Standard Announces GRAPH EXPO Highlights and New Product Launches

Standard Finishig (Booth 1244, 1644) is featuring live demonstrations of a broad range of intelligently automated post press, paper handling and inserting solutions at GRAPH EXPO, including several North American premiers.

The Standard Horizon CABS 6000 perfect binding system is premiering at the show. The system includes the MG-600 gatherer, SB-17 17-clamp perfect binder, and HT-110 three-knife trimmer. This in-line system can produce up to 6,000 books/hour. Each component is equipped with a touchscreen for end-to-end automated setup in 10 minutes or less, and the ability to memorize 200 jobs for instant recall.

Up to six MG-600 gatherers can be placed in-line for a total of 36 stations, feeding up to 64-page signatures ranging from 5.83x4.14" to 15.15x10.8".

The SB-17 perfect bnder allows for quick changeover from EVA to PUR adhesive with interchangeable tanks and book thicknesses from .08" to 2". Other features include CCD cameras on the cover feeder, ability to load covers on-the-fly, twin milling stations, automated in-line cover scoring, gauze feeding for hard cover book blocks, weight checking system and a digital caliper that measures book size and thickness and transfers settings to the binder for automated setup.

The HT-110 three-knife trimmer will accept a lift size up to 3.9" and produces trimmed books from 5.71x4.05" to 14.4x11.81".

The Standard Horizon HT-80 Three-knife Trimmer is also debuting. It is designed to operate off-line or in-line with the Standard Horizon BQ-470, SB-07 and SB-09S perfect binders. It trims finished books from sizes ranging from 5.5x3.9" to 13.4x11.8", with programmable memory for up to 200 different jobs.


StitchLiner 6000 digital

In-line saddlestitching from a roll is also being demonstrated. The Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital is fronted by Hunkeler unwinding and rotary cutting technology that has been tightly integrated with the Horizon saddlestitching platform, allowing customers to proceed from roll to finished booklets in one process with no intervention or manual touchpoints. As part of this solution, the Hunkeler CS6 cutter features an innovative new interface that allows for job storage, quick changeover and automatic retrieval of job settings and information.

Standard Horizon folders

The Standard Horizon AFC-746F large-format folder is premiering, with throughput speeds up to a record-setting 787 ft/m. It includes advanced set-up automation through a touchscreen control panel that displays all common fold formats and sheet sizes. The folder features quick changeover and fully automated setup with up to 45 automated adjustments including in-feed, roller gap, buckle fold, and knife-fold sections. The AFC-746F folder handles sheet sizes ranging from 8.3x8.3" to 29.1x43.3" with programmable memory for up to 200 different jobs. It includes pile feeder with suction head, and has an optional pallet or continuous feeder.


Bindery management The Horizon pXnet bindery management system is a software platform that includes drag-and-drop functionality, real time reporting of work-in-process, easy job scheduling and full JDF operability. Job parameters can be entered at a central control console, then called up by any Horizon finisher on the network.

Standard is showing the new Standard Horizon BQ-160 perfect binder for the first time with PUR adhesive capability. The entry level binder satisfies the demand for short-run digital photo books and prepared book blocks for case binding. It is also capable of padding and tape binding. Other features on include the ability to notch in one or both directions and an optional carbon air filtration system to reduce adhesive odors. The BQ-160 can produce perfect bound books up to 1.6" thick at speeds up to 180 cycles per hour.

The BQ-160 Binder is being shown in-line with the new CRB-160 cover creaser, which is setup through the color touchscreen on the BQ-160. The scoring position is set automatically according to the book thickness that is measured on the BQ-160. The CRB-160 scores up to 150-pound laminated covers, and a wide variety of scoring patterns can be selected. A standalone model is also available.

New features on the Standard KAS line of intelligent inserting machines are being featured. A new option for fast, reliable feeding of CDs, DVDs and other media is being shown. This track-mounted device feeds a range of shapes and sizes, down to business card size, at up to 6,000 envelopes per hour. The 465HS system is also equipped with the new KAS camera system that reads 2D, 1D, OCR or OMR.

Also look for the new “VIVA” suite of vision-based inspection systems, custom designed for document integrity, quality control and verification in production environments. The VIVA line is being deployed across a range of Standard solutions to ensure quality control, integrity, tracking and reporting of personalized documents.