signature is transported longer and guided and securely placed on the chain during feed mode. The cutting process for the sturdy 0408 three-knife trimmer has been optimized to boost the productivity one step further: The new servo-controlled pressing device releases the product immediately after the cutting action for downstream processing.