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02.03.2017

Hunkeler Innovation Days 2017 – KOLBUS Bookjet® Convinces all Along the Line


The Hunkeler Innovation Days as well established branch meeting with focus on >Processing of digital printed products< was held for the twelfth time this year and can be considered as a full success for KOLBUS. The four-day event attracted numerous international customers and with more than 6,000 visitors a new record was set.

KOLBUS exhibited from the Bookjet® series the new three-knife-trimmer HD-HD 143. The live demonstrations showed the cutting of products with different formats and thicknesses one after the other with zero make-ready. By the unique two-cutting-cells-technology KOLBUS provides an extremely high level of automation, an unsurpassed net output as well as an outstanding high cutting quality. The cutting quality is achieved by the parallel head and tail cut of products like on all the other KOLBUS three-knife-trimmers. These benefit makes the HD-HD 143 the preferred machine for trimming digital products.

The new KOLBUS Bookjet® brochure was the base for a lot of conversations regarding the topic of >digital finishing<. Besides the KM 200 perfect binder, the DA 270 casemaker and the book production lines BF 513 as well as BF 530, KOLBUS offers also upstream machines for the digital processing. The WF 100 web folder for the industrial web-fed printing and the LS 100 signature stacker for the subsequent production of pre-glued blocks complete the Bookjet® solutions. Another topic was the integration of software based processing supports. KOLBUS provides for this area an extensive and wide service portfolio. The new KOLBUS Workflow design was developed for the individual customer and will be customized like a modular system. In this way, different software modules achieve an optimal production process. In conjunction with the new Bookjet® 360 System, KOLBUS is able to connect numerous digital printing machines with the production workflow. Based on the slogan >From PDF to finished book< all relevant information and data will be available at all implemented KOLBUS machines.

Conclusion - the clear advantages of the fully automated HD-HD 143 with zero make ready speak for themselves. Besides new business contacts and projects, one HD-HD 143 order was signed during the event in Lucerne. Since the first machine exhibited during drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf approximately 10 machines have been sold. Tendency rising.

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