CPI’s print finishing general manager Rayne Simpson, on the stand at the show, directed machinery operator David Smith at Braeside during the live-streamed demo which highlighted major features of the Baumann line.
The demo was one of several scheduled during PacPrint.
The Baumann line went live, jogging and cutting A4 sheets, with presets for stock thicknesses, operating at speeds of up to 40,000 sheets per hour.
Blowers on either side of the handling line aerated the sheets.
Simpson then asked Smith to switch the operation from jogging to the right with automatic counting on, to jogging to the left with counting off.
In the setup, via a touchscreen, Smith punched in a preset pallet height, with a count of 600 sheets at a gauge of 60-200gsm.
Presets for up to five stock sizes are available to ensure optimum sheet alignment, explained Simpson.
Asked about savings over conventional cutting, Smith estimated that if a bindery was running two guillotines over three shifts, it could reduce this configuration by one guillotine and a shift, adding significantly to productivity.
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